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State-by-State 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Forecast
Posted on: 02/07/20

Attention turkey bums: There is great spring hunting opportunities available coast to coast from March through early June. Choose from Florida Osceolas in early March or hard-gobbling Easterns open throughout the Southeast and Midwest. Head to Texas for loud-mouthed Rios or north to the prairies for last-chance Merriam’s. Each state has an Overall Outlook, Potential Spring 2020 Hotspots and Quick Tips to help you start planning your Spring 2020 hunts...

When is the Best Time for Shed Antler Hunting?
Posted on: 01/22/20

When should you start shed hunting? Today we’re going to tackle that very question. But first, why is it an important question to have an answer to in the first place? Why Is It Important To Know When To Start Shed Hunting? Assuming you’d like to find piles of shed antlers this year, the timing of when you shed hunt is important for three reasons:1.The Impact of Human Pressure, 2.Rodent chewing and 3.Human Competition. So How Do I Know When To Start Shed Hunting?...

       *** DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS SOME OUTDOOR EVENTS MAY BE CANCELED OR POSTPONED ***
Hunter education clinics, youth clinics, fishing tournaments or derbies, Outdoor Expos and more are canceled or postponed so PLEASE check with the Department of Fish and Game in your state or the state you wanted to attend.

      *** SOME STATE PARKS ARE OPEN ***  However due to the COVID 19 Virus, visitor centers and some facilities like bathrooms, campgrounds and boat ramps may be closed. Due to overcrowding, and Stay at Home mandates, some States are now closeing parks and fishing until further notice, so PLEASE check with the Department of Fish and Game in your state or the state you wanted to visit.

*** NATIONAL PARKS ***  UPDATE 04/02: Yellowstone, Grand Teton and the Grand Canyon are now closed to all visitors. For the latest updates and information on our National Parks see the National Parks website

FOR THE GOOD OF ALL

States are doing their best to allow parks and fishing to remain open to the public, HOWEVER it is YOU that must follow the guidelines (set by nps.gov) to help control the spread of COVID-19. 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.

ATTN: Hunters - Hunter Education Courses Online

With Hunter Education classes closed in the states amid the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S., hunters can still complete courses online for most states. Any potential hunter that needs to complete the hunter education certification can take online hunter education courses that provide a convenient alternative to the classroom course. Some States also may have their own online courses as well. Hunter-ed.com has worked with IHEA-USA, more than 45 state agencies responsible for...

Apply by April 7 for Colorado 2020 Big Game Hunting Permits
Posted on: 04/03/20

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s on-line hunting license application site is open around-the-clock and hunters are urged not to wait until the last minute to apply for 2020 big-game licenses. Deadline to apply is April 7 at 8 p.m. Please review the big game section of the CPW web site for background information on Colorado’s hunting seasons and how to apply. The web pages include harvest statistics from...

Florida Turkey Hunter Mauled by Panther
Posted on: 04/03/20

Hunt turkeys long enough and you are bound to bring in a predator looking to make a quick meal out of an unsuspecting hen. Usually the predator is a bobcat, fox, or coyote. But a few weeks ago, guide Jason Cook was in Florida and called in a much bigger critter—a panther. Cook was hunting with a friend in mid-March on opposite sides of a leased turkey property. The two men had not heard a gobble in days, but on this morning...

Hawaii Cancels 2020 Lana‘i Axis Deer Hunt Due to COVID-19 Risks
Posted on: 04/03/20

The Hawaii 2020 deer rifle season within the Lana‘i Cooperative Game Management Area, is being cancelled due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. The season was scheduled to run through May 17, 2020. The DOFAW reports efforts are underway to notify hunters who are impacted by this cancellation. A new date for the hunt has not been set, but...

Montana Offering 50 Block MA's in Region 7 for 2020 Spring Turkey April 11
Posted on: 04/03/20

Hunters in Montana FWP Region 7 will have ample opportunities and many choices for where to hunt turkeys this spring, with 50 Block Management Areas allowing public access for turkey hunting. Spring turkey season opens April 11 and runs through May 17. The 50 parcels are scattered across 10 southeastern Montana counties and add up to more than 290,000 acres of access. Prairie County has the most access available, with...

Apply for North Dakota 2020 General Deer/Muzzleloader Lottery in Early May
Posted on: 04/03/20

The North Dakota 2020 general deer and muzzleloader lottery applications will be available online in early May, with a deadline of June 3. Landowners who are interested in a 2020 deer gratis license can start the online-only application process now by visiting the North Dakota GFD website. The deadline for applying is June 3. Since 2018 the GFD has...

South Carolina Re-Opening 13 Lakes to Bank Fishing Only
Posted on: 04/03/20

Thirteen of the small state lakes that are in the SCDNR‘s State Lakes program are reopening to allow bank fishing, however the need to follow the current guidelines which include social distancing apply. The boat ramps and fishing piers associated with these small impoundments will continue to be closed. The 13 small impoundments reopening to allow bank fishing are...

Last Texas Legacy Lunker of 2020 Lured in From O.H. Ivie
Posted on: 04/03/20

O-M-G is right, O.H. Ivie, about an hour east of San Angelo, has produced the fourth and final Texas Toyota ShareLunker “Legacy Class” entry over 13 pounds during the final weekend of the 2020 donation season March 29. Angler James Maupin from Cypress had scheduled a trip to Lake Amistad with his dad, but it had to be cancelled. Instead...