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

Drivers Should Watch For Deer As Rut Begins

Drivers Should Watch For Deer As Rut Begins

LITTLE ROCK – Accidents involving vehicular collisions with deer appear to be on the rise in Arkansas, and drivers should be on the lookout during this time of year when deer are in rut. Inevitably, someone is going to find themselves in an accident involving a deer, and Arkansas Game…


Duck Hunting south of Brinkley,Ark.

Duck Hunters Reminded To Leave Gadgets Behind When Hunting AGFC-owned WMAs and National Wildlife Refuges

LITTLE ROCK – Duck hunters heading to public land in Arkansas should double-check their regulations this year before plugging in the battery-charger to their motorized decoys. During its May 2016 meeting the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission banned the use of all mechanical decoys on AGFC-owned wildlife management areas. The…


IDNR Adds Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities in Central Illinois

IDNR Adds Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities in Central Illinois

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has secured several waterfowl hunting sites in Macoupin, Sangamon, and Schuyler counties through its Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). Open to the public from November 1 through December 31, these sites are on private land leased by IRAP.  Each site…


Always make note of what's in front of and behind your target.

Hunters Should Always Consider Surroundings Before Pulling the Trigger

RALEIGH, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2016) — As deer season continues across the state, the N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission’s Home From The Hunt™ safety campaign reminds hunters to always take their time and positively identify their target before pulling the trigger. “It’s easy to get excited when you’ve got something in…


Opening Day Means Keeping Safety in Your Sights

Opening Day Means Keeping Safety in Your Sights

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is reminding the hundreds of thousands of Texas hunters getting ready for opening day of deer season Saturday to keep safety in the crosshairs. “Texas had an all-time low number of incidents last deer season and we want that trend to…


Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Celebrates Twenty Years

Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Celebrates Twenty Years

ATHENS— Celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center (TFFC) in Athens with a day of outdoor activities and free admission Saturday, Nov. 19. Activities going on throughout the day include a raptor and reptile display, a catfishing tournament, kayaking, fly fishing, archery and a walk along the…


Pat Fisher of Colbert, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds even Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake

Georgia’s Fisher Wins Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake

BRANSON, Mo. – Pat Fisher of Colbert, Georgia, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 15 pounds even Saturday to win the Costa FLW Series Championship on Table Rock Lake, which featured 192 of the top semi-pro boaters and co-anglers from across the globe. Fisher’s three-day total of 15 bass weighing 40…


National Park Service Celebrates Veteran's Day

National Park Service Commemorates Veterans Day with Special Programs and Free Admission on November 11

WASHINGTON – In honor of Veterans Day, many national parks across the country are hosting special events, displays, and ceremonies to commemorate the service and sacrifice of the U.S. Armed Forces. The National Park Service will waive entrance fees on November 11. “It’s a special responsibility to be the stewards…


Electrofishing

Electrofishing Reveals Tiger Trout Fishing Tips in Arizona

Caught a tiger trout, yet? Try fishing the shorelines at Woods Canyon Lake. Some of our fish biologists were on the water at Woods Canyon,located on the Mogollon Rim,  electrofishing from 7 p.m. to 4 a.m. — Wednesday through Thursday — and caught more than 100 tiger trout. “This number…


More mule deer might mean more opportunities for hunters in Utah next year. DWR biologists are recommending late-season limited-entry muzzleloader buck deer hunts happen on three new units in 2017. Photo by Jim Shuler

DWR Recommends New Hunts in Utah

As the number of big game animals in Utah increases, so do possibilities for sportsmen and sportswomen in the state. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are recommending several new big game opportunities for 2017. They include additional management buck deer hunts on the famed Henry Mountains hunting unit…