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California Drought, Poor Ocean Conditions Impact Salmon Forecast for 2018
Posted on: 03/17/18

Commercial and sport anglers received mixed news recently regarding the status of Sacramento River fall Chinook and Klamath River fall Chinook – California’s two largest Chinook salmon populations. While adult returns of both stocks were well below minimum escapement goals in 2017, and projected abundance for both stocks is...

California Anglers Urged to Return Overdue 2017 Sturgeon Fishing Report Cards
Posted on: 03/17/18

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding sturgeon anglers to return their 2017 Sturgeon Fishing Report Cards as required by law. Although the deadline to report their catch was Jan. 31, 2018, so far about 13,754 – or 31 percent – of the 44,374 report cards have been returned. Sport fishing regulations require that...

Hawaii 2018 Goat Hunting to Open on Kaua'i
Posted on: 03/17/18

The Department of Land and Natural Resources is pleased to announce the opening of archery, muzzleloader, and regular rifle hunting seasons for feral goats on the island of Kaua‘i. The following rules and conditions will be in effect for the hunt...

Apply for Illinois Archery Deer Hunting at Beaver Dam/Horseshoe Lake by March 30
Posted on: 03/17/18

Illinois archery deer hunting applications are available through March 30 for the special drawings at Beaver Dam State Park, Carlinville, and through March 31 for the special drawings at Horseshoe Lake State Park, Granite City for the 2018-19 Illinois Archery Deer Hunting Season. Hunters can obtain an application either online or

Nearly Three Quarters Of Maine Moose Hunters Successful In 2017
Posted on: 03/17/18

Despite warm spells during both the September and October moose seasons, 73% of all moose hunters harvested a moose last season. With 2,080 moose permits issued, 1,518 hunters were successful in getting their moose. Hunter success rates varied throughout different regions of the state with...

MDC Moves from Semiannual Live Auctions to 24/7 Online Auction
Posted on: 03/17/18

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announces it now offers used Department vehicles, boats, motors, tractors, trailers, farm equipment, office equipment, and other items for sale through an online auction. MDC’s new online auction is available 24/7 from the convenience of a computer or smart device. It replaces the...

Young Missouri Angler Catches State Record and Possible World Record River Redhorse
Posted on: 03/17/18

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports that 11-year old Maverick Yoakum of Dixon became the most recent record-breaking angler in Missouri when he hooked a river redhorse on Tavern Creek using a rod and reel. The new “pole and line” record river redhorse caught by Yoakum on March 4 weighed...

West Texas Lake Produces 13.40 pound ShareLunker Bass
Posted on: 03/17/18

For the first time in more than 28 years, Twin Buttes Reservoir near San Angelo has produced a Toyota ShareLunker largemouth bass exceeding 13 pounds. Angler Austin Terry of San Angelo caught the 13.40 pound, 25 ¾ inch Legacy Class lunker on a...

TPWD Increases King Mackerel Recreational Bag Limit
Posted on: 03/17/18

The king mackerel recreational bag limit increases from two to three fish per person, per day on Friday, March 16, 2018 for Texas anglers. This exception is effective until Aug. 31, 2018 at which time a new statewide regulation currently under review may...