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Big Scores and Big Fun at the NASP World Tournament in Myrtle Beach

Big Scores and Big Fun at the NASP World Tournament in Myrtle Beach

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources and the city of Myrtle Beach recently played host to more than 4,000 youth archers from the United States, Canada and Mongolia, along with their parents, coaches and supporters, at the National Archery in Schools Program’s (NASP) 2016 World Tournament and World IBO 3-D…


Nearly $49 Million in Grants Will Help Protect Waterfowl, Other Bird Species in United States, Canada and Mexico

Nearly $49 Million in Grants Will Help Protect Waterfowl, Other Bird Species in United States, Canada and Mexico

WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today $48.8  million in grants have been approved by the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, which provides the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners the ability to purchase, lease or otherwise conserve more than 275,000 acres of wetland and associated upland habitats…


Walmart FLW Tour Readies for Return to Pickwick Lake

Walmart FLW Tour Readies for Return to Pickwick Lake

FLORENCE, Ala. – The fourth tournament of the 21st season of the Walmart FLW Tour, the most competitive circuit in professional bass-fishing, kicks off May 5-8 with the Walmart FLW Tour at Pickwick Lake presented by Quaker State. Hosted by Florence/Lauderdale Tourism, the tournament will feature 169 of the world’s…


The Future of Wildlife Is In Our Hands

The Future of Wildlife Is In Our Hands

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) recognizes World Wildlife Day, declared by the United Nations (UN). On March 3, 2013 the UN General Assembly signed the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). “Poaching persists today across the globe and right here…


FWC Approves New Freshwater Bass Conservation Measures

FWC Approves New Freshwater Bass Conservation Measures

At its meeting Thursday, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved sweeping changes to streamline bass regulations and increase effectiveness. Commissioners meeting at the Florida Institute of Public Safety near Tallahassee approved implementation of new black bass conservation measures, which will go into effect July 1. Anglers will…


Black Bass Management Plan Yields Angler Benefits in Florida

Black Bass Management Plan Yields Angler Benefits in Florida

Progress has been made in all four major areas targeted in the Florida Black Bass Management Plan: new opportunities, habitat management, fish management and human dimensions. The Florida Black Bass Management Plan (see bit.ly/FL-BBMP) was approved almost five years ago by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), after…


The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services is awarded $1 million to acquire and protect the 1,114-acre Great Bay Estuary-Harvey Forest and Wetlands. Credit: Courtesy of NHDES

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Announces Over $20M in Grants to Conserve Coastal Wetlands

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe today announced over $20 million will be provided to 28 projects in 12 coastal states to protect, restore or enhance more than 10,000 acres of coastal wetlands and adjacent upland habitats under the National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program. State and local…


Fly Fish Texas March 12 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

Fly Fish Texas March 12 at Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center

ATHENS — Learn to tie a fly, cast a fly and catch a fish all in one day during the annual Fly Fish Texas event at the Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center March 12. T hroughout the day, experienced fly-tiers will be demonstrating and teaching fly-tying in the Anglers Pavilion on…


Approved groups can help augment pheasant stockings by raising day-old chicks.

Time to Sign Up for the Pennsylvania Pheasant Chick and Egg Programs

Approved groups can help augment pheasant stockings by raising day-old chicks. Sportsmen’s organizations with approved propagation facilities can augment local ring-necked pheasant stockings and increase localized hunting opportunities by raising day‑old pheasant chicks supplied free-of-charge by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. Information and applications to participate can be downloaded from the…


Novice Turkey Hunters Can Register for Mentored Hunts in Minnesota

Novice Turkey Hunters Can Register for Mentored Hunts in Minnesota

On a spring morning, a novice turkey hunter holding a turkey call tries out a newfound skill of imitating the yelp of a turkey hen. From the field edge, gobbling ensues and a dark shape approaches. With the advice of a mentor in mind, the hunter holds still to avoid…