The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is seeking participation in an online survey to gauge public opinion on opening 61 select game lands across the state for Sunday hunting. The survey will be available through Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, and data collected will be used to evaluate options for Sunday hunting on game lands.
A veteran saltwater fishing guide out of Sarasota, Florida, has an artificial bait that looks so much like the real thing, it’s irresistible to speckled trout, redfish and snook in the shallow waters he fishes along the coast.
For the first time, shellfish lovers in the Upstate will have an opportunity to give back to the resource they enjoy. Through the help of volunteers, South Carolina Department of Natural Resource (SCDNR) biologists have recently expanded their oyster shell recycling efforts to a restaurant in Greenville.
The federal waters off the coasts of the South Atlantic Fishery Management Zone, which includes both Carolinas, will open up to recreational fishing for red snapper for six days next month. The season will run Aug. 10 through Aug. 12, then again on Aug. 17 through Aug. 19.
Summer can be a frustrating time for trout fishers, no matter their skill level or level of dedication. High temperatures, low water and an absence of major insect hatches do not make for ideal trout fishing conditions. But with a slight change of tactics, selective stream choices and a tad more patience, summer trout fishing can be as rewarding as it is any other time of the year.
South Carolina residents and visitors who plan on engaging in outdoor activities that require a state hunting or fishing license this weekend (July 20 through July 22, 2018) need to think ahead if they will need to purchase a license, tag or other permit issued by the S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR).
The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering permitted hunting opportunities for alligator population reduction hunts in three designated areas of Hyde County only. Hyde County requested a targeted hunt to reduce numbers of alligators in areas of Swan Quarter, Fairfield and Engelhard with frequent alligator conflicts.
The new striped bass regulations approved by the South Carolina legislature and signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster on May 3, 2018, became effective immediately, much to the delight of many Santee Cooper striper fishermen.