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State by State 2019 Deer Hunting Forecast
Posted on: 07/17/19
A state-by-state analysis of your deer hunting prospects for fall of 2019. One look at America’s current deer hunting scene makes you realize we’re experiencing some pretty good days right now. Coast to coast and border to border, opportunities abound, from tracking big-woods whitetails in the Northeast, glassing for ghost-like mule deer in the Southwest, shivering on a treestand while attempting to ambush a thick-necked Midwest brute, and more...

How to Spot-and-Stalk Your Way to an Archery Antelope
Posted on: 07/11/19

Today, most bow­hunters use pop-up blinds for antelope. Bowhunting antelope on foot is never easy, but if you love the challenge you can do it regardless of water or weather conditions...

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Delaware Closes Alapocas Run State Park Wooded Areas Due To Black Bear
Posted on: 12/06/19

DNREC’s Division of Parks & Recreation has closed the wooded areas and trails at Alapocas Run State Park in Wilmington until further notice due to the sighting of a black bear in the park. The public is encouraged to report sightings of the bear by calling the Fish & Wildlife Natural Resources Police 24-hour dispatch line at 800-523-3336 to help track its movements and...

Florida RemindsWingshooters of Changes to Applying for Public Dove Hunting Opportunities
Posted on: 12/06/19

December brings cooler weather and with that comes wintering migratory birds just in time for Florida's third phase of mourning and white-winged dove hunting. The third phase of the mourning and white-winged dove season runs Dec. 19 through Jan. 31. The daily bag limit is 15. Wingshooters should be aware of a change in applying for opportunities at...

Florida Reminds Waterfowl Hunters of Changes to Mallard Bag Limits
Posted on: 12/06/19

December brings cooler weather and with that comes wintering migratory birds just in time for Florida's second phase of the waterfowl/coot season. Duck hunters should be aware the daily bag limit for mallards has been reduced to two birds, of which only one may be female. A recent survey indicates hunters value more hunting days over larger bag limits. The second phase of the waterfowl and coot season opens...

Georgia Proposes Circle-Hook & Other Changes for Shark Fishing
Posted on: 12/06/19

A division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing additional changes to fishing regulations. The Coastal Resources Division of DNR on Wednesday asked the state Board of Natural Resources to require anglers to use non-offset, corrodible, non-stainless-steel circle hooks when fishing for all species of sharks in state waters, except when...

KDWPT Working to Combat Declining Turkey Numbers
Posted on: 12/06/19

Wild turkey populations are declining across the Midwest and Kansas isn’t immune. Though the Sunflower State still boasts one of the strongest wild turkey populations in the region, statewide surveys suggest immediate action is needed if Kansas is to have any measurable impact on slowing the decline. An amendment to reduce the fall 2020 season to 41 days for all open Turkey Management Units. Currently, the fall season runs Oct. 1, 2019-Jan. 31, 2020; however...

Apply for Utah 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Permits by Dec 30
Posted on: 12/06/19

Apply now for an opportunity to hunt turkeys in Utah next spring. To be included in the permit drawing, you must submit your application before 11 p.m. on Dec 30. You can apply ONLINE at the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources website or over the phone by calling the nearest DWR regional office. The results of the drawing will be released no later than Jan. 7, 2020. The limited-entry hunt will be held...