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

NASP Alabama State Championship to be Held in Montgomery on April 7

NASP Alabama State Championship to be Held in Montgomery on April 7

The largest youth archery competition in Alabama, the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) Alabama State Championship, will be held Friday, April 7, 2017, at the Multiplex at Cramton Bowl located at 220 Hall St., Montgomery, Ala., 36104.  Archers will begin shooting at 9 a.m. The awards ceremony is…


Hunters Prepare for Ohio's 2017 Wild Turkey Season

Hunters Prepare for Ohio’s 2017 Wild Turkey Season

COLUMBUS, OH – For many hunters, spring brings the unmistakable sound of gobbling wild turkeys as Ohio’s annual hunt of this popular game bird begins. New for the 2017 season, the state has been divided into two zones for spring turkey hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters on…


Learn To Paddle in the "I Can Paddle" Program

Learn to Camp, Paddle, Rock Climb, Mountain Bike, and Fish in Minnesota

Looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure this summer? Sign up for one of the I Can! programs offered by Minnesota state parks and trails. Reservations are being taken for the following beginner-level programs, which start in June and continue through the end of August: I Can Camp! – Develop (or…


Michael Tinsley of Spartanburg was the first angler to fish off the new barrier-free fishing pier at Lake Craig after the official ribbon cutting. (SCDNR photos by Greg Lucas)

New Barrier-free Fishing Pier in S.C. Completed at Croft State Park’s Lake Craig

A ribbon-cutting was held recently for a new barrier-free fishing pier built at Croft State Park’s Lake Craig in a partnership between S.C. State Parks, Duke Energy and the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. “It’s difficult for folks to find a place to fish if they don’t have a…


Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishery to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 1

Recreational Ocean Salmon Fishery to Open South of Horse Mountain on April 1

California’s recreational salmon fishery will open in ocean waters on Saturday, April 1, 2017, from Horse Mountain (40° 05’ 00” N. latitude) south to the U.S./Mexico border. The recreational salmon fishery north of Horse Mountain will remain closed for all of 2017 due to historically low numbers of Klamath River…


(Photos, clockwise from bottom left: Pam Steinhaus/USFWS, Stan Bousson, Cindy Samples/USFWS)

Gone Fishing

Anglers are a secretive bunch. They’ll sooner understate the size of a fish they’ve caught than reveal their favorite fishing spot. We, in the National Wildlife Refuge System, are not secretive. We’re proud to say that more than 270 national wildlife refuges provide wonderful fishing spots for everyone. Learn about…


At Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge, middle-schoolers and high-schoolers in the Habitat Heroes camp program try a team-building exercise. Habitat Heroes get training in environmental education while they teach younger campers about nature. (Photo: USFWS)

Summer Camp on National Wildlife Refuges

Summer’s still months off, but it’s not too soon to sign your kids up for camp sessions they’ll long remember. The camps are low-cost (or even free in some cases) and bound to get kids dirty. They might also change your children’s lives. Discover summer camps on national wildlife refuges….


Ron Jones of Pryor holds the new Oklahoma Cy Curtis record mule deer rack, which scores 226 4/8. The rack crushed the previous record muley, which was harvested in 1973.   (SKYLAR ST.YVES / ODWC)

New Oklahoma Muley Record Set at March Rack Madness

Evidence of Oklahoma’s bumper crop of big bucks was in no short supply at the Wildlife Department’s first March Rack Madness event March 6. Attendees presented more than two dozen deer antler sets (and one pronghorn) for certified measurers to examine and render an official number. The highlight of the…


Quail Forever

Quail Groups to Hold 2nd Oklahoma State Convention

The Oklahoma and Texas Pheasants Forever/Quail Forever organizations will hold their 2nd annual combined State Convention on March 24-25 at the Wellington Conference Center in Wichita Falls, Texas. Attendance is open to anyone interested in making a difference for the future of Texas and Oklahoma conservation, especially as it relates to quail….


Make sure to follow all regulations and best practices when turkey hunting.

Practice Safety and Ethics as Turkey Season Opens

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission reminds its constituents to practice safe and ethical hunting as wild turkey season opens April 8 and continues through May 6, preceded by a youth-only week from April 1 through April 7. The daily limit is one turkey and the possession and season limit is…