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Arkansas Commission Hears Defensive Handgun Hunting Regulation

by TBC Press on 12/18/17

The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission heard the first official reading of a regulation change clarifying the carry of handguns for defensive purposes while hunting at its regularly scheduled meeting. Under current regulations, hunters may not carry a modern gun while participating in archery or muzzleloading seasons, unless they have a valid concealed handgun carry permit. If passed, the amendment to this regulation will clarify that people may carry a handgun on ... READ MORE

CDFW Offering Holiday Apprentice Youth Waterfowl Hunt

by TBC Press on 12/18/17

CDFW Offering Holiday Apprentice Youth Waterfowl Hunt  The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is offering a special apprentice youth waterfowl hunt at the Grizzly Island Wildlife Area in Solano County on Wednesday, Dec. 27 – a rare, midweek hunt for young hunters during their holiday break from school. The 12 blinds in the Crescent Unit of the wildlife area will be closed and available only to junior hunting license holders (17 and younger) and... READ MORE

Delaware Snipe & Woodcock Seasons Continue Through Jan 13, 2018

by TBC Press on 12/18/17

DNREC reminds Delaware hunters that the state’s second season split for snipe and woodcock continues through Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018. Hunters in each of Delaware’s three counties have opportunities for taking woodcock on many of the state’s wildlife areas, in particular including Bell Tract on Eagles Nest Wildlife Area in southern New Castle County, Main Tract of the Little Creek WA in Kent County and Old Furnace WA in Sussex County. Hunters can... READ MORE

Florida Gulf GrayTriggerfish Season to Remain Closed Until March 1st 2018

by TBC Press on 12/18/17

Recreational harvest of gray triggerfish will remain closed in Gulf state and federal waters through Feb. 28, 2018, reopening March 1. The season will also close June 1 through July 31. When the season reopens, the daily recreational bag limit will be one fish per person (lowered from two fish earlier this year), and the minimum size limit will be... READ MORE

LDWF To Close Shrimp Season in Portions of State Inside Waters

by TBC Press on 12/18/17

LDWF To Close Shrimp Season in Portions of State Inside Waters  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced the fall shrimp season will close in a portion of state inside waters effective Friday, January 20, 2017, at official sunset. Those waters that will close to shrimping and waters that will remain open to shrimping until further notice include... READ MORE

Missouri Sets 2018 -19 Deer Hunting Dates

by TBC Press on 12/18/17

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for 2018-2019 deer-hunting season dates. Archery Season: Sept. 15 through Nov. 9 and Nov. 21 through Jan. 15, 2019. Details on hunting regulations, harvest limits, allowed methods, required permits, and other related information will be available in the Department’s “2018 Spring Deer Hunting Regulations and Information. The 2018 – 2019 firearms deer hunting dates are... READ MORE

Missouri Sets 2018 -19 Turkey Hunting dates

by TBC Press on 12/18/17

At its meeting on Dec. 15, the Missouri Conservation Commission approved recommendations by the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) for 2018-2019 turkey-hunting season dates. Spring Youth Portion: April 7 and 8 - Regular Spring Turkey Season: April 16 through May 6 - Fall Firearms Turkey Season: Oct. 1 - 31. 2018 - 2019 archery turkey hunting dates are... READ MORE

Apply for Utah 2018 Spring Turkey Permits by Dec 27, 2017

by TBC Press on 12/18/17

Apply for Utah 2018 Spring Turkey Permits by Dec 27, 2017  If you'd like to hunt wild turkeys on limited-entry units in Utah next spring, you need to submit your application soon. Applications to hunt on limited-entry units are due by 11 p.m. on Dec. 27. You can apply online. The limited-entry hunt will be held in April. I think we'll have a good turkey hunt in Utah next spring," says Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources. The state's turkey populations are... READ MORE

FWC’s TrophyCatch Program Celebrates 5 Successful Seasons

by TBC Press on 12/15/17

FWC’s TrophyCatch Program Celebrates 5 Successful Seasons  The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) TrophyCatch program celebrated five years of bass conservation at its annual Hall of Fame ceremony held at Bass Pro Shops Outdoor World in Orlando. In the past five seasons, TrophyCatch has awarded prizes for the catch and release of more than 6,868 largemouth bass. We want to thank all of our partners and anglers for their... READ MORE

Register Now For The Maine 2018 BOW Winter Skills Weekend

by TBC Press on 12/15/17

The Becoming an Outdoors Woman program offers workshops for women who are 18 or older to gain or improve skills in hunting, fishing and outdoor recreation in a fun, safe and comfortable environment. Join us February 23-25, 2018 at the UMaine 4-H Camp and Learning Center in Bryant Pond for a weekend of outdoor fun and adventure. The Winter Skills Weekend is a great opportunity to learn or improve your skills in topics such as ice fishing, outdoor survival and... READ MORE

Maryland Hunters Harvest 34,000 Deer during 2017 Firearm Season

by TBC Press on 12/15/17

Maryland hunters reported taking 34,412 deer during the state’s most popular hunt, the two-week firearm season. The total was similar to last year’s official harvest of 35,002. The Maryland Department of Natural Resources reported that more than 4,000 deer were taken on the two Sundays during the season, more than 10 percent of the total take during the two week season. Deer hunters enjoyed good weather for... READ MORE

Pennsylvania Preliminary 2017 Statewide Bear Harvest Results

by TBC Press on 12/15/17

Pennsylvania Preliminary 2017 Statewide Bear Harvest Results  Hunters during the final day of Pennsylvania’s statewide bear season harvested 168 bears, raising the 2017 statewide season harvest to 1,796 – an about 30 percent decrease compared to the 2,579 bears taken during the four days of the statewide season in 2016. Extensive rain on the season’s opening day, Nov. 18, led to the harvest decline. Archery and other early-bear season harvest data is not included in this report. Comprehensive bear harvest totals that include... READ MORE

Pennsylvania Recently Approved Electronic Devices Lawful for Hunting

by TBC Press on 12/15/17

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners gave final approval to a measure to allow the devices. Four electronic devices recently approved for use while hunting now may be used afield. Within established seasons, hunters now may use electronic decoys in hunting waterfowl; electronic dove decoys solely for hunting doves; electronically heated scent or lure dispensers; and electronic devices that... READ MORE

Enjoy Top-Notch Duck Hunting on Texas Gulf Coast Through Jan 28

by TBC Press on 12/15/17

Enjoy Top-Notch Duck Hunting on Texas Gulf Coast Through Jan 28  Enjoy top-notch duck hunting on the Texas Gulf Coast. The 54-county South Zone (which includes Port O’Connor and Calhoun County) 2017-18 Texas duck season runs through Jan. 28.  Typically, after the break the hunting gets a little better because it gets cold up north and more birds move. But those birds have also been shot at and sometimes they don’t decoy as well. But it’s... READ MORE

South Dakota Snowmobile Trails Open Dec 15

by TBC Press on 12/14/17

South Dakota Snowmobile Trails Open Dec 15  Snowmobile trails across South Dakota open Friday, Dec. 15. Officials in the Black Hills say the majority of trails are in poor condition. The Black Hills have not yet received much for snow accumulation but they are hopeful that it will snow in the next coming weeks. It’s important that snowmobilers... READ MORE

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