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

ATVs on Spider Lake Trail

ATV Riders Can Explore Minnesota Trails For Free June 2-4

Minnesotans with an all-terrain vehicle registered for private or agricultural use won’t need to pay the additional registration fee ($53.50 for three years) to ride the state’s public ATV trails June 2-4, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Out-of-state riders can explore Minnesota ATV trails that weekend as well,…


Archery in Louisiana Schools Program Equipment Grants Provided More Than $100,000 to 60 Schools

Archery in Louisiana Schools Program Equipment Grants Provided More Than $100,000 to 60 Schools

The Archery in Louisiana Schools Program (ALAS), administered by the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF), provided more than $100,000 in equipment grants to 60 Louisiana schools in the last three years. The grant program was set up to assist 20 new schools each year in getting involved in…


The last vouchered Alligator Gar collected in Illinois waters (Cache-Mississippi R Diversion
Channel - 1966) Courtesy of Brooks Burr

IDNR Releases Management Plan for Reintroduction of Alligator Gar in Illinois Waters

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) Division of Fisheries has published its Fish Species Management Plan for Alligator Gar in Illinois, which details IDNR’s effort to reintroduce alligator gar to Illinois waters. A fish native to Illinois, the alligator gar was determined to be extirpated, or…


Shotgun Shooting Safety and Skills

Wingshooting Clinic for Youth and Women at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek SFWA on June 10-11

Opportunity to Learn Shotgun Shooting Safety and Skills CHANDLERVILLE, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) and the Illinois Conservation Foundation are sponsoring a wingshooting clinic for youth, young adults, and women on Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11 at the Jim Edgar Panther Creek State Fish…


Illinois Harvested 15,719 Birds During 2017 Spring Turkey Season

Hunters in Illinois Harvested 15,719 Birds During 2017 Spring Turkey Season

SPRINGFIELD, IL – Hunters in Illinois harvested a preliminary statewide total of 15,719 wild turkeys during the 2017 Spring Turkey Season, including the youth season. The 2017 total compares with the statewide turkey harvest of 15,484 in 2016. The statewide preliminary total includes the record Youth Turkey Season harvest of…


Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps Coming to 3 Minnesota State Parks

Musical Tribute to the Civilian Conservation Corps Coming to 3 Minnesota State Parks

Michigan-based author and songwriter Bill Jamerson will present the “Dollar a Day Boys” program, a music and storytelling program about the Civilian Conservation Corps, at Itasca, Buffalo River and Lake Bemidji state parks over Memorial Day weekend. Jamerson has presented at CCC reunions around the country and at dozens of state…


S.C. DNR to offer courtesy boat inspections during Memorial Day weekend

S.C. DNR to offer courtesy boat inspections during Memorial Day weekend

In an effort to keep people and waterways safe during Memorial Day weekend, the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) Law Enforcement Division will once again be conducting courtesy boat inspections at certain public boat landings around the state. Memorial Day weekend is one of the year’s busiest weekends…


Life Jacket Requirements in South Carolina

Life Jacket Requirements in South Carolina

The Memorial Day holiday kicks off the boating season in South Carolina. With nearly 500,000 registered motorboats in the state, many people will take to our lakes and rivers for a weekend of fun and relaxation. Unfortunately, for some, the weekend could end in tragedy. Last year, 23 people died…


Island Beach State Park

26th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament Set For Sunday, May 21 at Island Beach State Park

NEW CATEGORY FOR HIGH-SCHOOL-AGED ANGLERS ADDED FOR CONTEST (17/P47) TRENTON – The competition for the 26th Annual Governor’s Surf Fishing Tournament on Sunday, May 21 at Island Beach State Park will be a bit stronger this year with the addition of a new participation category for high-school-aged students, Department of…


Knowing How To Catch A Giant  Tarpon Is Half The Battle

Knowing How To Catch A Giant Tarpon Is Half The Battle

By Justin Wallheiser Have you ever felt the power of a large tarpon as it surges into the air and displays jaw-dropping acrobatics? Even for seasoned tarpon anglers, that first jump sends a rush of adrenaline through their veins like nothing else. Tarpon fishing in Florida has no equal, so…