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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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Several Delaware 2019 Hunting Seasons Opening in October
Posted on: 09/20/19

Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open in October, including Sunday firearm deer hunting opportunities. Deer hunting is allowed on all Sundays through the end of the deer season on Feb. 2, 2020, using only those hunting methods legal for the respective, established deer hunting seasons. Please refer to Sunday Hunting webpage for Sunday deer hunting information, including...

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Illinois Fall Trout Season Opens October 19 - One New Site Added
Posted on: 09/20/19
The 2019 Illinois Fall Trout Fishing Season opens Saturday, Oct. 19 at 57 ponds, lakes, and streams throughout the state. An early opportunity at select trout sites – the Fall Catch-and-Release Fishing Season – will open Oct. 5 at locations marked with an asterisk (*) in the list. No trout may be kept during the catch and release fishing period, but anglers can keep trout after the opening of the regular season beginning Oct. 19. The IDNR has added one new site for Fall Trout Fishing in 2019...

Iowa Enacts New Crayfish Harvest Regulation on Storm Lake
Posted on: 09/20/19

To help reduce the spread of rusty crayfish to other waterbodies in Iowa, licensed bait dealers can no longer harvest any crayfish species from Storm Lake. Crayfish collected for bait from Storm Lake for personal use can only be used in Storm Lake and cannot be transported live from the lake. Rusty crayfish are listed as a prohibited aquatic invasive species in Iowa. They are spreading to lakes, rivers, and streams in the Midwest, likely by...

Apply by Oct 18 for Maryland 2019 Mentored Pheasant Hunts in Garrett County
Posted on: 09/20/19

The Maryland DNR invites all junior license holders, apprentice license holders, and lapsed hunters to apply to participate in a mentored pheasant hunt Nov. 23-24 at Wild Wings Hunting Preserve, located in Friendsville. Interested hunters must apply to participate and space is limited to 14 hunters each day. The deadline to apply is Oct. 18. There is no cost to apply, however....

Missouri First-Time Youth Deer Hunters Apply for 2019 Hunt at Mark Twain Lake
Posted on: 09/20/19

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites new youth deer hunters to register for a free deer clinic and mentored hunt Nov. 29 – Dec. 1 at Mark Twain Lake. Space is limited for this mentored hunting opportunity. To attend, participants must register no later than Nov. 15. Participants will learn about deer biology and habitat, hunting safety, ammunition and firearm selection, how to improve hunting and shooting skills, as well...

Missouri 2019 Quail & Pheasant Numbers Steady Despite Rough Start
Posted on: 09/20/19

With quail and pheasant-hunting season starting Nov. 1, the MDC advises hunters that quail and pheasant production appears better than expected despite harsh conditions last winter and flooding this spring. Hunters can expect to find a similar number of quail as last year, except for the Northeast Riverbreaks and Western Prairie regions where numbers were...

Ohio 2019-2020 Fall Steelhead Fishing gets Underway
Posted on: 09/20/19
Ohio 2019-2020 Fall Steelhead Fishing opened Sept 1st and runs through May 15, 2020 in Lake Erie. Six Lake Erie tributaries in northeast Ohio are stocked with steelhead annually and the trout return to their ‘home’ rivers each season about this time and can offer fantastic opportunities for catching the big lake-run rainbows. Ohio's primary steelhead streams include the Vermilion, Rocky, Chagrin, Grand and Ashtabula rivers and Conneaut Creek. However, several other rivers including...

Oregon Reduce Bag Limits for Chinook Salmon in Mid and North Coast Bays
Posted on: 09/20/19
Recreational fishermen are reminded that reduced bag limits are now in effect for wild adult Chinook salmon in Oregon’s Mid and North Coast bays and streams. Recreational fishermen are limited to one adult wild Chinook per day and five adult wild Chinook in aggregate for the year under temporary rules announced in July by the Oregon DFW in response to poor Chinook returns last year and...

South Dalota Seeks Input on Proposed CWD Regulations Effective 2020
Posted on: 09/20/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission have proposed new regulations for the transportation and disposal of deer and elk carcasses from other states and hunting units within South Dakota’s known endemic areas where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed. New regulations, if adopted, would not go into effect until the 2020 hunting seasons. To comment in person, the public hearing will be held Oct. 3 at 2 p.m. CT at...