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.
Saturdays — Tundra Swan Tours at District 10

January 2017 California Department of Fish and Wildlife Calendar

DATE — EVENT Saturdays — Tundra Swan Tours at District 10, a 23,000-acre expanse of privately owned rice fields and restored habitat in Yuba County, north of Marysville (95901). The free tours are led by naturalists and last approximately two hours. Tours for up to 30 people are held from…


Start the Year on the Trails with a First Day Hike

Start the Year on the Trails with a First Day Hike

AUSTIN— Start 2017 with a walk on the wild side by participating in a guided stroll through a Texas State Park as part of the national First Day Hikes initiative. “Last year, 80 parks hosted 116 First Day Hikes across Texas,” said Brent Leisure, director of Texas State Parks. “More…


‘Trails to Trout’ Bringing Free Youth Fishing to Tyler’s Nature Center

‘Trails to Trout’ Bringing Free Youth Fishing to Tyler’s Nature Center

TYLER – Take your favorite kid on a fishing trip and help them bag seasonal sport fish for free during the 11th annual “Trails to Trout” fishing days in January at The Nature Center. The East Texas Woods and Waters Foundation (ETWWF) and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD)…


1st place 10-13: My Blue Eyed Brother

Winners of the Youth Arts Contest Announced in Texas

AUSTIN— The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Arts in the Parks program has announced the winners of the Texas State Parks Youth Arts Contest, which ran from May 1 to Nov. 1. TPWD will showcase the winning art pieces in the 2017 calendar and on the Arts in the Parks…


Trout on the Little Red River at Cow Shoals near Heber Springs, Ark.

New Trout Regulations for Little Red River in Effect Jan. 1

HEBER SPRINGS – Anglers visiting the Little Red River below Greers Ferry Dam in Heber Springs will find a few new regulations in place when they hit the water in 2017. The Commission voted unanimously to approve many changes which were adopted to help protect the world-famous trout fishery and…


New Record Gar

Bowfisherman Sets New Shortnose Gar Record in Arkansas

WARD – Bryson Harpole of Ward didn’t only set a new bar for shortnose gar in Arkansas’s fishing records on Nov. 1, 2016; he crushed the old record for unrestricted tackle. His bowfishing catch from Cypress Bayou WMA weighed an impressive 11 lbs. 12 oz., and measured over a yard…


Candlelight Walk at Fort Snelling State Park - Photo courtesy of Douglas Schurr

New Year’s Candlelight Walk at Fort Snelling State Park

A year of festivities celebrating the 125th anniversary of Minnesota state parks and trails will culminate with a candlelight walk and a countdown to the end of 2016 at Fort Snelling State Park on New Year’s Eve, the Department of Natural Resources said. The candlelight walk will take place from…


Firearms Deer Season Opening Weekend Harvest Totals Exceed 96,000+ in Missouri

Firearms Deer Season Opening Weekend Harvest Totals Exceed 96,000+ in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Preliminary data from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) shows that deer hunters in Missouri harvested 96,131 deer during the opening weekend of the November portion of the fall firearms deer season Nov. 12 and 13. Of the 96,131 deer harvested, 55,753 were antlered bucks, 8,873…


New Barracuda Size Limits for south Florida

FWC Sets New Barracuda Size Limits for south Florida

At its November meeting in St. Petersburg, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) set new barracuda size limits. These changes will apply in state and federal waters off Collier, Monroe, Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach and Martin counties only and include: Creating a recreational and commercial slot limit of…


Texas Speckled Trout

Fall Into Fishing Along the Texas Coast

AUSTIN – Anglers are taking full advantage of the recent unseasonably warm weather this fall that has kept fishing conditions pleasant along the Texas coast, according to coastal fisheries biologists with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD). “Conditions are ideal for recreational angles right now,” said Jerry Mambretti, TPWD…