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

Trent McCoy

New State Record Possible for Yellow Perch

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — A new state record yellow perch is being verified by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. The fish measured 15 and one-half inches in length and weighed 2 pounds, 3 ounces. Trent McCoy caught the fish in Lake Dartmore just north of Crossville on Monday, Jan. 16. The…


Leave Cabin Fever Behind by Visiting an Ohio State Park

Leave Cabin Fever Behind by Visiting an Ohio State Park

COLUMBUS, OH – The chill of winter leaves many of us feeling trapped in our homes while we wait on the spring thaw. To help the family beat back the winter blues, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has fun outdoor activities happening across the state throughout the month…


Learn to build, manage, and make the most of your pond at one of four FREE pond management workshops in mid-Missouri this spring.

MDC Offers Pond Management Workshops for Landowners in Mid-Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites landowners to attend any of four free workshops in February and March on pond management in mid-Missouri. MDC pond management workshops help landowners make the most of their private lakes or ponds by teaching techniques to control water plants, improve…


Illinois Outdoor Recreation

IDNR Announces $3.6 Million in Land and Water Conservation Grants

Federal funding helps local communities purchase public access and recreation spaces SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that more than $3.6 million in federal grant funding has been approved for local governments to purchase land to be used for public access and recreation.  Funding…


Deer hunting wrapped up on Jan. 15

Hunters in Illinois Harvested a Preliminary Total of 144,150 Deer During 2016-17 Seasons

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary total of 144,150 deer during all 2016-17 seasons, which concluded Jan. 15. The total preliminary deer harvest for all seasons compares with a total harvest for all seasons of 155,229 in 2015-16. During this year’s deer seasons, hunters took 44 percent…


Daniel Bloesl registered this 77-inch, 147.9-pound female sturgeon at Indian Point. It was the largest fish harvested during the 2016 season. Photo Credit: DNR

Join Wisconsin DNR Experts for Online Chat About Upcoming Lake Winnebago System Sturgeon Spearing Season

MADISON — Lake Winnebago’s sturgeon population is benefiting from a rebound in gizzard shad and other prey species heading into the 2017 spearing season. Sturgeon spearing opens on Feb. 11 at 7 a.m. and state fisheries biologists expect a season offering great opportunities to experience this unique tradition and pursue…


Free Hands-on Marine Activities at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s Open House

Free Hands-on Marine Activities at Suncoast Youth Conservation Center’s Open House

Youth and families are invited to explore the new Suncoast Youth Conservation Center and try fun, hands-on marine activities during the facility’s open house Monday, Jan. 30, from 3 to 7 p.m. Those attending the free event will have the opportunity to learn how to cast a fishing rod, discover…


Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Lake Corpus Christi State Park to Host Kid Fish Event

MATHIS – Park rangers are hosting a free kid fish event for beginner anglers ages 5 to 12 Saturday, Jan. 28, at Lake Corpus Christi State Park. The program includes six hourly fishing sessions from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., during which time park rangers and volunteers will teach children…


2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing Season Open

Make Your Picks! 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing Season Open for Registration

MINNEAPOLIS – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has unveiled its 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing season and invites players from across the globe to register and compete for the game’s top cash prizes. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and will coincide with the seven regular-season FLW Tour events, along with…


Popular TV outdoors host Jimmy Houston will be one of the prime attractions at the Palmetto Sportsmen's Classic at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia.

Jimmy Houston To Be Featured at 2017 Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic

ESPN outdoors host Jimmy Houston will be featured at the 2017 Palmetto Sportsmen’s Classic at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. Jimmy Houston of “Jimmy Houston Outdoors” will be signing autographs from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, March 24 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March…