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.

Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

Camping, Hiking, Cycling, Climbing, Skiing, Canoeing, Boating, ATVs

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…


N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Launches ‘Preserve Your Life’ Campaign

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission Launches ‘Preserve Your Life’ Campaign

RALEIGH, N.C. (April 28, 2017) — Last year, 17 boaters lost their lives on North Carolina waters. None of them were wearing a life jacket. The seconds that it takes to put on a life preserver may well have been the difference between life and death. Wearing a life jacket is…


Learn To Paddle in the "I Can Paddle" Program

Learn to Camp, Paddle, Rock Climb, Mountain Bike, and Fish in Minnesota

Looking for an unforgettable outdoor adventure this summer? Sign up for one of the I Can! programs offered by Minnesota state parks and trails. Reservations are being taken for the following beginner-level programs, which start in June and continue through the end of August: I Can Camp! – Develop (or…


Learn about wildlife and participate in several outdoor activities at the 6th Annual Outdoors Day, hosted by the Wildlife Commission at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education.

Wildlife Commission Schedules Annual Free “Outdoors Day” at Outer Banks

COROLLA, N.C. (March 22, 2017) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission, along with the N.C. Coastal Federation, is hosting its sixth annual “Outdoors Day” on April 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Outer Banks Center for Wildlife Education in Corolla in Currituck County. During the free event,…


DNR's 2017 Conservation Card features a hunting theme. The optional personal conservation cards offer one of several ways to provide proof of hunting, fishing and other license and stamp purchases.

Go Wild System Offers Many Ways to Enjoy Wisconsin’s Wild Side

MADISON – If you like to hunt, fish, boat or just get outdoors and enjoy Wisconsin’s wild side, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources encourages you to visit GoWild.Wi.Gov. Licenses and permits for hunting, fishing, trapping and more go on sale Wednesday, March 8, through DNR’s Go Wild system, an…


Outdoor Recreation Projects

Ohio Communities to Receive more than $2.5 Million for Outdoor Recreation Projects

COLUMBUS, OH – The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has recommended projects from 14 Ohio communities for grant funding, which will exceed $2.5 million. The community-based projects that were selected will help preserve green space and improve outdoor recreational activities for families across Ohio. These funds are pending final…


Texas Wildlife Trail Maps Collection

Final Update Completes Great Texas Wildlife Trail Maps Collection

AUST IN – Drive on the wild side of the prairies and forests with two newly updated Great Texas Wildlife Trail maps. The updated Prairies and Pineywoods East and West maps mark the completion of the entire collection, displaying more than 920 wildlife-viewing sites all across Texas. The nine wildlife…


Moody Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area

Help plan the future of Moody Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area in Florida

A 1 0-year plan for the Moody Branch Wildlife and Environmental Area will be presented at a public hearing in Manatee County on Tuesday, March 14. People are invited to the 7 p.m. public hearing at the Manatee County Board of County Commissioners Chambers, 1112 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton. The…


Winter Hikes Can Be Breath-taking

Ohio Offers Fun Winter Activities for February

COLUMBUS, OH – Tired of being cooped inside this winter? The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering plenty of fun activities for Ohioans to do in the great outdoors this February. Valentine’s Day is right around the corner so grab a loved one or friend to spend some…


Illinois Outdoor Recreation

IDNR Announces $3.6 Million in Land and Water Conservation Grants

Federal funding helps local communities purchase public access and recreation spaces SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) announced today that more than $3.6 million in federal grant funding has been approved for local governments to purchase land to be used for public access and recreation.  Funding…