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Plan Ahead for a Successful Spring Turkey Season Opener
Posted on: 01/30/18

Spring gobblers don’t just happen. Certainly, there’s always luck. Still, a good plan can make for a great opening day. All it takes is some step-by-step attention to details. Here is some great advise to help you have a successful spring turkey hunt...

Tips for Tagging a Late-Season Whitetail
Posted on: 12/07/17

Deer season is still going strong throughout much of North America, and if you still have an open tag, it’s time to get off the couch and into a treestand or ground blind. Under certain conditions, the late season can be your best chance at a mature buck — provided you keep in mind the three tips...

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Hunter Education and Safety Programs

ATTENTION ALL HUNTERS...It's that time again and most states have started their mandatory Hunter Education Programs and / or their Safety Education Programs for the 2017 season. Classes are held in several areas and dates throughout your state. Click on the state you want and scroll down to Hunter Education. All hunters must attend or have attended these programs in order to hunt this spring and/or fall...

Florida Spiny Lobster Season Closes April 1
Posted on: 03/22/18

The Florida spiny lobster recreational and commercial season closes to harvest in state and federal waters starting April 1, and will reopen Aug. 6. The two-day recreational sport season is the last consecutive Wednesday and...

Florida 2018 Gag Grouper Recreational Harvest Opens in 4 Counties April 1
Posted on: 03/22/18

State waters off the coast of Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will open to recreational harvest of gag grouper starting April 1. This regional season will remain open through June 30. The season includes all waters of...

Apply for Indiana 2018 Reserved Youth Turkey Hunts by March 30
Posted on: 03/22/18

Indiana youth hunters can apply for reserved turkey hunts during the special youth wild turkey hunting season, April 21 and 22, on selected DNR properties. Deadline to apply is March 30. Youth hunters must be younger than age 18 on the day of the hunt. Participating Fish & Wildlife Areas are...

Massachusetts Revised Meeting to Extend the Archery Deer Season is April 10
Posted on: 03/22/18

Due to recent storms, the March 7 public hearing to extend the archery deer season in eastern Massachusetts is rescheduled for April 10 at 7 p.m. at the MassWildlife Field Headquarters, 1 Rabbit Hill Road, Westborough, MA. The proposal is to open the archery deer season two weeks early in...

Tennessee To Expand Carcass Import Restrictions
Posted on: 03/22/18

With increasing concerns about the potential impact of chronic wasting disease (CWD), the governing body of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency voted recently to amend a rule regarding import restrictions on deer, elk, moose, and caribou carcasses. Ultimately the amendment is intended to make...

Wyoming May Hold First Lower 48 Grizzly Bear Hunt in Over 40 yrs
Posted on: 03/22/18

The first grizzly bear hunt in the lower 48 states since 1975 could take place in Wyoming this fall. Since being placed under strict protection by the Endangered Species Act, the grizzly bear population in the Yellowstone region has really taken off. For that reason, the Wyoming Game and Fish Commission have developed a plan that proposes...

Fred Meyer Stores to Phase Out Firearm & Ammunition Sales
Posted on: 03/21/18

Fred Meyer announced they will now begin to “responsibly phase out” selling guns and ammo altogether. Fred Meyer reportedly has 130 stores in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. A spokesperson for Fred Meyer said the following in a statement...

Iowa Anglers Happy with DNR Trout Program
Posted on: 03/21/18

More than 3,600 Iowa trout anglers participated in the 2016 Trout Angler Survey, sharing their trout fishing preferences and experiences. Eighty percent of respondents are very satisfied with the trout program. The popularity of the urban trout fishing program continues to...

Iowa 2018 General Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 16
Posted on: 03/21/18

Iowa’s spring turkey hunting begins April 7 with a youth-only season, followed by five individual seasons beginning April 16. “Do your scouting before the season and be prepared for all types of weather. It doesn’t guarantee success, but you will be in a much better position to...

Wisconsin Waives Fall Turkey Drawing - Licenses on Sale Now
Posted on: 03/21/18

New this year, Wisconsin fall turkey hunters will no longer be required to apply or compete in a drawing for fall turkey harvest authorizations. Instead, one fall turkey harvest authorization will be issued at no additional cost with the purchase of...

Wisconsin Anglers Now Enjoy Year-Round Season for Lake Michigan Lake Trout
Posted on: 03/21/18

The lake trout fishing season for Wisconsin anglers on Lake Michigan is now open year-round and the bag limit is five fish per day under rules effective March 17, 2018. The five-bag limit and continuous open season make regulations for lake trout consistent with...