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(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….


Ron Jones of Pryor holds the new Oklahoma Cy Curtis record mule deer rack, which scores 226 4/8. The rack crushed the previous record muley, which was harvested in 1973.   (SKYLAR ST.YVES / ODWC)

New Oklahoma Muley Record Set at March Rack Madness

Evidence of Oklahoma’s bumper crop of big bucks was in no short supply at the Wildlife Department’s first March Rack Madness event March 6. Attendees presented more than two dozen deer antler sets (and one pronghorn) for certified measurers to examine and render an official number. The highlight of the…


Interested In Catching A 20-inch Rainbow?

Interested In Catching A 20-inch Rainbow? Come To Colorado

DURANGO, Colo. – Interested in catching a 20-inch rainbow trout? Thought so. Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking for help from anglers to learn about the “catchability” of different strains of rainbow trout that are stocked in reservoirs.  Aquatic biologists have stocked Pastorius Reservoir with 800 of a new strain…


Crappie netting on Lake Conway

New Netting Method Leading Changes in Crappie Management

LITTLE ROCK – Managing a fishery isn’t just stocking, creating habitat, fertilizing and adjusting harvest regulations. Biologists must have a true picture of what a population of a certain fish species in the lake looks like before they make changes, and they have to keep tabs on that population to…


140 pound, 9 ounce, Paddlefish caught on the James River arm of Table Rock Lake

Man Catches Largest Fish in Missouri History on Table Rock Lake

  On Saturday, while angling on Table Rock Lake, a 33-yer-old man from Richwoods, Missouri named Andy Belobraydic, snagged a 140 pound, 9 ounce, Paddlefish. The fish, which was caught on the James River arm of the lake in Stone County, measured 56 ¾ inches in length and had a girth…


First All-Female Bass Fishing Team Qualifies for YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship at Lake Hartwell

First All-Female Bass Fishing Team Qualifies for YETI FLW College Fishing National Championship at Lake Hartwell

HARTWELL, Ga. – History was made this past weekend at the YETI FLW College Fishing Southeastern Conference tournament on Lake Hartwell as the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) bass-fishing team of Jaci Skipper of Taylor, Alabama, and Ryleigh Tyson of Savannah, Georgia, became the first all-female team to…


CDFW Releases First Million of Evacuated Fish into Feather River

CDFW Releases First Million of Evacuated Fish into Feather River

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) in cooperation with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) released one million state and federally listed threatened spring-run Chinook salmon into the Feather River on Monday, March 20. These were the first fish to be released…


Lake Mendota was among 150 waters statewide to receive extended growth walleye fingerlings as part of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative in 2016. The 6 to 8 inch fish survive better in some lakes to contribute to the recreational fishery. Photo Credit: DNR

Wisconsin: Record Number of Extended Growth Walleye Stocked in 2016; More To Come in 2017

Fish from initial year of Wisconsin Walleye Initiative reaching harvest size this year MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources stocked a record number of extended growth walleye fingerlings in key Wisconsin waters in 2016, even as fish from the initial year of the Wisconsin Walleye Initiative are expected…


Fun for All Ages at Annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival in New Orleans City Park

Fun for All Ages at Annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival in New Orleans City Park

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is gearing up for the 70th annual Big Bass Rodeo and Fishtival in New Orleans City Park on Saturday, March 25. With a fishing category for every age and a family friendly fishtival, there’s sure to be something for everyone.  This year’s…