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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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Alabama’s SOAs Offer Unique Hunting Opportunities - Deer Hunt Registration Open through Sept 13
Posted on: 08/21/19

Registration for the various hunts on Alabama’s Special Opportunity Areas (SOAs) opened August 19, 2019. Registration for the SOA deer hunts runs from August 19 to September 13, 2019. Alabama’s SOA program is offered through the Alabama Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF). Other SOA hunt opportunities are...

Arizona Enacting Changes to Protect Elk & Deer from CWD
Posted on: 08/21/19

Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) is present in several neighboring states, but not yet in Arizona. The AZGFD is hoping to keep it that way by enacting rules regarding the possession and transportation of elk and deer into Arizona by successful out of state hunters. Hunters from out of state may only bring the following animal parts into Arizona according to the following requirements of Arizona Game and Commission Rule R12-4-305...

Florida 2019 Snook & Fall Season Gag Grouper Opens Sept 1st
Posted on: 08/21/19

Florida 2019 Snook opens Sept 1st statewide & gag grouper recreational season in state waters off Franklin, Wakulla, Jefferson and Taylor counties will also be open for harvest Sept. 1. SNOOK: The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide, with the exception of state waters from the Pasco-Hernando county line south to Gordon Pass in Collier County. These waters remain closed to harvest due to...

Idaho Early Season Elk Hunts Require Special Precautions
Posted on: 08/21/19

With antlerless elk hunts taking place in the Salmon Region, the Idaho DFG reminds hunters that they can increase their success and avoid possible conflict by always obtaining landowner permission, knowing the area they intend to hunt and taking extra precautions to properly care for their harvest. Always get permission, scout the area beforehand, and plan for the heat. These are challenging hunts, but...

Apply for Louisiana White Lake WCA Marsh & Rice Field 2019-20 Waterfowl Hunts - Deadline Sept 20
Posted on: 08/21/19

The Louisiana (LDWF) is now accepting applications for the 2019-20 marsh and rice field waterfowl lottery hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. Applicants must be 18 years of age or older and applications for both hunts must be received by 4:30 p.m. on Sep. 20, 2019. Each application must include a non-refundable $5 administrative fee. The hunts are available on...

Minnesota Grouse Hunters Asked to Collect Samples for West Nile Virus Study
Posted on: 08/21/19

The Minnesota DNR is asking ruffed grouse hunters in northern MN to voluntarily submit samples for a West Nile virus research project that the DNR is conducting. Researchers will test hunter-harvested birds for exposure and active infections of the disease. Hunters who would like to assist with the project will need to collect blood on filter paper strips within 30 minutes of harvest. They will also be asked to...

Montana Hailstorm Pummels Big Lake WMA Waterfowl
Posted on: 08/21/19

A hailstorm that flattened crops, broke windows and wrecked roofs and vehicles throughout the Montana region Sunday also killed and maimed more than 11,000 waterfowl and wetland birds at the Big Lake WMA west of Molt. Montana biologists who visited the lake this week picked up dead ducks and shorebirds with broken wings, smashed skulls, internal damage and...

North Dakota 2019 Deer Archery Season Opens Aug 30
Posted on: 08/21/19

North Dakota’s deer archery season opens Friday, Aug. 30 at noon, and continues through Jan. 5, 2020. Bowhunters can buy a license online at the state GFD website or by calling 800-406-6409; or at vendors linked to the Game and Fish Department’s online licensing system. Hunters who purchase bow licenses at a vendor location will receive a tag at time of purchase; otherwise...

Apply for North Dakota 2019 Fall Turkey Hunting by Sept 4
Posted on: 08/21/19
North Dakota’s fall turkey season is set, with 3,660 licenses available to hunters, 50 fewer than last year. The deadline for applying is Sept. 4. Fall turkey hunters, including gratis applicants, who are interested in applying for a 2019 license can submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website. Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply in the first lottery. Nonresidents can apply for fall turkey licenses that are...