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Anglers on Louisiana’s Poverty Point Reservoir are re-writing the state’s record books for white crappie when the reservoir produced three fish each the 3.5 pound mark in only eight days in late February. The first two massive crappies were caught by twin brothers Twayne and Dwayne Hosea. Read More…

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File this under the “stupid criminal” docket. A South Florida man, Alfredo Lopez De Queralta, was arrested after authorities learned about a YouTube video showing him harassing a pair of endangered Florida panther cubs. Ken Warren with the  U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s South Read More…

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Ice fishing in northern Lake Champlain have shown Vermont Fish and Wildlife biologists that muskie stocking and restoration in the Missisquoi River have succeeded. Vermont ice fishermen Ryan Carpentier and Gage Honsinger each caught mid-February muskies at two spots in Missisquoi Bay. Read More…

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Michigan and Wisconsin Sea Grant leaders are working to improve fisheries data collection through a citizen science-based effort known as the Great Lakes Angler Diary program. A new Great Lakes Angler Diary web tool builds on the success of the Salmon Ambassadors program. While Salmon Ambassadors Read More…

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Hired guns to take out alien pythons? Yep, that’s a proposed plan for the South Florida Water Management District in an effort to rid the state of the massive serpents that have infested remote swamps and islands and are increasingly showing up in homeowners backyards and vacant lots. The Read More…

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Ducks Unlimited announced the winners of the 2017 Wetland Conservation Achievement Awards during the 82nd North American Wildlife and Natural Resources Conference held in Spokane, Washington. This year’s recipient in the communications category is the late Wade Bourne. Wade Bourne’s Read More…

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The 2017 spring season for Maryland’s state fish, the striped bass, begins on tax day, April 15 in Maryland’s portion of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries. Recreational fishing opportunities for rockfish–as striped bass are known there–will run from 5 a.m. April 15 through Read More…

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Bayou Bienvenue is near the famed south Louisiana coastal town of Chalmette. But unlike the coastal fishing there, Bienvenue is best known for giving up heavyweight largemouth bass, not redfish and seatrout like that in the saltwater marshes of Chalmette. Brian and Brennan Silcio know that and Read More…

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State senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando) has proposed a bill (SB 1304) to ban bear hunts in Florida for 10 years and provide $1 million for Floridians to purchase bear-proof garbage cans. A companion Florida State House bill (HB 491) was filed last month by Rep. Amy Mercado, D-Orlando, which would Read More…

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Invasive wild hogs are continuing their relentless expansion across America to such a degree that a new university study shows that destructive feral pigs could be living throughout the entire continental U.S. in as few as 30 years. Researchers from several agencies (including Texas A&M and Yale Read More…