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

Bio Blitz at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will be held Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pretend To Be A Biologist at Cape Nature Center’s Bio Blitz May 6

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. – Bio Blitz at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s (MDC) Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center is the perfect opportunity to get a glimpse of what conservation biologists do. The free event will be held Saturday, May 6, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., and participants will explore…


MDC’s Discover Nature-Fishing program is accepting enrollments for classes in Forest Park in St. Louis and the Busch Conservation Area in St. Charles.

MDC’s Discover Nature—Fishing Classes \Ramp Up in St. Louis area

ST. LOUIS, Mo.—“If people concentrated on the really important things in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles,” said cartoonist Doug Larson. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wants to help families and kids concentrate on the “important things in life” by helping them to get out fishing.  It…


An adult American Alligator basks in the sun at the SCDNR's Bear Island WMA. It is estimated that more than 100,000 alligators live from the Midlands to the coast of South Carolina. Last year, hunters took 394 alligators during the public alligator hunting season, with the average size being nearly nine feet in length. SCDNR photo by David Lucas

S.C. 2017 public alligator hunting, special WMA season applications available online May 1

Beginning May 1st, the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) will begin accepting online applications for the 2017 Public Alligator Hunting season and the 2017 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Alligator Hunting Season at www.dnr.sc.gov/wildlife/alligator/index.html. It is estimated that more than 100,000 alligators live from the Midlands to the coast of…


N.C. Wildlife Commission Sets 2017-18 Migratory Game Bird Seasons

N.C. Wildlife Commission Sets 2017-18 Migratory Game Bird Seasons

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 27, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission announces season dates, bag limits and applicable regulations for the 2017-18 waterfowl, webless migratory game bird (including doves) and extended falconry seasons. The new dates and information can be found on the Commission’s website. This is the second year…


N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Launches ‘Preserve Your Life’ Campaign

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Launches ‘Preserve Your Life’ Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2017) — Last year, 17 boaters lost their lives on North Carolina waters. None of them were wearing a life jacket. The seconds that it takes to put on a life preserver may well have been the difference between life and death. Wearing a life jacket is…


New Jersey Spring Turkey Season Outlook 2017

New Jersey Spring Turkey Season Outlook 2017

The arrival of spring is eagerly anticipated by turkey hunters anxious for the beginning of New Jersey’s Spring Wild Turkey Hunting Season. This year’s regular season kicks off today and runs for five weeks. Turkey populations are restored statewide, and hunters can enjoy some of the finest turkey hunting on…


Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

Grouper fishing reopens May 1 in Atlantic, Monroe County waters

Anglers targeting grouper in Florida state and federal waters of the Atlantic, including state waters off Monroe County, will be able to take home some of their catch starting May 1, when the season for several species reopens to recreational and commercial harvest. The following species will reopen to harvest…


Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach promises day of learning, fun

Free Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach promises day of learning, fun

Teaching children a lifelong hobby, instilling appreciation for our marine environment and providing fun, family outings are the objectives for the Kids’ Fishing Clinic in Fernandina Beach on May 13. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will offer a free Kids’ Fishing Clinic for children between the ages…


Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Released into Truckee Basin Waters

Pilot Peak Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Released into Truckee Basin Waters

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) will start releasing Pilot Peak Lahontan cutthroat trout into Truckee area waters to give Sierra Nevada anglers the opportunity to catch some trophy sized trout in a year or two. Last week CDFW received a shipment of cutthroat trout eggs from the…


Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1 with Additional Season Dates for 2017

Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1 with Additional Season Dates for 2017

The 2017 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will commence Monday, May 1 for the first of four open periods. This season’s dates are May 1-June 15, July 1-15, Aug. 1-15 and Sept. 1-Oct. 31, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. The open and closed periods are intended to…