Category: Assorted Outdoor News

Waimanalo Beach Users Cautioned to Stay out of the Water

Waimanalo Beach Users Cautioned to Stay out of the Water

Waimānalo – At least three large Tiger sharks have been spotted feeding on the decomposing carcass of a Hawaiian Humpback whale, just off-shore from Waimānalo Bay Beach Park. Shark warning signs are up, and lifeguards and law enforcement officials have been warning people to stay out of the water. The whale carcass was spotted by […]
Read More
Amphibian and Reptile Guide Custom-made for Oklahoma

Amphibian and Reptile Guide Custom-made for Oklahoma

From rare salamanders found only in southeastern Oklahoma to common turtles that can be spotted across the state, the Wildlife Department’s “A Field Guide to Oklahoma’s Amphibians and Reptiles” introduces our state’s 140 species of salamanders, frogs, turtles, lizards, snakes and alligator. Each account shares a photo of the animal along with a physical description, […]
Read More
April typically an active month for Arizona rattlesnakes

April typically an active month for Arizona rattlesnakes

PHOENIX — With more people getting outdoors to take advantage of the state’s warm, spring weather, it’s important to keep in mind that 13 species of rattlesnakes also call Arizona home. Depending on location, the species that are encountered most often are the Western diamondback, sidewinder, Mojave and black-tailed rattlesnakes. “Arizona has more rattlesnake species […]
Read More
Wisconsin Sturgeon Spawning Underway

Wisconsin Sturgeon Spawning Underway

We have been getting reports of sturgeon spawning on the Fox and Wolf River. We anticipate spawning to be in full swing in the Wolf River system through the weekend, unless colder temperatures halt spawning activities and cause a more protracted spawning period. On Wednesday evening, sturgeon started spawning at Sturgeon Trail in New London […]
Read More
Lodge and Learn on Higgins Lake as RAM Center opens

Lodge and Learn on Higgins Lake as RAM Center opens

After being closed for a year due to COVID-19, the Department of Natural Resources’ Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center in Roscommon is reopening its doors to families, individuals or small groups of up to two households to “Lodge and Learn” with the center’s lodging and outdoor and education opportunities. The center is not yet open […]
Read More
Gopher Tortoise Day is April 10

Gopher Tortoise Day is April 10

Gopher Tortoise Day is this Saturday, April 10th. Since the creation of Gopher Tortoise Day five years ago, April 10th has been designated to celebrate Florida’s only native tortoise. Join us in raising awareness for this threatened species and our effort to preserve the gopher tortoise for future generations! Want to participate in a Gopher […]
Read More
Adopt an osprey nest this summer

Adopt an osprey nest this summer

An early sign of spring, ospreys are making their return to Michigan. The magnificent fish-hawk with striking brown and white plumage can be seen flying along shallow, fish-filled waters of the Great Lakes region — hovering, then plunging feet-first to snare fish in its talons. Ospreys can be found across the state, but they once […]
Read More
Sign Up for Assateague Living Shoreline Project Webinar

Sign Up for Assateague Living Shoreline Project Webinar

The public is invited to learn about the Assateague Living Shoreline Project by attending a free webinar at 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 21. The event is hosted by the Delaware Living Shorelines Committee through the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control’s Wetland Monitoring and Assessment Program and the Delaware Coastal Training Program. This […]
Read More
New Mexico 2021 Licenses, Spring Turkey and E-Tag

New Mexico 2021 Licenses, Spring Turkey and E-Tag

Sales of “over-the-counter” fishing and hunting licenses for the 2021-2022 license year are underway. Anglers will need a 2021-2022 fishing license beginning April 1. If you purchased a game-hunting or game-hunting and fishing license through the 2021-2022 draw application, it is now available in your account under my purchases. Wednesday, April 7 is the deadline […]
Read More
Join MDC online April 21 to learn about mushroom hunting

Join MDC online April 21 to learn about mushroom hunting

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Warming spring weather brings nature to life with trees, shrubs, and bulbs sending out their spring flowers. It also prompts the popping up of another spring favorite for many Missourians – MORELS! The elusive and edible morel mushroom shows itself during April and into May and is a flavorful favorite for […]
Read More
Missourians asked to send ticks for research study

Missourians asked to send ticks for research study

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Most people who have ventured through Missouri woods, fields, yards, and other outdoor environments have encountered ticks. These small, creepy crawlers climb on and cling to clothes and skin in search of a blood meal. Some tick species and the bacterial pathogens they carry can also cause illnesses in people. The […]
Read More
Manatees are on the move

Manatees are on the move

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is reminding anyone on the water to slow down and look out for manatees while boating in Florida this spring. As water temperatures warm, manatees naturally disperse from their winter habitats, traveling to other areas of the state and beyond. Manatees are leaving their winter refuges and […]
Read More
LDWF Announces July 2021 WETSHOP Dates

LDWF Announces July 2021 WETSHOP Dates

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is pleased to announce the Wetland Education Teacher Workshop (WETSHOP) 2021, a coastal awareness workshop for science, history, and social studies teachers. The workshop is scheduled for July 11-16, 2021 at the LDWF Grand Isle Research Lab. All COVID-19 guidelines will be followed. The focus of this […]
Read More