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Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hunting Waterfowl
Posted 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...

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?...


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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 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.

Hawaii Sets 2020 Feral Goat, Sheep & Pig Hunting Seasons on Big Island
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/29/20

Hawaii 2020 ungulate control for feral goat, sheep, and pigs is opening for the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve on Hawai’i Island. The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) also announces the opening of the hunting season for youth and disabled hunters and in the makai sections of the reserve. Hunting days for all seasons and ungulate control programs are on weekends and State holidays. Dates for each season are...

Idaho 2020 Nonresident Regular Deer Tags Sold Out - Whitetail Tags Still Available
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/29/20

Idaho 2020 regular nonresident deer tags sold out on June 26, and while some whitetail-only tags remain, nonresident hunters who plan to buy one should do so soon because they are likely to sell out quickly. Fish and Game projections based on current sales rates show that the remaining white-tailed deer tags could sell out by August 1. Actual sell-out date could be sooner if...

ODFW Seeks Input on Big Game Regulation Changes for 2021 Hunting Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/29/20

ODFW is in the third year of a review of its big game regulations meant to improve regulations and align them with current biological objectives for wildlife and preferences among hunters. The department is looking for feedback on the latest concepts for changes, which would take effect in the 2021 hunting seasons. Those concepts are to change general season deer and elk archery seasons in Eastern Oregon to controlled seasons, move general Cascade elk season to...

Oregon 2020 Leftover Big Game Elk Tags on Sale July 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/29/20

Oregon 2020 leftover big game ELK tags will go on sale July 1 at 10 a.m. Tags will only be available for purchase via the online licensing system. New this year, leftover tags are no longer available as an additional tag. That means hunters who drew a controlled elk tag this year, or have already purchased a general season elk tag, cannot purchase a leftover tag. See a list of leftover tags available...

Apply for Wisconsin 2020 Black Bear Hunting Starting July 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/29/20

The Wisconsin application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will open July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020. Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone boundaries as their usual hunting grounds may change to a new unit beginning in 2021. State wildlife officials do not know precisely how these changes will specifically affect harvest permit wait times, but they expect there will...

Canada 2020-21 Waterfowl Permits on Sale Aug 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/26/20

Canada 2020-21 Waterfowl Permits are sold each year beginning August 1 and are valid until June 30 of the subsequent year. Beginning August 1, 2020, you can purchase your permit, valid from August 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. To hunt migratory game birds in Canada, you must have a valid federal migratory game bird hunting permit with a Canadian wildlife habitat conservation stamp or the electronic image of it affixed. A single permit is valid anywhere in Canada. It is not transferable and...