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Sturgeon Returning to the Suwannee River in Florida - Boaters Beware
Posted on: 05/04/18

Gulf sturgeon have begun their annual migration back into the Suwannee River, according to Florida (FWC) officials. One sturgeon encounter with a boat has already been reported this year. There were no injuries. We want people to be aware the sturgeon are back and...

Hawaii' Volcano Erupts, Prompting Mandatory Evacuations
Posted on: 05/04/18

A volcanic eruption has spewed molten rock and hazardous gases from the ground in a small community on Hawaii's Big Island, sending people fleeing from their homes as trees burn and the threat of more destruction is feared. A crack in Kilauea volcano's rift zone -- an area of fissures miles away from...

Non-Resident Hunters Can Apply for the Iowa 2018 Deer Season May 5th - June 3rd
Posted on: 05/04/18

Nonresident deer hunters can apply for a 2018 Iowa deer license, or purchase a preference point, beginning Saturday, May 5 at 6 a.m. CST. Applications will be accepted until midnight on June 3, 2018. The application fee to hunt deer in 2018 is $551.00 plus application fees. The amount will vary if...

Minnesota Close Several Areas to Fishing in Itasca County for Spawning Season
Posted on: 05/04/18

Minnesota anglers in Itasca County will notice fishing closure signs at several area lakes and a creek this spring. These temporary closures are regularly enacted during the start of the fishing season to protect concentrations of spawning fish that may be vulnerable to over-harvest. All closed areas will be posted with signs and fishing for all species will be prohibited. The following closures are in effect...

Kansas Sets 2018-19 Antelope/Elk Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission approved the state’s 2018-2019 antelope and elk hunting seasons during the public hearing portion of the Commission’s April 26 meeting in Chanute. The approved season dates are as follows...

Kansas Sets 2018-19 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission approved recommendations for the state’s 2018-2019 waterfowl seasons during the public hearing portion of the Commission’s April 26 meeting in Chanute. The approved season dates are as follows...

Montana Blackfoot-Clearwater WMA Opening Delayed Until June 1
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Montana Blackfoot-Clearwater Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will open at noon on Friday, June 1 this year, instead of the regularly scheduled opening of May 15.Persistent snow, a slow spring thaw and extremely wet roads have prompted the extended closure, as well as the need to allow habitat bordering the WMA to thaw and green up to...

Ohio Sets Special Fishing Regulations for Lake La Su An
Posted on: 05/03/18

Lake La Su An Wildlife Area will be open for fishing on May 4 through September 3, 2018. Fishing will be permitted, on Monday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday from sunrise to sunset during this open season. The La Su An Wildlife area will be closed to fishing at all other times. Anglers are reminded that they...

Pennsylvania Lift Fishing Regulations on Lake Williams
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is alerting anglers that it has temporarily lifted all seasons, sizes and creel limits on Lake Williams, York County, in anticipation of the York Water Company’s plans to drain the lake and repair the dam. The 252-acre warmwater lake holds largemouth bass, striped bass, walleye and...

Pennsylvania Sets 2018-19 Black Bear Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently gave final approval to black bear hunting seasons and bag limits for the 2018-19 license year. Hunting licenses for 2018-19 go on sale in mid-June and become effective July 1. The commission is implementing a new four-day extended black bear firearms season in WMUs 4A and 5A; and increasing...

Pennsylvania Sets 2018-19 Deer/Elk Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently gave final approval to deer and elk seasons and bag limits for the 2018-19 license year. Hunting licenses for 2018-19 go on sale in mid-June and become effective July 1. The commissioners also set the number of antlerless deer licenses to be allocated, as well as the number of elk licenses to be...

Pennsylvania Sets 2018-19 Turkey Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently gave final approval for fall turkey seasons for 2018 and spring gobbler seasons for 2019. The board for the second consecutive year approved a conservative, midweek fall turkey season in...

Pennsylvania Sets 2018-19 Pheasant, Quail & Grouse Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Pennsylvania Board of Game Commissioners recently gave final approval to upland bird hunting seasons and bag limits for the 2018-19 license year. New regulations for pheasant include eliminating the hen pheasant restriction in WMUs 2A, 2C, 4C, and 5B. Pheasant, Ruffed grouse and Bobwhite quail seasons and bag limits are...

Maine Emergency Order for Somerset County Cancelled - Hunting to Resume
Posted on: 05/03/18

The Emergency Proclamation issued by Maine's Governor Paul R. LePage which closed to hunting the area surrounding last week's manhunt has been terminated effective immediately. Law enforcement has apprehended the fugitive sought in connection with the...