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Big Bore Air Rifles Legal for 2018 Modern Gun Deer Season in Arkansas
Posted on: 07/09/18

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. 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...

Apply for Connecticut Archery Deer Hunting Access Permits for Centennial Watershed State Forest Land
Posted 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. An access permit is required to participate in this program. Access permits will be issued free-of-charge on a...

Missouri Supreme Court Rejects Captive Deer Hunts
Posted on: 07/09/18

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. The Supreme Court's ruling reversed a lower court ruling that favored the hunting preserves. The recent ruling involved owners of hunting preserves who ...

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

Gunwerks is Looking to Further Expand in Cody, Wyoming
Posted on: 07/09/18

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...

Alabama Allows Shark Fishing at Gulf State Park Pier in July
Posted on: 07/07/18

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...

California WMA Closures Due to Wildfires
Posted on: 07/07/18

The California (CDFW) has announced the temporary closure of several WMAs due to wildfires. (1) Three public facilities and properties in Siskiyou County as a result of the Klamathon Fire. (2) The Knoxville Wildlife Area located in northeastern Napa County is now closed until further notice because of the County Fire...

Apply for Mississippi 2018 Youth Dove Hunts Starting Aug 1st
Posted on: 07/07/18

Beginning August 1, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will accept draw permit applications for 2018 youth dove hunts. Participants must register online to attend these hunts. Applications will be accepted on a first come first serve basis. Each hunt will be limited to...

Apply for Mississippi 2018 Early Season Teal Hunts Starting Aug 1st
Posted on: 07/07/18

Beginning August 1, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will accept draw permit applications for 2018 early season teal hunts on Wildlife ManagementAreas (WMAs) through August 15. Applicants must apply online. The early September teal season is Sept 15 - Sept 30. Daily bag limits is

Apply for Mississippi 2018 Deer Hunting Permits Starting Aug 1st
Posted on: 07/07/18

Beginning August 1, the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) will accept draw permit applications for deer through August 30. Applicants must apply online and have a valid Mississippi hunting license before applying for a WMA draw hunt. The 2018 deer season is as follows......

Oregon Opens Portions of the Coast for Razor Clamming
Posted on: 07/07/18

The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) has opened a portion of the coast for razor clamming as domoic acid levels have fallen below the closure limit. Razor clamming is now open from...

Apply for Utah 2018 Upland Bird Hunting Permits by July 19
Posted on: 07/07/18

Utah is accepting applications for tundra swan, sharp-tailed grouse, greater sage grouse and sandhill crane. If you'd like to hunt any of these birds this fall, you must have a special permit. To get your application in the drawing for permits, you must...

Apply for West Virginia 2018 McClintic WMA Controlled Waterfowl Hunt by Aug 12
Posted on: 07/07/18

West Virginia waterfowl hunters who wish to hunt from a shooting station in the controlled waterfowl hunting zone of McClintic Wildlife Management Area (WMA), located near Point Pleasant, must submit an application by midnight Aug. 12. Hunting is by permit only on...