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New Georgia State Record Blue Catfish Caught on Altamaha River
Posted on: 10/18/17

A day you catch a new state record – and beat the old one by more than 12 pounds – is great! Richard Barrett is the new state record holder for the blue catfish. His catch, weighing 93 lb, 0 oz, beat the previous 2010 record of...

Bowhunter Bags 12-point Buck on Mississippi Public Lands
Posted on: 10/18/17

Perhaps it’s because of the lay of the land in Panther Swamp National Wildlife Refuge in Mississippi that 23-year-old Jordan Watts of Louisiana chose to do his deer hunting in that prime area. On Oct. 7 while sitting 18 feet above ground in his Millennium lock-on stand overlooking a CRP on the refuge, he was able to put the crosshairs of his...

Pennsylvania Statewide Black Bear Archery Season Opens Oct 30
Posted on: 10/18/17

Pennsylvania bear hunters — buoyed by a statewide population that’s hit an all-time high of 20,000 animals — will have more opportunity afield this fall than ever before. The extra opportunities come in two forms. The statewide archery season has been extended by...

East Texan Takes Down 416-pound Wild Hog in Backyard
Posted on: 10/18/17

This week, a man named Joe Clowers in Union Grove, Texas killed a 416-pound wild hog that had been wreaking havoc on his property. The hog was taken down with an AR-15, according to Clowers, and shared that the hog had been a constant nuisance for...

Deadline to Buy Wisconsin 2018 Sturgeon Spearing Licenses is Oct 31
Posted on: 10/18/17

The deadline to purchase Wisconsin licenses for the 2018 Lake Winnebago sturgeon spearing season is Oct. 31, with state biologists forecasting great opportunities to land the fish of a lifetime while enjoying time outdoors with family and friends. Spearers will be happy to know that our 2017 assessments once again show there are...

Arkansas Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Opens Oct 21
Posted on: 10/17/17

Arkansas Muzzleloader Deer Hunting Season Opens Oct 21. Six deer, of which no more than two may be bucks. The statewide seasonal bag limit may be taken in any combination of zones or methods, as long as zone bag limits are not exceeded. Additional bag limits are set by...

Maryland Striped Bass Survey Shows Healthy Population Growth
Posted on: 10/17/17

Results of the Maryland Department of Natural Resources 2017 young-of-year striped bass survey in the Chesapeake Bay shows the fish is reproducing in strong numbers. The annual survey’s index is 13.2, above the 64-year average of 11.7.Strong reproduction in three of the past seven years is an encouraging sign for...

Minnesota Hunters Reminded about Whole Carcass Importation Ban
Posted on: 10/17/17

Hunters who harvest deer, elk, moose or caribou outside of Minnesota are reminded that whole carcasses cannot be brought into the state. This restriction is part of efforts to minimize the opportunity for chronic wasting disease to become established in Minnesota. Only the following cervid parts may be brought into Minnesota...

Minnesota Rules for Portable Stands on Wildlife Management Areas
Posted on: 10/17/17

Minnesota hunters planning to use portable stands on wildlife management areas this season are reminded to check regulations to learn when they need to remove stands after hunting. “In most of the state, leaving stands overnight on WMAs is not allowed and they must be removed at the end of the day. But there is a change in an area of northwestern Minnesota...

Montana 2017 Harvest Static for Antelope Opener
Posted on: 10/17/17

The number of hunters who stopped at Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations in south central Montana during the opening weekend of antelope season was up 6.5 percent from last year. But the antelope harvest remained nearly identical. On Saturday and Sunday...

Nebraska Wetland Conditions Improve Across Most of the State
Posted on: 10/17/17
Wetland conditions across most of the state have improved recently, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. On Oct. 11, Game and Parks released an update on the status of Rainwater Basin wetlands, as well as pumping plans for waterfowl hunting seasons. Duck season is open in zones 2 and 4 opened in Oct. 14 in Zone 1 and opens Oct. 26 in Zone 3. The remaining youth waterfowl season is...

N.C. Youth Deer Hunting Opportunity Offered in Craven County on Dec 9
Posted on: 10/17/17

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission is offering a youth-only deer hunting opportunity on Dec.9 at Weyerhaeuser-Cool Springs Environmental Education Center in Craven County. The permit-only hunt is limited to 10 youth, ages 12 through 17, on a first-come-first-served basis. Permits must be...

N.C. Approves Alligator Management Plan - 2018 Hunting Seasons to Follow
Posted on: 10/17/17

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission board recently approved the N.C. 2018 Alligator Management Plan. The plan, which was developed by the N.C. Alligator Task Force, will guide management of alligator populations in North Carolina. The plan outlines conditions under which alligators could be hunted in North Carolina. However...

Wyoming Hunters Can Try a Walk-on Springer Pheasant Hunt Oct 19
Posted on: 10/17/17

Miss the Wyoming Springer pheasant hunt deadline? The good news is walk-on spots are frequently available for hunters who missed the late-August permit application, so there is still a chance to bag birds at Springer this fall. Walk-on hunters can access the field at starting...