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Our country is still battling COVID-19. States are doing their best to keep parks, fishing, hunting and other outdoor actitivies open to the public, HOWEVER it is YOU that must follow the guidelines set by nps.gov. 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.

LDWF Accepting Applications for 2021 WMA Lottery Turkey Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/08/21

Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications for WMA lottery turkey hunts and the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) fishing lottery. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8. All lottery applications are now only available on the LDWF website at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/. Those wanting to apply should click on the Lottery Applications tab, update or create their customer record similar to purchasing a license and then...

Reminder: Oregon Hunters Report Hunts by Jan 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/08/21

Oregon big game and turkey hunters should report their tags online or at a license sale agent to avoid long phone queues. The deadline to report most tags and avoid any penalties is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 31. Hunters need to report on every deer, elk, bear, cougar, turkey and pronghorn tag purchased or issued as part of a Sports Pac license, even if they didn’t harvest an animal or go hunting. E-taggers who validated their tag through...

FWC 2021 Quail Enhancement Area Hunt Dates and Other Opportunities
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/06/21

Hunting opportunities at the FWC’s quail enhancement areas (QEAs) are available on the dates listed below. QEAs are located in specified wildlife management areas (WMAs) and feature land management activities that benefit bobwhites. Before you head afield, please review the wildlife management area regulations brochure for the area you wish to hunt. Learn more about quail hunting and management. Quota Hunt QEA (requires permit) is...

ODFW Now Managing Wolves Statewide After Delisting
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/06/21

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally removed most gray wolves in the lower 48 from the Endangered Species List, which turns management over to state fish and wildlife agencies including ODFW. Wolves in Oregon remain protected under the state’s Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. How will wolf management change in Oregon? Hunting and trapping of wolves remains prohibited statewide. Under the state’s Plan...

Apply for Tennessee 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Permits by Jan 13
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/06/21

The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2021 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is open through Jan. 13. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheet. Hunters have up to 13 choices but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not...

Apply for West Virginia Wild Boar Hunting Permits by Jan 14
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/06/21

Resident hunters in West Virginia residentcan submit an application for one of the 200 permits on designated private lands owned by Natural Resource Partners during the upcoming firearms season for wild boar. The application period will open Jan. 5 and last 10 days, ending Jan. 14. Only 200 permits will be issued . Hunters who apply will be required to pay...

Colorado Asks Everyone to Respect Winter Closures at State Wildlife Areas in Montrose Region
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/04/21

Winter is tough on wild critters, that’s why Colorado Parks and Wildlife maintains State Wildlife Areas to protect critical habitat that provides refuge areas for big game. To protect wildlife, CPW implements seasonal closures and all public access to these areas is prohibited during the closure period. The Cimarron SWA, located east of Montrose, is closed from Jan. 1 through June 30. The Billy Creek SWA, located south of Montrose, is closed from...

MDWFP Confirms CWD in Tippah and Alcorn Counties
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/04/21

The Mississippi (MDWFP) recently received Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive test results for two hunter-harvested bucks from Tippah and Alcorn counties. These are the first CWD-positive detections for these counties. The samples are considered suspect positive through initial testing and will be sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa for final confirmation. CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected across...

Wyoming Shed Antler and Horn Hunting Closed in Western & Southern Areas
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/04/21

A Wyoming GFC regulation prohibits anyone from collecting shed antlers or horns on public land, such as U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands, state lands and Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owned or administered lands west of the Continental Divide, excluding the Great Divide Basin, and some land west of Laramie, from Jan. 1 through 6 a.m. on May 1 of each year. A map of the closure area is available online and the boundaries are...

Minnesota Seeks Input on Increasing Access to WMA's for People with Disabilities
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/31/20

Anyone interested in improving access to wildlife management areas (WMAs) for people with disabilities can share their ideas online with the Minnesota DNR. We want to hear how we can improve recreational opportunities and reduce barriers on WMAs. Public lands are for all Minnesotans, including those with disabilities. People can share their input now through Friday, Jan. 22, at...