Favorable Forecast for 2017 Shrimp Season in South Carolina
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Wildlife Commission Deploys Fish Attractors in Sutton Lake, N.C.

Category Archives: Outdoor Recreation

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

Prime Camping Season Is Here – Be Bear Aware

Prime Camping Season Is Here – Be Bear Aware

By Rory Aikens, public information officer, AGFD The prime camping season is underway and the Arizona Game and Fish Department wants to remind everyone to “Be Bear Aware” while recreating in the cool pines. “The root cause of most human-bear conflicts is typically food. Please keep a clean camp, don’t…


Learn to Mountain Bike and Camp Like a Pro

Learn to Mountain Bike and Camp Like a Pro in Texas

Stephen F. Austin State Park Hosting Biking Weekend as Part of Texas Outdoor Family Program SAN FELIPE—Staff at Texas State Parks began the Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program a few years ago to encourage more people to get outside and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Texas Outdoors—teaching entire…


Michigan DNR Seeks Volunteer ORV Safety Education Instructors, Offers Spring Academies

Michigan DNR Seeks Volunteer ORV Safety Education Instructors, Offers Spring Academies

The Department of Natural Resources today invited qualified residents to become volunteer off-road vehicle (ORV) safety education instructors and take part in one of two upcoming instructor academies in May and June. “Michigan’s more than 3,600 miles of state-designated ORV trails are a big draw for residents and visitors alike,”…


Colorado: Mueller State Park’s Spring Programs and Guided Hikes

Colorado: Mueller State Park’s Spring Programs and Guided Hikes

Divide, Colo. – Here is a list of upcoming programs at Mueller State Park.  Unpredictable weather means an unpredictable amount of fun! Pack your gear for winter/spring weather and take a chance on your recreational activity of choice! Trails are open and accessible, campsites are available and sledding hills are open…


Pennsylvania DCNR Plans White-Water Release into Tohickon Creek in Bucks County

Pennsylvania DCNR Plans White-Water Release into Tohickon Creek in Bucks County

White-water boating enthusiasts will have a chance to test their paddling skills when the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources releases water from Lake Nockamixon into the Tohickon Creek in Bucks County March 16-17. Annually scheduled the third weekend in March, the release is planned as a recreational event from 9 a.m. to 4…


Get Prepared For Bear Season, Boulder!

Get Prepared For Bear Season, Boulder!

DENVER – As bears awaken from their winter slumber, Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the City of Boulder are asking citizens to get “pre-beared!”  Local wildlife officer Kristin Cannon and Urban Wildlife Conservation Coordinator Val Matheson will hold a presentation on ‘Bears in Boulder’ on Tuesday, March 19, from 6…


NPS Releases Trail Development Plan for New River Gorge

NPS Releases Trail Development Plan for New River Gorge

“We are pleased to announce that the Trail Development Plan – Phase One/Environmental Assessment (plan/EA) is now available for public review and comment,” explained National Park Service Acting Superintendent Debbie Darden. “The public has expressed a great deal of interest in developing additional trail opportunities for both hiking and bicycling within the…


Governor Quinn Announces $2.8 Million to Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Gov. Quinn of Illinois Announces $2.8 Million to Expand Outdoor Recreation Opportunities

Open Lands Trust to Create Public Hunting Ground in Illinois’ Deer Capital  SPRINGFIELD – Governor Pat Quinn today announced acquisition of 547 acres of public land in four Illinois counties to boost public access for hunting, fishing, wildlife viewing and outdoor recreation. The $2.8 million in land purchases includes 410…


Texas Paddling Trails - Caddo Lake

10 Texas Paddling Trails to Open on Caddo Lake and Big Cypress Bayou on World Wetlands Day

KARNACK – Ten new paddling trails encompassing more than 50 miles will open along a scenic stretch of Big Cypress Bayou and areas in and aroundCaddoLakeon Saturday, Feb. 2, to coincide with World Wetlands Day. Five of the 10 new loop trails leave from Backwater Jack’sR.V.Park, which is nestled along…


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Salazar Announces Fee Free Days at National Parks, Public Lands for 2013

WASHINGTON — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced dates in 2013 when more than 2,000 national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and other federal lands will offer free admittance to everyone. “Our national parks, wildlife refuges, forests and other public lands offer every American a place to get…