Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
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Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Monthly Archives: March 2017

Don Henson of Southaven

WORLD RECORD: Southaven Angler Catches New State and World Record Longnose Gar in Mississippi

JACKSON – On Saturday, September 10, Mississippi angler, Don Henson of Southaven, went fishing at the Sardis Lake spillway. Hoping to catch a monster catfish, Mr. Henson drifted a shad through the current.  After fishing about 10 minutes, he noticed his float had disappeared and he was fast into a…

full-moon kayak tour at Laura S. Walker State Park

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Georgia’s State Parks

Sunset dinners, cupid challenge and luminary walk planned ATLANTA, January 20, 2017 — This February, Georgia’s State Parks have planned a full calendar of ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day. From a sunset dinner to riverside stroll, or from archery class to a full-moon hike, it’s easy to find the perfect…

If you want to hunt black bears on limited entry areas in Utah this year, you can apply for a permit starting Feb. 6. Photo by Lynn Chamberlain

Apply for a Utah Bear Hunt or Pursuit Permit

Feb. 6 is the first day to apply Don’t let the cold weather fool you; Utah’s spring black bear hunt will start in about two months. If you’d like to hunt bears during the spring, summer or fall seasons, the time to apply for a permit is almost here. You…

Wildlife Regional Advisory Councils across Utah are looking for members. RAC members provide input to the Utah Wildlife Board about management recommendations proposed by the DWR. Photo by Brent Stettler

Help Decide How Wildlife is Managed in Utah

Spots will soon be open on Utah’s five Regional Advisory Councils Your chance is here to join a council that helps decide how wildlife is managed in Utah. Several positions will soon be open on Utah’s five wildlife Regional Advisory Councils (RACs). What the RACs do Each RAC holds about…

Wisconsin is home to excellent turkey hunting opportunities - keep an eye out for extra permit sales if you haven't purchased one yet. Photo Credit: DNR

Spring Turkey Periods Run for Seven Days in Wisconsin

Starting in 2017, the spring turkey season will begin on the third Wednesday in April. The season will run from April 19 through May 30, with six seven-day periods running Wednesday through the following Tuesday. A total of seven zones and Fort McCoy will be open for hunting. Hunters are…

Winter Hikes Can Be Breath-taking

Ohio Offers Fun Winter Activities for February

COLUMBUS, OH – Tired of being cooped inside this winter? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering plenty of fun activities for Ohioans to do in the great outdoors this February. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so grab a loved one or friend to spend some…

Women and youths looking to get a start in the sport of upland bird hunting have an ideal opportunity with MDC’s Youth and Women’s Pheasant Clinic and Hunt.

Missouri Dept. of Conservation Offers Women and Youth pheasant Hunting Clinic Feb. 16

St. CHARLES, Mo.—The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is offering the opportunity for women and youth to discover upland gamebird hunting at the Youth and Women Pheasant Hunt. The program will introduce ne w hunters to the sport with the emphasis on ring-necked pheasants. The program begins with a classroom…

Fly-Fishing Workshop for Women Scheduled for March 11 at Pechmann Center, N.C.

Fly-Fishing Workshop for Women Scheduled for March 11 at Pechmann Center, N.C.

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a women-only fly-fishing workshop at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center on March 11, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Participants will learn the basics of fly-fishing from experienced instructors. Among th e topics covered during the morning…

Youth Waterfowl Days Coming Up

California Youth Waterfowl Days Coming Up February 4-5

Youth hunters have a special opportunity coming up the weekend of Feb. 4-5. Youth Waterfowl Days will provide young licensed hunters an extra weekend to hunt after the regular season ends. Each year, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) opens many of their wildlife areas for these special…

Texas Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame Picks Three

TPWD Releases Freshwater Fishing Regulation Proposals for 2017-18

AUSTIN — Changes to harvest regulations for bass in the Devil’s River highlight this year’s list of proposed freshwater fishing regulation changes. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) staff have also proposed regulation changes for lakes in Abilene and Dallas/Fort Worth and an update to reflect a recent species name…