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Tag Archives: Outdoor Recreation

DFG reminds California Residents about Rattlesnakes

As springtime calls people to the outdoors, encounters with snakes become inevitable. California has a variety of snakes, most of which are benign. The exception is California’s only native venomous snake — the rattlesnake. California rattlesnake species include the northern Pacific rattlesnake (in northern California), and the Western Diamondback, Sidewinder,…


Embark on a family camping adventure this spring

AUSTIN, Texas – Maybe you’ve already given camping a shot and are ready for that next step in your camping experience. Perhaps you’ve never camped before, but are looking to find that perfect park to spend the night under the stars, far away from the hustle and bustle of daily…


Major periodical cicada emergence imminent

JEFFERSON CITY–Buy your earplugs now; they might be in short supply in a few weeks. Missouri is on the verge of a major periodical cicada emergence. Periodical cicadas emerge earlier and are different from the more familiar dog-day cicadas, which come out later in the summer. The periodical varieties have…


See mountain goats on April 16

Sandy — Colorful flowers and warmer weather aren’t the only signs spring is here: So are mountain goats at the mouth of Little Cottonwood Canyon! You can see and learn more about the goats at a free wildlife-viewing event. The event will be held Saturday, April 16, 2011. Free activities…


Arizona 2011 Outdoor Expo

Arizona 2011 Outdoor Expo

Mark your calendar for March 26-27, because you and your family won’t want to miss the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s FREE Outdoor Expo at the Ben Avery Shooting Facility in north Phoenix. This crowd-pleasing event offers dozens of exciting, hands-on outdoor recreational activities: Test your skill at archery; Take…


Governor Jindal Announces State Investing $12 Million in Emergency Restoration Funding for Louisiana Coast, Not Waiting for BP

March 1, 2011 – Today, Governor Bobby Jindal joined coastal parish leaders and members of the fishing and oyster industries to announce $12 million in emergency restoration funding to help Louisiana’s coastline recover from the effects of the BP oil spill. This funding total includes $2 million to reestablish oyster…


Indiana’s Long Distance Trails

Trails selected for this website are 10 miles long or greater, have a natural trail surface, and most have camping available to enhance the wilderness experience. These long distance trails occur on properties managed by a variety of public agencies. Each agency has it’s own role to play in the…


First Lady Michelle Obama Asks Junior Rangers to Take It Outside at Our National Parks

WASHINGTON – “Let’s Move Outside, Junior Rangers!” is First Lady Michelle Obama’s call to kids across the country this summer. Today, the National Park Service kicks off Let’s Move Outside Junior Ranger in 20 parks. National Park Junior Rangers will not only have fun and get exercise but also receive…


Bird-watching is a Popular Hobby for Southerners

LITTLE ROCK – A recently released report reveals that bird-watching continues to thrive as a popular hobby for Americans, even more so for Southerners. According to this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report, an estimated 33 percent of Southerners bird-watch as of 2006, compared with 20 percent of Americans nationwide…


VDGIF to Host First National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament

Richmond, VA — The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (VDGIF) is conducting the First Annual National Archery in the Schools Program Tournament on February 28, 2009, at the Augusta Expoland in Fishersville, Virginia. The tournament is being held in cooperation with the Western Virginia Sport Show which will…