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Tips for Catching Mid-Summer Bass
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/22/20
Because he’s from Louisiana, Bassmaster Elite angler Tyler Rivet has adapted to fishing in the heat. When the summer sun is bearing down on largemouths, fish locate cover that’s thick on the surface and swim underneath it, where the water’s cooler and more comfortable. This is when anglers need to turn to a technique called punching. When you’re looking to pick a fight with a bass through the thick stuff, consider Rivet’s tips from Outdoor Life. These tricks will not only help you get bit, but also help you get that fish to the boat once it is hooked...

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hunting Waterfowl
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/26/20
Waterfowl is one of the smallest, most niche communities you can find in hunting. In many places, you will have to share wetlands with your fellow hunters and compete for birds. Some of the best days have been spent waist-deep in a marsh holding a shotgun and blowing a duck call. Those days are waiting for you as well—if you stick with it. This sport, like so many others, rewards patience and hard work. The more you go, the more you learn. So, let’s get started...

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, there could be limitations for OUT of STATE hunters to include a 14-day quarantine requirement or negative COVID-19 testing alternative.. Please check with the State's Department of Natural Resources BEFORE you apply for the 2020 Fall Hunts.

Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, Canada Bordors are CLOSED to U.S. hunters/fishermen and other outdoor enthusiasts until the end of OCTOBER, 2020 or longer. This also means limitations for U.S. Hunters/Fishermen to include a 14-day quarantine requirement or negative COVID-19 testing alternative.. Please check with Canada Natural Resources BEFORE you travel or apply for the 2020 Fall Hunts.

As our country opens up again, states are doing their best to reopen parks, fishing, hunting and other outdoor actitivies to the public, HOWEVER it is YOU that must follow the guidelines set by These guidelines include; social distancing, the Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy. These guidelines are also good to practice even after the threat of COVID-19 is gone.


Even though our country in the 2020 Season still copes with Covid-19, our hunters have resilience amidst adversity to help our country. With hunting season getting in full swing, hunters from across the nation are walking the woods & fields....

Texas General Deer Season Opens Nov 7 with Above Average Season Expected
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/30/20

Texas 2020 general deer season runs from Nov. 7 through Jan. 3, 2021 in the North Zone and Jan. 17, 2021 in the South Zone. A special youth-only gun deer season is set for Oct. 31- Nov. 1 and Jan. 4-17, 2021. TPWD biologists predict a fruitful white-tailed deer season in many regions of the state. Although conditions are drying statewide, rains in September helped to create an abundance of quality forbs and shrubs. Hunters in the...

Iowa Adds Seven Additional Community Trout Ponds
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/29/20

Iowa (DNR) released between 1,000 to 2,000 rainbow trout at seven additional community trout ponds across Iowa as part of its cool weather trout program that brings trout to areas that cannot support them during the summer. All fall community trout stockings will be unannounced and there will not be any family fishing events to help reduce the crowd size at stocking locations and minimize the spread of COVID-19. The following locations have...

Minnesota Upper Red Lake Walleye Regulations Change for Winter Season
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/29/20

Anglers fishing during the winter season on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a three-walleye bag limit, with only one walleye longer than 17 inches allowed. Heavy winter fishing over the last four years necessitated more restrictive regulations. Winter angling on Upper Red Lake averaged 1.6 million angler hours with a harvest of 130,000 pounds annually over this period. The new regulations, which become effective Sunday, Nov. 1, lower the...

Minnesota Reminds Deer Hunters of Regulations as Firearms Season Opens Nov 7
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/29/20

Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins half an hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 7, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources expects nearly half a million hunters to participate. Firearms deer season is one of several seasons for deer hunters. Archery deer season opened Sept. 19 and lasts through Thursday, Dec. 31. Muzzleloader deer season is from Saturday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 13. Hunters are advised to...

MDC Finds First Case of CWD in Pulaski County
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/29/20

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reports it has recently confirmed the first case of chronic wasting disease (CWD) found in Pulaski County. The confirmed case is from an adult male deer harvested by a hunter near Waynesville. A tissue sample was collected from the deer for CWD testing as part of MDC’s routine annual statewide surveillance for the disease. MDC will provide hunters in the Pulaski County area with opportunities to..

MDC Reminds Hunters of Baiting Regulations During Deer/Turkey Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/29/20

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds hunters to be aware of baiting regulations during the fall deer and turkey hunting seasons. The use of bait, including grain or other feed placed or scattered to attract deer or turkey, while hunting is illegal. The regulations are in place to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and to ensure fair chase. In addition...

Texas Waterfowl Hunters Asked to Help Prevent Spread of Invasive Species
Posted by TBC Press on: 10/29/20

With waterfowl season opening day around the corner, Texas (TPWD) is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia and zebra mussels. Aquatic invasive plants can easily become entangled or trapped on boats and boat trailers and moved to other lakes. Giant salvinia, one of the most problematic aquatic invasive plants in Texas, can...