2017 Trout Fishing Opportunities Await Anglers at State’s Castalia Fish Hatchery
Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.
Fishing Report Cards Due Soon

Monthly Archives: January 2017

Just Another Beautiful Alabama State Park

Alabama State Parks Working on Vital Repairs & Improvements

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The voters’ faith in the Alabama State Parks System is beginning to pay dividends from Mount Cheaha to the Gulf Coast. An overwhelming majority of voters last November approved Amendment 2 to prevent money from the Alabama State Parks System being transferred to other agencies covered in…

Alabama Free Fishing Day Is June 10th

Alabama Free Fishing Day Is June 10th

On Saturday, June 10, 2017, Alabamians and visitors alike will have the opportunity to fish for free in most public waters including both freshwater and saltwater. Free Fishing Day is part of National Fishing and Boating Week, which runs June 3-11. Approved by the Alabama Legislature, Free Fishing Day allows…

Free Fun At Outdoor Adventure Days in Utah

SALT LAKE CITY — Two days of free fun are waiting for you and your family at this year’s Outdoor Adventure Days. Shooting firearms and bows and arrows, catching catfi sh in a fishing pond, riding an all-terrain vehicle and paddling a kayak are among the activities you can do…

You can get close to Bear Lake cutthroat trout, and learn more about the fish, at this year's viewing event.
Photo by Scott Root

See cCtthroat tTout at Strawberry River

HEBER CITY — You don’t have to be an angler to get a close look at cutthroat trout at Strawberry Reservoir. Right now, many of the reservoir’s cutthroat trout are migrating out of the res ervoir and up the Strawberry River to spawn. The river runs past the visitor center…

OHV Safety Tips

10 Tips For Safe, Responsible OHV Riding Memorial Day Weekend

  — PHOENIX–The Memorial Day weekend is upon us and many Arizona residents and visitors are planning to hop on their off highway vehicle (OHV). Before hitting the trail while camping or out for a day of riding, the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds operators and passengers to do…

On Free Fun Weekend trail passes are waived for state managed trails like the popular Elroy-Sparta State Trail, known for its three tunnels.
Photo Credit: DNR

June 3-4 Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin Includes Many Events Across the State

MADISON – A 100th anniversary celebration of Wyalusing State Park, a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the restoration of the Seth Peterson Cottage on Mirror Lake, more than 20 fishing clinics across the state, an art fair along the Willow River and a family fun day with outdoor skills…

The 2017 deer harvest is expected to increase due to carryovers from 2015 and 2016.

South Carolina’s Statewide Deer Harvest Decreases in 2016

Results of the 2016 Deer Hunter Survey conducted by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) indicate that the statewide harvest of deer decreased about 11 percent last season, not surprising given the poor hunting conditions last fall. An estimated 99,678 bucks and 72,637 does made up a total harvest…

South Carolina is home to two commercially important shrimp species: white shrimp (pictured) and brown shrimp, which are similar in size and taste.

Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina

America’s favorite seafood is back in season at South Carolina docks and markets. Commercial shrimp trawling will open in all legal South Carolina waters at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, May 24, 2017, and South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) biologists are optimistic about the coming season. “So far we’ve…

California Big Game Hunting

California Big Game Drawing Deadline Approaches

T ime is running out for California hunters to apply for the 2017 Big Game Drawing. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is accepting applications for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep and deer tags as well as fundraising random drawing tags.  Applicants must complete the sales transaction before midnight…

Summer wildflowers in montane meadow of Carpenter Valley, just northwest of Truckee in Nevada County

California Wildlife Conservation Board Funds Environmental Improvement and Acquisition Project

At its May 25 quarterly meeting, the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB) approved approximately $11.5 million in grants to help restore and protect fish and wildlife habitat throughout California. Some of the 11 funded projects will benefit fish and wildlife – including some endangered species – while others will provide public…