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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 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.

Ohio 2021 General Spring Turkey Season Opens April 24 in the South Zone -- Youth April 17-18
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/12/21

This spring, Ohio offers multiple opportunities for wild turkey hunters to enjoy a close encounter with this popular game bird, according to the Ohio ODNR. Ohio’s 2021 youth wild turkey hunting season is Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18. Following the youth season, Ohio is divided into two zones for the remainder of spring hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Saturday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Saturday, May 1. In addition...

Ohio Approves 2021-22 Hunting Regulations
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/12/21

The Ohio Wildlife Council approved all 2021-22 hunting regulations during its meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, according to the Ohio ODNR. Hunting season dates and limits are proposed by Division of Wildlife biologists. Regulations for the 2021-22 white-tailed deer hunting seasons were included in Wednesday’s vote. As in years past, a hunter may take no more than one antlered deer regardless of where or how it is taken, and a hunter cannot exceed...

New 2021 Five-Week Turkey Season Opens in West Virginia April 19
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/12/21

Beginning this year, West Virginia’s statewide spring gobbler season will run for five weeks instead of four, officials said. The 2021 season opens Monday, April 19. The season still opens the third Monday in April but now ends May 23, eight days later than last year. Hunters can harvest one bearded bird per day with a season bag limit of two. The two-day youth spring gobbler season will be held April 17-18, the Saturday and Sunday before the regular season. In Addition...

Apply for California Big Game Tags Starting April 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/09/21

California 2021 tags for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and premium deer hunts are issued through the big game drawing. Applications for the big game drawing are available each year on April 15 through June 2. Applications for premium deer, elk, antelope, and bighorn sheep tags must be submitted through the Automated License Data System (ALDS) online, at any CDFW License Sales Offices and License Agents or by telephone sales at (800) 565 - 1458. In addition...

New Law Impacts Iowa Boat Operators on Federal Waterways
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/09/21

A new federal law went into effect on April 1, that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link while operating on all federally navigable waterways. In Iowa, that means the four flood control reservoirs: Coralville, Rathbun, Red Rock and Saylorville; and the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The link is usually a coiled bungee cord lanyard clipped onto the operator's person, personal floatation device or...

New Mexico to Conduct Roadblocks Statewide During 2021 Hunting/Fishing Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/09/21

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2021-2022 hunting and fishing season begins April 1. All hunters and anglers are required to purchase a new license before hunting and fishing. Hunters and anglers can expect roadblocks throughout the spring and summer. Guides and outfitters are also reminded that...