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

Foothills Trail from Sassafras Mountain to Table Rock State Park is open to hikers as of January 20, 2017

Foothills Trail from Sassafras Mountain to Table Rock State Park is open to hikers as of January 20, 2017

After hundreds of man-hours by Foothills Trail Conference volunteers and S.C. State Park Service personnel to clear trails damaged and blocked by the Pinnacle Mountain Fire, the Foothills Trail and Pinnacle Mountain Trail within Table Rock State Park are now safe and open to the public. The 9.7-mile section of…


PHEASANT CHICK AND EGG PROGRAMS COME TO AN END IN PENNSYLVANIA

PHEASANT CHICK AND EGG PROGRAMS COME TO AN END IN PENNSYLVANIA

HARRISBURG, PA – Two long-running programs that enabled groups and individuals to raise pheasants for release in their local areas have come to an end due to financially driven changes to the Game Commission’s pheasant propagation program. The Pheasant Chick Program, started in 1933, provided day-old pheasant chicks free of…


Ice Fishing in New York

NY DEC Encourages Anglers to Put Safety First When Ice Fishing

A Minimum of Four Inches of Clear Ice is Safe for Anglers on Foot The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is reminding ice anglers to use caution and common sense as ice fishing season begins across much of New York State. Four inches or more of solid…


Waterfowl Hunting in New York

NY DEC Asks for Hunter Input on Fall 2017 Waterfowl Seasons

Task Forces Help Set Season Dates for Waterfowl Hunting in New York Hunters are invited to submit recommendations to regional Waterfowl Hunter Task Forces to help set the dates of the fall 2017 duck hunting seasons for each of the state’s waterfowl hunting zones by Feb. 19, the New York…


Trapping in New Jersey

Trapping in New Jersey

Modern, regulated trapping is used to manage habitat, monitor and control animal populations, protect and reintroduce endangered species, protect public and private property and conduct research. It is a technique for sustainable, consumptive use of the wildlife resource.  In New Jersey there are trapping seasons for beaver, otter, mink, muskrat,…


Bowhunting Course Offered in Miami-Dade County

Bowhunting Course Offered in Miami-Dade County

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is offering a free bowhunting course in Miami-Dade County. A ll classroom materials are provided free of charge. Students should bring a pen or pencil, paper and all bowhunting equipment they have. An adult must accompany children younger than 16 at all…


Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic coming up on St. George Island

Free Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic Coming Up on St. George Island

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is hosting a Women’s Saltwater Fishing Clinic on St. George Island Feb. 4. The free, day-long clinic is from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. at St. George Island State Park, 1900 E. Gulf Beach Drive, St. George Island. Advance registration is required….


Kraken

Watch the Sinking of the Kraken!

AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Artificial Reef Program sank a 371-ft cargo vessel, named The Kraken, on Jan. 20, 2017. Dubbed the Kraken after the mythical, squid-like sea monster immortalized on film and in literature, the vessel was sunk 67 miles off the coast of Galveston to create…


COSTA FLW SERIE

LAKE OKEECHOBEE SET TO HOST COSTA FLW SERIES SOUTHEASTERN DIVISION OPENER PRESENTED BY POWER-POLE

CLEWISTON, Fla. – As many as 500 pros and co-anglers are expected to compete in the 2017 season-opening Costa FLW Series at Lake Okeechobee, Jan. 26-28. The tournament, presented by Power-Pole, is the first of three regular-season events scheduled in the Southeastern Division. Pros will be competing for a top…


FLW Tour Readies To Kickoff 2017 Season at Lake Guntersville

FLW Tour Readies To Kickoff 2017 Season at Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – The first tournament of the 22nd season of the FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, kicks off Feb. 2-5 with the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance. Hosted by the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature 330 of…