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

Category Archives: Featured Article

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…

Win The BIG BUCKS Playing FLW Fantasy Fishing

Batesburg Man Wins $5,000 Prize Playing FLW Fantasy Fishing

MINNEAPOLIS – Gary McGlohorn of Batesburg, South Carolina, accumulated the most points of any Fishing League Worldwide (FLW) Fantasy Fishing player worldwide to win $5,000 after last week’s FLW Tour event at Mississippi River presented by Evinrude in La Crosse, Wisconsin. McGlohorn won by assembling a team of anglers and…

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources hosted 13 hunters at Pike State Forest in Pike County and they harvested three wild turkeys

ODNR Hosts Hunts for Disabled Hunters at Pike and Blue Rock State Forests

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) recently hosted two special hunts organized for disabled hunters to enjoy the outdoors while hunting for wild turkey. The first annual Thunder in the Hills wild turkey hunt at Pike State Forest and the 11th annual Wheelin’ Sportsmen hunt for…

Brad Penas of Moorhead, Minnesota

Apply to hunt elk in Minnesota

Northwest elk research continues Hunters have through Friday, June 16, to apply for one of 13 elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  “We have native elk herds and managing them involves balancing the benefit they provide to all Minnesotans with the damage these large…

A Hartford City Police officer shares a smile with a young angler who just caught his first fish!

Cops and Bobbers, Hooks and Ladders: Fishing With A Purpose!

As National Police Week starts, Jennifer Lapis, Visitor Services Manager at Silvio O. Conte National Fish and Wildlife Refuge in New England, tells us about a great program that combines fishing and community outreach. She took the photos, too! At first glance, a large group of police officers walking around…

Perfect Pairs: Complement Your National Park Trip with a Stop at a Nearby Wildlife Refuge

Perfect Pairs: Complement Your National Park Trip With A Stop At A Nearby Wildlife Refuge

Complement your national park trip with a stop at a nearby wildlife refuge Visiting a national park this summer? Pair it with a side trip to a less discovered cousin – a national wildlife refuge. The National Wildlife Refuge System, part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, protects natural…

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…

New Study Shows Americans’ Deep Appreciation for Nature, Barriers to Connection

Americans Call Nature Very Important, But Many Don’t Take Advantage of It

The findings from an unprecedented national study of Americans’ relationship to nature reveal an alarming disconnection, but also widespread opportunities for reconnecting. The results are prompting nature conservation, environmental education, and outdoor recreation leaders to rethink how they work to connect people with nature. The Nature of Americans National Report:…

(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….