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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…


FLW Foundation Partners with Keep America Fishing® to Launch Pitch It Bait Recycling Campaign

FLW Foundation Partners with Keep America Fishing® to Launch Pitch It Bait Recycling Campaign

MINNEAPOLIS – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW), the world’s largest tournament-fishing organization, has established a new partnership between its nonprofit arm, the FLW Foundation, and Keep America Fishing, the sport’s leading grassroots advocacy group, to implement Keep America Fishing’s Pitch It soft-plastic disposal and recycling program at FLW tournaments. The initiative,…


2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing Season Open

Make Your Picks! 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing Season Open for Registration

MINNEAPOLIS – Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) has unveiled its 2017 FLW Fantasy Fishing season and invites players from across the globe to register and compete for the game’s top cash prizes. FLW Fantasy Fishing is free to play and will coincide with the seven regular-season FLW Tour events, along with…


Kraken

Watch the Sinking of the Kraken!

AUSTIN- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Artificial Reef Program sank a 371-ft cargo vessel, named The Kraken, on Jan. 20, 2017. Dubbed the Kraken after the mythical, squid-like sea monster immortalized on film and in literature, the vessel was sunk 67 miles off the coast of Galveston to create…


FLW Tour Readies To Kickoff 2017 Season at Lake Guntersville

FLW Tour Readies To Kickoff 2017 Season at Lake Guntersville

GUNTERSVILLE, Ala. – The first tournament of the 22nd season of the FLW Tour, the most competitive Tour in professional bass-fishing, kicks off Feb. 2-5 with the FLW Tour at Lake Guntersville presented by Lowrance. Hosted by the Marshall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, the tournament will feature 330 of…


2016 Hunting Heritage Youth Essay Contest Winner to be Honored at ISE

2016 Hunting Heritage Youth Essay Contest Winner to be Honored at ISE

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the Wildlife Officer Foundation have announced the winner of the annual “Passing on the Tradition” Hunting Heritage essay contest. Tyler Benedetti, a 17-year-old youth hunter from Morgan Hill, was awarded the top prize, a lifetime hunting license donated by the Wildlife…


Alum Creek State Park offers both cross-country skiing and snowmobiling

Explore Ohio’s Winter Wonderlands

Blankets of soft white snow cover the ground while towering evergreens bend gently under the weight of a recent snowfall. Each year, this picturesque scene is played out across the state in Ohio’s state parks as they are transformed into a winter playground for everyone to enjoy. For guests in…


Start the Year on the Trails with a First Day Hike

Start the Year on the Trails with a First Day Hike

AUSTIN— Start 2017 with a walk on the wild side by participating in a guided stroll through a Texas State Park as part of the national First Day Hikes initiative. “Last year, 80 parks hosted 116 First Day Hikes across Texas,” said Brent Leisure, director of Texas State Parks. “More…


1st place 10-13: My Blue Eyed Brother

Winners of the Youth Arts Contest Announced in Texas

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Arts in the Parks program has announced the winners of the Texas State Parks Youth Arts Contest, which ran from May 1 to Nov. 1. TPWD will showcase the winning art pieces in the 2017 calendar and on the Arts in the Parks…


New Barracuda Size Limits for south Florida

FWC Sets New Barracuda Size Limits for south Florida

At its November meeting in St. Petersburg, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set new barracuda size limits. These changes will apply in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only and include: Creating a recreational and commercial slot limit of…