Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

California Steelhead

CDFW Awards $16.7 Million to Fisheries Habitat Restoration, Forest Legacy and Drought Projects

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) today announced the selection of 67 projects that will receive funding for coastal salmon and steelhead habitat restoration, response to the statewide drought and forest legacy restoration. The grants, which total $16,720,061, are distributed through CDFW’s Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) and…


Spring into Fishing at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Spring into Fishing at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS—Families looking for a place to have an inexpensive, rewarding family vacation during spring break need look no farther than the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens. Located just 75 miles southeast of Dallas, 100 miles east of Waco and 180 miles north of Houston, TFFC is a one-tank-of-gas…


20 More Days of Dove Hunting Tops Slate of Proposed Regulation Changes in Texas

20 More Days of Dove Hunting Tops Slate of Proposed Regulation Changes in Texas

AUSTIN – Texas dove hunters would get an additional 20 days this fall under proposed changes to the 2016-17 Statewide Hunting Proclamation for Migratory Game Birds up for public comment. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a 90-day Texas dove season, the longest in 80 years. In addition,…


Delta-Size Bass on Display at Pine Bluff Nature Center

Delta-Size Bass on Display at Pine Bluff Nature Center

PINE BLUFF – Having only one fish to weigh at a bass tournament usually isn’t thought of as a good day, but Eugene Moore Jr. weighed his single fish with pride at the Metro Area Bass Club tournament on Lake Chicot, Feb. 13. The 10.25-pound beast not only claimed big…


Charles Story of Evans, Ga., won the Feb. 20 Savannah River Division event on Clarks Hill Lake with a 25-pound, 4-ounce limit to over $6,200 in winnings.

Story Wins FLW Bass Fishing League Savannah River Division Event on Clarks Hill Lake

APPLING, Ga. – Charles Story of Evans, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 25 pounds, 4 ounces, Saturday to win the second FLW Bass Fishing League (BFL) Savannah River Division tournament of 2016 on Clarks Hill Lake. For his victory, Story took home $6,244. Story said he targeted rocks in…


Easter Egg Hunts at Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites

Easter Egg Hunts at Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites

ATLANTA, February 5, 2016 — Pack a picnic and your camera to celebrate Easter in Georgia’s State Parks & Historic Sites. Large families can take advantage of picnic shelters and group shelters for an all-day affair. For more ranger programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks’ web pages. Information on cabins,…


March 1 marks the opening day of catch-and-keep season at Missouri trout parks, including Montauk State Park pictured. MDC expects thousands of anglers for opening day and will stock more than 22,000 trout for it.

Remedy for Fishing Fever is MARCH 1 Trout Opener in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – As the wintery season winds down, anglers throughout the Show-Me State are beginning to show some signs of trout fever. Symptoms include: tying flies, putting new fishing line on reels, checking waders for holes, and practicing casting. Most anglers who get trout fever get rid of…


Hunters must complete step one, a knowledge portion, and step two, a skills session, in order to become hunter education certified.

MDC: 2 Hunter Education Skills Sessions Set for Southeast Missouri’s New Hunters

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) will offer skills sessions Feb. 20, from 1 to 5 p.m., and March 10, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center. Hunter education is required to buy a firearms hunting permit in Missouri for any…


LDWF’s Archery in Louisiana Schools Program Sees Perfect Score Shot in Regional Qualifying Tournament

LDWF’s Archery in Louisiana Schools Program Sees Perfect Score Shot in Regional Qualifying Tournament

Feb. 11, 2016 – For the first time in Archery in Louisiana Schools program history, perfection was attained. Aidan Haire of Benton Middle School became the first competitor in an ALAS sanctioned event to record a perfect score of 300. That came during the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries…


Aiken County Wildlife Area Opens to the Public Saturdays in March

Aiken County Wildlife Area Opens to the Public Saturdays in March

Aiken County’s Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area and Ecological Reserve will be open to the public on the first three Saturdays during the month of March (5, 12, and 19). The final Saturday (March 26) will be reserved for a youth turkey hunt. The Crackerneck Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and Ecological…