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State-by-State 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Forecast
Posted on: 02/06/19
Attention turkey bums: Your job has become substantially more difficult. With great spring hunting opportunities available coast to coast from March through early June, you’ll probably have to pick and choose your adventures. For many folks, that means southern Florida Osceolas in early March—or, for the eager crowd, maybe Hawaiian Rio Grandes even earlier. Your choices expand as seasons for hard-gobbling Easterns open throughout the Southeast and Midwest. And then there’s that quick jaunt to Texas for loud-mouthed Rios — or maybe north to the prairies for last-chance Merriam’s...

Simple Tricks to Protect Ice Fishing Gear
Posted on: 01/11/19
It’s amazing how far ice fishing tactics and gear have come in a relatively short amount of time. But even the latest and greatest tools and gear are susceptible to damage, because let’s face it—ice anglers are known to brave some of the nastiest conditions. In this article is a few simple tricks to protect ice fishing gear...

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CDFW Offering Drawings for 86 Spring Wild Turkey Hunts on Public, Private Land
Posted on: 02/22/19

California’s 2019 spring turkey season opens statewide March 30 and extends through May 5, and the California CDFW is offering 86 special hunts this year on public and private land to help hunters bag a tom. Young hunters have additional opportunities. Junior Hunting License holders can hunt March 23-24, the weekend before the general opener, and the two weeks after...

CPW Issues Warning to Edwards Residents after Several Cougars Seen in Neighborhoods
Posted on: 02/22/19

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials are alerting residents in the town of Edwards to be on the lookout for cougars (mountain lions). This is a troubling situation and we are very concerned for the safety and welfare of the people in this area, said Northwest Regional Manager JT Romatzke. We ask everyone to take this warning seriously. Thursday morning, officers...

Minnesota Snowmobile Riders Enjoy Great Conditions - Leave Booze at Home
Posted on: 02/22/19

Conditions for Minnesota snowmobile riding in many parts of the state are as good as they’ve been in a long time, prompting what DNR conservation officers call the biggest number of riders in years to hit the state’s 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails. Enforcement officials remind riders to leave the booze until after they’re done riding. Alcohol is a factor in more than...

States Set 2019 Columbia River Spring Chinook Seasons
Posted on: 02/22/19

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington adopted revised 2019 spring Chinook salmon and steelhead seasons for the Columbia River recently during a joint state hearing. These regulations replace permanent rules that remain in effect through February. The season-setting process was complicated this year due to...

Apply Now for Alaska 2019 General Season Hunts for Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, Deer & Sheep
Posted on: 02/21/19

The Alaska general season harvest is the type of hunting most people are familiar with — the basic hunt where you buy a license, get tags or harvest tickets for big game, and follow the general season dates and bags limits. The 2019 General season hunts are available to Alaska residents as well as non-residents. (Note; non-residents will need a guide to hunt in Alaska and most guides will get the permits you need). You can apply for Moose, caribou, black bear, deer...

Egg-Fly Tricks to Catch More Steelhead
Posted on: 02/21/19

Take the guesswork out of egg-fly selection to catch more steelheead on Great Lakes tributaries from Minnesota to New York. The chromers that run the Great Lakes tributaries from Minnesota to New York peel as much line and jump as high as their Pacific kin. For many flyfishermen, the ultimate thrill is getting one to hit a streamer on the swing. These tips will help you tighten up your egg arsenal for any Great Lakes trip...

All-Inclusive Hunting in Saskatchewan, Canada: What It Includes and Where You Should Go
Posted on: 02/21/19

Saskatchewan might be the best under-the-radar hunting destination in North America. The “prairie” province is a hunter’s haven. It’s wild forests and prairie potholes, provide incredible big game and bird hunting, without the crowds. There’s plenty to get excited about: Vast wide-open spaces, pristine boreal forests inhabited by massive black bear and moose, trophy white-tailed deer, huge flocks of...

Strategies for Catching More Winter Wahoo
Posted on: 02/21/19

Frequent fronts often make the postcardlike conditions in these locations disappear. So why visit when strong sea legs are a requirement? Because any Southern captain will tell you that wahoo go on a feeding tear during the less-than-ideal winter conditions that aren’t for the average tourist. This is your best chance at scoring both numbers of and trophy-caliber wahoo. If you and your hardcore group of buddies are looking for a winter getaway that will end in sore arms and some of the finest sashimi you’ll ever eat, these three top captains will show you the way to trophy ’hoos...

Things Outdoorsmen Need to Know About the Public Lands Package
Posted on: 02/21/19

Recently the U.S. Senate passed the largest public-lands bill that we’ve seen in a decade. It approved the bill by an overwhelming 98-2 vote. The legislation, known as the Natural Resources Management Act S. 47, will now head to the House for approval, and then hopefully be signed into law by the president. The package combines more than 100 separate bills that will affect public land in every state in the union. So just what exactly does this bill mean for hunters and anglers? Let's take a closer look...