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Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

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November Ushers in Prime Camping Season at Texas State Parks

November Ushers in Prime Camping Season at Texas State Parks

AUSTIN – If enjoying cool, crisp evenings snuggled up to a crackling campfire or simply pitching a tent beneath the stars with your family sounds appealing, then head to a Texas State Park where you can watch the leaves turn and shooting stars light up the heavens while making lasting…


Spartanburg County Thomason Shooting Range Adds Pistol Area

Spartanburg County Thomason Shooting Range Adds Pistol Area

The James O. Thomason Shooting Range in Spartanburg County near Pauline recently dedicated a new pistol shooting range. The new pistol range offers nine shooting lanes for the public to use, three of which are barrier free. Several other upgrades were completed during the time the range was shut down…


Boardwalk at Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve Reopened

Boardwalk at Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve Reopened

The boardwalk at the Dungannon Plantation Heritage Preserve (HP) has been reopened because the wood stork nesting season has concluded. All trails are open for public use. This season, 228 stork nests were counted at Dungannon. The storks nested successfully at Dungannon this year. Additional information about the 2013 wood stork nesting…


Free National Hunting and Fishing Day Event Scheduled in Raleigh, N.C. on Sept. 28

Free National Hunting and Fishing Day Event Scheduled in Raleigh, N.C. on Sept. 28

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 16, 2013) — The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is partnering with Raleigh Parks and Recreation to celebrate National Hunting and Fishing Day at Lake Wheeler Park on Sept. 28, with numerous free, family activities. Scheduled activities include demonstrations of outdoor cooking, hands-on archery lessons, learning fishing skills, marksmanship…


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Sproul State Forest ATV Trail Closing Amid Mine Reclamation Project in PA

Harrisburg – The start of a large-scale, abandoned mine reclamation project in Sproul State Forest will necessitate closing the entire Whiskey Springs ATV Trail, effective at sundown Sunday, Sept. 8, Department of Conservation and Natural Resources officials announced today. Construction begins Monday, Sept. 9, on the $12.2 million Department of…


Recent Bear Encounters Prompt Reminder For Residents To Be Bear Aware

Recent Bear Encounters Prompt Reminder For Residents To Be Bear Aware

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding residents across the state to be bear aware. Over the last few months, several bears have been observed in and near residential areas, including areas where they have not been present for many decades. While bear activity is common this…


$5.7 Million Recreational Trail Grants to Texas is Largest Award in Program’s History

$5.7 Million Recreational Trail Grants to Texas is Largest Award in Program’s History

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission on Thursday approved $5.7 million in federal grants for 33 recreational trail projects across the state. This is the largest amount of grant funds awarded from the Recreational Trail Grant Program in the 20-year history of the program in Texas.  Seventy-two project proposals were…


Spring Boating Should Include Planning For Emergencies

Spring Boating Should Include Planning For Emergencies

Bizrate  It may not feel much like spring, but Arkansans will soon be heading to the water for fishing, boating, skiing and other activities. It is highly recommended to check the boat and its gear. When you head out, it is a good idea to leave a boating plan with…


NY DEC Releases Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan

NY DEC Releases Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan

Plan Would Help Restore Endangered Bird Population   The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) adopted a Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan to enhance and restore spruce grouse populations in New York State, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. The final Spruce Grouse Recovery Plan is now available on DEC’s website….


Crooked Creek Trails Dedication Scheduled For March 30

Crooked Creek Trails Dedication Scheduled For March 30

Want to wet a paddle in one of the state’s best smallmouth bass streams? How about enjoying wildlife watching on trails along Crooked Creek? The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission will dedicate a 22-mile water trail and almost 5 miles of hiking trails at Fred Berry Conservation Education Center on…