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

FWC Approves New Freshwater Bass Conservation Measures

FWC Approves New Freshwater Bass Conservation Measures

At its meeting Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and increase effectiveness. Commissioners meeting at the Florida Institute of Public Safety near Tallahassee approved implementation of new black bass conservation measures, which will go into effect July 1. Anglers will…


Learn fly fishing with your sweetheart on Valentine's Day at Ridgway State Park

Learn fly fishing with your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day at Ridgway State Park

RIDGWAY, Colo. –- You’ve caught the love of your life, now teach her (or him) how to catch fish at a “Fly Fishing with your Sweetie” clinic at Ridgway State Park on Valentine’s Day. Ridgway Ranger Bill Bruggeman, an expert fly fisherman, will teach the class. It will start at…


Spring Turkey Hunts Offered in Central Coast, Northern California Counties

Spring Turkey Hunts Offered in Central Coast, Northern California Counties

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is now accepting applications for several turkey hunt opportunities in Santa Barbara and Yolo counties this spring. The two-day hunts will be offered through the Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Program, which offers incentives to private landowners who allow wildlife-dependent…


Unclaimed Arkansas Turkey Hunt Permits Available Online Feb. 16

Unclaimed Arkansas Turkey Hunt Permits Available Online Feb. 16

LITTLE ROCK—The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will be offering all unclaimed wildlife management area turkey hunt permits through an online sale at www.agfc.com, beginning at 8 a.m., Feb. 16. Each year, the AGFC conducts a lottery for special permit turkey hunts to increase the quality of the hunting experience…


COSTA FLW Series

Lake Shasta Set to Host COSTA FLW Series Opener Presented by Minn Kota

REDDING, Calif. – The Costa FLW Series is headed to Lake Shasta Feb. 18-20 for a tournament presented by Minn Kota when as many as 300 pros and co-anglers will take to the water for the first stop of 2016 in the Western Division. “Lake Shasta is a world class…


2016 Fishing Forecast for Southwest Mississippi

2016 Fishing Forecast for Southwest Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) fisheries biologists anticipate a great year for anglers in Southwest Mississippi.  “We’ve seen improved fisheries at connecting oxbows along the Mississippi River during fall and winter sampling,” said MDWFP fisheries biologist Jerry Brown.  “We collected high numbers of largemouth bass and bluegill…


State Parks Announces Eighth Day Escape Adventure Series and Contest

State Parks Announces Eighth Day Escape Adventure Series and Contest

Visit an Alabama state park in 2016 and you could win one of 12 prize packs and earn a shot at a grand prize in the Eighth Day Escape adventure series and contest. Monthly prize drawings will be held throughout the year with the first on February 8. The Eighth…


Northern pike are reproducing in Utah Lake. An angler caught these pike from the shore at Utah Lake in late January. Photo by Danny Potts

Fish in Utah Lake Still Need Your Help

Provo — When fish are taken from one body of water, and placed illegally in another body of water, bad things can happen. Utah Lake is a prime example. Mike Slater, regional aquatic manager for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says a population of northern pike, placed in Utah Lake…


More Access and Spring Turkey Hunting Opportunities Added to Illinois Recreational Access Program

Spring Turkey Hunting Opportunities Added to Illinois Recreational Access Program

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP) has added first-time adult turkey hunting to its growing list of public access activities. A first-time adult hunter includes anyone who hasn’t hunted turkey in the past five years.  In addition, the IDNR has changed the age restrictions for youth turkey…


Colorado Parks and Wildlife Monitoring Severe Winter Conditions, Impacts to Wildlife a Concern

Colorado Parks and Wildlife Monitoring Severe Winter Conditions, Impacts to Wildlife a Concern

MEEKER, Colo. – Colorado Parks and Wildlife managers in the state’s Northwest Region say the most recent blast of snow and frigid temperatures has created conditions similar to some of the most extreme winters in the state during the past 35 years. With temperatures dropping well below zero and deep,…