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Key Facts About the 2019 QDMA Whitetail Report
Posted on: 06/10/19

For nearly a decade, the Quality Deer Management Association (QDMA) has compiled and disseminated some of North America’s finest research on whitetail deer. This year’s Whitetail Report lays a finger squarely on the pulse of America’s deer hunters and provides a long-term look at what’s truly happening in the world of whitetails. Here are a few important figures from the 2019 QDMA Whitetail Report...

Western States with 2019 Over-the-Counter Elk Tags
Posted on: 05/14/19
By now, it shouldn’t be a secret that you can do a DIY elk hunt without winning the lottery in several western states. So, if you want to hunt elk in the West, why does everyone tell you have to start building points in the various lottery or draw systems? Sure, in order to get tags in the best units and to hunt during times when there is less competition you will have to draw a tag. But that is a different article. Here is information needed to hunt elk this year in the west...

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Georgia Sets 2019-2020 Waterfowl Dates and Regulations
Posted on: 06/10/19

Georgia waterfowl hunters can begin making season plans now that the 2019-2020 migratory bird season hunting dates and regulations were recently approved by DNR. Some need-to-know dates and details for waterfowl season are: The duck hunting season will end on the fixed date of January 31 each year, not the last Sunday in January. The daily bag limit for mallards dropped to...

Apply by June 30 for Illinois 2019 Online Dove Permits
Posted on: 06/10/19

Online applications will be accepted from resident Illinois hunters through June 30 for the first lottery for Illinois Free Dove Hunting Permits for hunting at select state sites. Application information for Free Dove Permits for the first 5 days of the season (Sept. 1 - Sept. 5) and for the Youth and Youth/Adult Hunt (September 1): Dove Hunting Permit Instructions. In addition...

Apply by June 30 for Illinois 2019 Deer Permits
Posted on: 06/10/19

Resident and non-resident deer hunters can apply for the second lottery drawing for 2019 Illinois Firearm Deer and Muzzleloader-only Deer permits. The deadline to apply for the second lottery is June 30. The online lottery application period is open through June 30 for Non-Resident Illinois Archery Combination Deer permits for the 2019-2020 deer season. Non-residents may...

Apply by June 14 for Kansas RESIDENT Big Game Permits
Posted on: 06/10/19

The application deadline is June 14, 2019 for Kansas resident hunters wanting to apply for an elk, either-species/either-sex deer, or antelope permit. Earlier this year, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism Commission voted in favor of moving the resident limited draw deer and elk permit application deadlines to the second Friday in June. This is the first year application deadlines for

Missouri Angler Breaks 32-year Hybrid Bass Record
Posted on: 06/10/19

The MDC announces that Cesar Rodriguez of Carthage is now the state record-holder for hybrid striped bass after catching a 21-pound, 11-ounce fish at Lake of the Ozarks May 19. Rodriguez used the pole-and-line method. Though the fish breaks Missouri’s previous hybrid striped bass record of a 20-pound, 8-ounce fish, set in 1986 at the Lake of the Ozarks, Rodriguez wasn’t...

Wisconsin 2019 Fall Turkey Bonus Harvest Authorizations Available August in Select Zones
Posted on: 06/10/19
For the upcoming 2019 Wisconsin fall turkey hunting, the drawing has been waived. A fall turkey harvest authorization will be issued with every fall turkey or conservation patron license purchase. Bonus harvest authorizations, formerly known as leftover tags, will be available for purchase in select zones starting in August. Wisconsin’s fall turkey season is conducted differently than spring. In the fall, there is...

What We Can Learn From the 2 Lost Hikers in Hawaii
Posted on: 06/10/19

In two separate cases, hikers became lost in the wilds of Maui Hawaii last month (May 2019). Both were 35 years old and each one was in great physical condition. There was even an overlap in the time that the two hikers were missing. While their exact survival situations were very different, the circumstances for each were similar. One hiker was found alive by rescuers, the other, sadly, was found dead. Here is a look at both cases from a survivalist’s point of view and provides some info on...

Alabama Adds Coastal Zone to 2019 Alligator Season - Apply by July 10
Posted on: 06/07/19
Two significant changes are in store for those fortunate enough to be selected for a tag in the random drawing for the 2019 Alabama alligator season. The Alabama (WFF) Division has created a new Coastal Zone and shifted the mandatory alligator hunting training workshop to online only. Registration for the alligator hunts is currently open and All entries must be received by 8 a.m. on July 10 to be considered for the random drawing in the five zones. In addition...