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

Alum Creek State Park offers both cross-country skiing and snowmobiling

Explore Ohio’s Winter Wonderlands

Blankets of soft white snow cover the ground while towering evergreens bend gently under the weight of a recent snowfall. Each year, this picturesque scene is played out across the state in Ohio’s state parks as they are transformed into a winter playground for everyone to enjoy. For guests in…


At its meeting on Dec. 16, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation for 2017-2018 deer-hunting and turkey-hunting season dates.

MDC Sets Upcoming Deer and Turkey Hunting Dates

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – At its meeting on Dec. 16, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for 2017-2018 turkey-hunting and deer-hunting season dates. 2017 SPRING TURKEY HUNTING DATES Youth Portion: April 8 and 9 Regular Turkey Season: April 17 through May 7 2017-2018…


Missouri turkey hunters can apply online for 2017 spring turkey managed hunts between Jan. 6 and Feb. 28.

Apply Online for MDC Spring Managed Turkey Hunts

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Missouri youth, archery, and firearms turkey hunters can apply online for 2017 spring turkey managed hunts between Jan. 6 and Feb. 28 through the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) website at mdc.mo.gov/springturkeyhunts. Managed hunt details and application procedures are outlined on the webpage. Drawing results will be posted…


CWD-Infected Deer Identified in Southeastern Minnesota

3rd CWD-Infected Deer Identified in Southeastern Minnesota

A third deer infected with chronic wasting disease has been discovered in southeastern Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources.   A hunter harvested the deer in mid-November about 5 miles north of the two previously reported infected deer, which were killed about 4 miles west of Lanesboro. An…


Gag Grouper

Amberjack, Triggerfish and Gag Grouper Season Changes in Gulf Waters Start Jan. 1

Starting Jan 1, several recreational fishing season changes in Gulf waters will go into effect including: Greater amberjack will open Gray triggerfish will remain closed Gag grouper will close in most Gulf waters. See below for details on each season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) manages marine…


Saturdays — Tundra Swan Tours at District 10

January 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

DATE — EVENT Saturdays — Tundra Swan Tours at District 10, a 23,000-acre expanse of privately owned rice fields and restored habitat in Yuba County, north of Marysville (95901). The free tours are led by naturalists and last approximately two hours. Tours for up to 30 people are held from…


Start the Year on the Trails with a First Day Hike

Start the Year on the Trails with a First Day Hike

AUSTIN— Start 2017 with a walk on the wild side by participating in a guided stroll through a Texas State Park as part of the national First Day Hikes initiative. “Last year, 80 parks hosted 116 First Day Hikes across Texas,” said Brent Leisure, director of Texas State Parks. “More…


‘Trails to Trout’ Bringing Free Youth Fishing to Tyler’s Nature Center

‘Trails to Trout’ Bringing Free Youth Fishing to Tyler’s Nature Center

TYLER – Take your favorite kid on a fishing trip and help them bag seasonal sport fish for free during the 11th annual “Trails to Trout” fishing days in January at The Nature Center. The East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation (ETWWF) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)…


1st place 10-13: My Blue Eyed Brother

Winners of the Youth Arts Contest Announced in Texas

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Arts in the Parks program has announced the winners of the Texas State Parks Youth Arts Contest, which ran from May 1 to Nov. 1. TPWD will showcase the winning art pieces in the 2017 calendar and on the Arts in the Parks…


Trout on the Little Red River at Cow Shoals near Heber Springs, Ark.

New Trout Regulations for Little Red River in Effect Jan. 1

HEBER SPRINGS – Anglers visiting the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam in Heber Springs will find a few new regulations in place when they hit the water in 2017. The Commission voted unanimously to approve many changes which were adopted to help protect the world-famous trout fishery and…