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Ten Reasons How Anyone Can Get Lost in the Wild
Posted on: 10/23/18

Between the years of 1992 and 2007, our national parks were the site of 65,439 search and rescue (SAR) incidents. From these thousands of SAR missions, a large percentage of “call outs” involved outdoor enthusiasts who had become lost in the wild. But with all of the technology we have today—such as cell phones, GPS devices, and satellite phones—how does this still happen?

Why Fisherman Should Have a Livewell Pump
Posted on: 10/23/18

Fishing livewells are increasingly popular for a couple of reasons. For fishermen who use live bait, having a livewell pretty much the best way to keep that bait alive until you need it. Another huge market for livewells is bass tournament fishing. Because tournament fishing encourages...

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Cold Water Dangers to Hunters, Anglers

Water does not have to be near freezing to kill, it only has to be colder than a person to cause potentially fatal hypothermia. Waters are cold now with waterfowl hunters gearing up for a new season, and many anglers are still fishing. Overloaded boats and failure to wear life jackets are leading reasons states typically loses a couple of waterfowl hunters every year. Here are some tips to remember when using open boats during cold weather...

FWC Adds New Opportunities to Catch a Saltwater Fishing Record
Posted on: 12/07/18

Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, anglers will have more opportunities to catch a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record. Four new species – white grunt, blueline tilefish, schoolmaster snapper and red porgy – will be added to the list of species eligible for a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record. Catches for these newly-added species must be made on or after Jan. 1, 2019, to...

Oregon Anglers Reminded of Winter Steelhead Regulations in Southwest Zone
Posted on: 12/07/18

Wild winter steelhead are starting to show in some Southwest Zone rivers, and ODFW reminds anglers of harvest limits. Beginning January 1, 2019 for all rivers and streams in the Southwest Zone where wild winter steelhead harvest is allowed, the regulations convert to the one per day/three per season harvest limit. Other coastal rivers with...

Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV Jan 22-25
Posted on: 12/07/18

The 2019 NSSF Shot Show will be held at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV Jan 22-25. The NSSF Shot Show is a trade show featuring all kinds of shooting equipment and tools. With the latest adaptations of firearms, protective equipment, and tactical accessories, the Shot Show is packed with...

Hunt Forest Grouse in Utah through Dec 31
Posted on: 12/07/18

Utah's forest grouse hunt ends Dec. 31. As the hunt enters its final month, Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says reports he's received, plus what he's seen while hunting forest grouse this year, indicates the number of ruffed grouse in Utah is slightly above average this fall...

Wyoming to Stock Pheasant through Mid-December
Posted on: 12/07/18

Wyoming pheasant hunters who enjoy hunting birds from Downar Game Bird Farm have another week to pursue their quarry. The game bird farm will have enough pheasants to continue stocking birds twice a week through Dec. 14. Birds will be stocked at Glendo State Park, Goshen County Walk-In Areas 24, 29, and 63, Platte County Walk-In Areas 20 and...

Reward Offered for Elk Poaching Incident in Western Colorado
Posted on: 12/06/18

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is still seeking information about two bull elk killed illegally in western Colorado in early November; and now a $1,250 reward is being offered for information on the crime. Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,000 reward and Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is offering an additional $250 for...

Florida 2018-19 Second Phase of Waterfowl and Coot Season Opens Dec 8
Posted on: 12/06/18

Florida's second phase of waterfowl and coot season opens statewide Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 27. Duck hunters also must get a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp. The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before heading afield because there are different daily limits for some species. For instance...

Illinois 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Available through Jan 11
Posted on: 12/06/18

Hunters may apply from Dec. 4, 2018 through Jan. 11, 2019 for the second lottery for 2019 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season permits. Youth and adult hunters can also apply now for 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting opportunities through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). In addition...

Illinois OTC Permits Available for 2018-19 Archery Deer, Fall Turkey
Posted on: 12/06/18

Illinois Archery Deer and Illinois Archery Fall Turkey seasons are open through Jan. 20, 2019. Permits are available over-the-counter at DNR Direct license and permit vendors. Deer hunters statewide are encouraged to allow samples to be taken for chronic wasting disease (CWD) sampling from adult deer they harvest. In addition...