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Minnesota Angler Lands State Record Golden Redhorse
Posted on: 05/08/18

Angler Ethan Rasset has broken the state record for golden redhorse in the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ certified weight category. Rasset caught the 4-pound, 8-ounce redhorse on the Otter Tail River after setting out April 7 with his fishing buddies to lure some roughfish like carp into biting. His rod was rigged with...

Register for the OhioWomen's Outdoor Adventures Weekend Starting May 15
Posted on: 05/08/18

Registration opens on Tuesday, May 15, at 12:01 a.m. for the fifth annual Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures weekend. Hosted by the ODNR Division of Parks and Watercraft, participants at the Ohio Women’s Outdoor Adventures weekend will enjoy...

New Hampshire BOW Registration Open for Campground Camping
Posted on: 05/08/18

Registration opened May 7 for an exciting weekend of camping at New Hampshire's Pawtuckaway State Park with the Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. The course takes place Saturday, June 23 through Sunday, June 24, 2018. The cost for the workshop is $75 which includes...

New South Carolina Size Limits and Dates for Santee Striped Bass
Posted on: 05/08/18

South Carolina anglers planning to fish for striped bass anywhere in the Santee River system between now and June 15 need to be aware of recent changes enacted by South Carolina lawmakers that will affect both the size of legal striped bass they can keep, and the time period during which legal-sized fish can be kept. What this change in law means is...

Texas Gulf Shrimp Season Closing on Tuesday, May 15
Posted on: 05/08/18

The Gulf of Mexico commercial shrimp season for both Texas and federal waters will close 30 minutes after sunset on Tuesday, May 15 until a still-to-be determined date in July. The closure is designed to allow...

Washington Approves Mountain Goat Management Plan for Olympic National Park
Posted on: 05/08/18

The National Park Service (NPS), the USDA Forest Service (USFS), and the Washington State Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) have released the Mountain Goat Management Plan/Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for managing non-native mountain goats in the Olympic Mountains. The NPS preferred alternative involves...

Apply for Florida 2018 Alligator Hunt Permits Starting May 18
Posted on: 05/07/18

The Phase I application period for Florida 2018 Alligator Harvest random drawing begins May 18 at 10 a.m. and runs through May 28. More than 6,000 alligator harvest permits will be available. Hunters may submit their application for a permit that allows the harvest of...

Apply for Florida 2018 Special-Opportunity Fall Hunt Permits Starting May 15
Posted on: 05/07/18

Apply for Florida 2018 Special-Opportunity Fall Hunt permits starting May 15. The application period runs through midnight of June 15. Since 1997, the FWC has offered these unique fall-season hunts for deer, wild hog and released quail on some well-managed public hunting lands. You may apply for as many special-opportunity hunts and...

Apply for Florida 2018 Fall Deer & Hog Quota Hunt Permits Starting May 15
Posted on: 05/07/18

Apply for Florida Phase I 2018 Fall Deer & Hog Hunt permits starting May 15 - June 19. The FWC offers thousands of quota hunt opportunities each year. Hunters may choose to apply for fall quota hunts for deer and wild hogs. You may apply for each of the hunt types, and there is no fee to do so. But...

Apply for Florida National Wildlife Refuge Hunts Starting May 15
Posted on: 05/07/18

Florida hunters begin applying for National Wildlife Refuge hunt permits. There are also several fall hunts on five national wildlife refuges that you may apply for during the same Phase I application period of May 15 – June 15. These National Wildlife Refuge hunts offer...

Deer Hunters Apply for Illinois 2nd Firearms Lottery by June 30
Posted on: 05/07/18

Resident and non-resident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2018 Illinois Firearm Deer and Muzzleloader-only Deer permits. The deadline to apply for the second lottery is June 30. Hunting season dates are...

Register Now for Oklahoma Women in the Outdoors (WITO) Event June 9th
Posted on: 05/07/18

A Women in the Outdoors (WITO) event is scheduled for June 9 at the Arcadia Conservation Education Area in Edmond, OK. This women-only event is hosted by the National Wild Turkey Federation’s Eastern Oklahoma County Struttin’ Hens chapter. Expert instructors will teach outdoor skills related to...