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Apply for California Apprentice Deer Hunt in San Luis Obispo County by Aug 20

by TBC Press on 07/11/18

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a drawing for an apprentice deer hunt for junior license holders on the Chimineas Unit of the Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve. The application deadline is Monday, Aug. 20. The two-day buck hunt, which is being offered in cooperation with the Avenales Sportsmen’s Club (ASC) and the Chimineas Ranch Foundation (CRF), will be held on Sept. 15 and 16 on the 30,000-acre reserve in... READ MORE

Most Montana FWP Region 7 Fishing Access Sites Accessible Again

by TBC Press on 07/11/18

Most Montana FWP Region 7 Fishing Access Sites Accessible Again  Most of the Fishing Access Sites across Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 are accessible again, according to FWP staff.  Anglers and recreationists have waited patiently for Yellowstone River levels to subside a bit so they can access campsites, boat ramps and shoreline. With recent heavy rains and continuing spring runoff, flooding had impacted access to some sites, but the river has dropped and hot weather has arrived, leaving only... READ MORE

New Changes for Wisconsin 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Season

by TBC Press on 07/11/18

Starting in 2018, Wisconsin DNR has waived the fall turkey drawing. A fall turkey harvest authorization will be issued with every fall turkey or conservation patron license purchase. Hunters will choose a zone at the time of purchase for which their harvest authorization will be valid. Bonus harvest authorizations, formerly known as leftover tags, will be available for purchase in select zones starting Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. The fall 2018 wild turkey season for... READ MORE

New Research Shows Wyoming Mountain Lion Population Down

by TBC Press on 07/11/18

New Research Shows Wyoming Mountain Lion Population Down  Mankind has played an outsized role in driving down Jackson Hole’s mountain lion population in Wyoming, even without a concerted effort to cut back numbers of the large cats, new research says. The mid-1990s reintroduction of wolves to the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, lion hunting and the redistribution and reduction of the Jackson Elk Herd were the primary factors affecting lion survival over a recent 15-year period during which.... READ MORE

Poachers Mauled on South African Game Reserve by Lion Pride - Lions to remain status quo

by TBC Press on 07/10/18

Poachers Mauled on South African Game Reserve by Lion Pride  At least three poachers have been mauled to death by a pride of lions after they trespassed on a South African Game Reserve. The attack is believed to have occurred overnight on July 2nd. The group of men were armed with a high powered rifle with a silencer, an ax, wire cutters and enough food supplies to last a number of days – all the makings of a gang intending on killing a... READ MORE

Hawaii Sets 2018 Hunting Seasons in the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve for Goat, Sheep & Pig

by TBC Press on 07/10/18

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) sets the 2018 hunting seasons in the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a forest reserve (PWW), for Feral goat, sheep and pig hunts. The seasons are... READ MORE

Hawaii is 1st USA State to Ban Coral-Damaging Sunscreen

by TBC Press on 07/10/18

By penning a historic bill this week, Hawaii will become the first U.S. state to ban the sale of coral-damaging sunscreen that contains chemicals known to destroy coral reefs. The legislation will take effect beginning January 1, 2021.  Starting then, the bill bans the sale, offer of sale, or distribution in the State of any sunscreen containing oxybenzone or octinoxate, or both, without a prescription issued by ... READ MORE

Youth can Hunt Deer with Adult Mentors during Minnesota Special Hunts

by TBC Press on 07/10/18

Youth can Hunt Deer with Adult Mentors during Minnesota Special Hunts  Youth can apply to hunt deer in select state parks and other refuge areas during 17 special deer hunts in October and November, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Youth can apply now through Friday, Aug. 17, to apply for the hunts. Of the 17 special hunts, 15 are firearms hunts for youth ages 12 to 15, and two are... READ MORE

Oregon is 3rd State to Join Coalition Encouraging Hunters to Choose Non-Lead Ammo

by TBC Press on 07/10/18

Three state wildlife agencies — the Arizona GFD, Utah DWR, and Oregon DFW — have recently joined The North American Non-Lead Partnership, and at least five sports groups have pledged their support. ODFW supports a voluntary strategy to increase the use of non-lead ammunition among hunters in Oregon, said Curt Melcher, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Director. We’re pleased to join the... READ MORE

Big Bore Air Rifles Legal for 2018 Modern Gun Deer Season in Arkansas

by TBC Press on 07/09/18

Big Bore Air Rifles Legal for 2018 Modern Gun Deer Season in Arkansas  Deer hunters will be able to pursue their game with one more option this season, thanks to a recent regulation change by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. During the annual hunting regulations review process, commissioners voted to legalize large-caliber air rifles that meet certain standards for deer hunting during modern gun season. To be legal for deer hunting in Arkansas, an air rifle must be... READ MORE

Apply for Connecticut Archery Deer Hunting Access Permits for Centennial Watershed State Forest Land

by TBC Press on 07/09/18

Connecticut archery hunting for deer will be permitted on approximately 4,390 acres of designated land located in the Centennial Watershed State Forest. The archery hunt, which is part of a deer management program, will take place from September 15 through December 31, 2018. Season framework will follow state regulations. An access permit is required to participate in this program. Access permits will be issued free-of-charge on a first-come, first-serve basis. In order to receive an access permit, you must... READ MORE

Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Captive Deer Hunts

by TBC Press on 07/09/18

Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Captive Deer Hunts   Missouri's highest court has ruled the state has a right to regulate deer hunting companies to control a deadly brain disease affecting the animals. A recent ruling involved owners of hunting preserves who challenged regulations imposed by the Missouri Department of Conservation in 2014. The regulations attempt to help stop the spread of chronic wasting disease by limiting the importation of deer and elk into Missouri. The Supreme Court's ruling reversed a lower court ruling that favored the hunting preserves, saying... READ MORE

One Hundred Vermont Hunters Failed to Meet New Bear Tooth Rule Requirements

by TBC Press on 07/09/18

A new rule passed in 2017 by the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board requires hunters to collect and submit a pre-molar bear tooth within 48 hours of shooting a bear. The submission must be to a game warden or other department official. This year, 100 hunters failed to meet the new requirements.The mandatory collection was intended to increase compliance and improve data collection on this important species. Failure to do so is... READ MORE

Gunwerks is Looking to Further Expand in Cody, Wyoming

by TBC Press on 07/09/18

Gunwerks is Looking to Further Expand in Cody, Wyoming  Stressed for space just two years after moving from Burlington to a larger facility in Cody, Wyoming, Gunwerks is looking to further expand its manufacturing space. CEO James Klessens said the custom long-range rifle company expects to add 75 positions, upping its total to 112, with a base pay for most employees of $18 per hour with a 12 percent benefit package. To make that possible, the nonprofit economic development corporation is prepared to... READ MORE

Alabama Allows Shark Fishing at Gulf State Park Pier in July

by TBC Press on 07/07/18

Alabama Allows Shark Fishing at Gulf State Park Pier in July  After anglers expressed frustration reeling in pieces of desired fish species that had been attacked by sharks.The Alabama State Parks System managers instituted a pilot program to allow a limited number of anglers to fish for sharks on the octagon end of the pier on Sun and Tuesdays. The next chances to fish for sharks on the pier will take place on the south end from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following morning on Sunday and Tuesday nights on July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29 and 31. To accommodate the shark anglers, the octagon will close to routine use 30 minutes prior to these events and... READ MORE