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Illinois 2021 Spring Wingshooting Clinic April 10-11
Posted by TBC Press on: 02/27/21

The Illinois (IDNR) is sponsoring wingshooting clinic sessions for hunters on Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11 at Jim Edgar Panther Creek (JEPC) State Fish and Wildlife Area. Advanced registration is required. All participants in the clinics will be required to follow public health guidelines issued by the Illinois Department of Public Health, including wearing masks when social distancing cannot be achieved, and...

Wyoming Sage Grouse Reproduction Holds Steady in 2020
Posted by TBC Press on: 02/17/21

Wyoming sage grouse reproduction held steady in 2020 based on preliminary data from the wings of harvested chick and hen sage grouse. The wings are collected from hunters—primarily in central and southwest Wyoming—who voluntarily contribute sage grouse wings by dropping them off at designated collection points during the hunting season. It appears Wyomings sage grouse populations are flattening out at the trough of the cycle. A growing population needs...

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...

Ptarmigan Populations Strong in the Colorado Rockies
However Biologists Have Long-Term Concerns
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/30/20

Conservation biologists at Colorado Parks and Wildlife are charged with keeping a close eye on sensitive wildlife – animals that sometimes are classified as species of greatest conservation need by the agency. One of those species is the Southern White-tailed Ptarmigan. CPW biologists become alerted when a conservation organization asks the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to place an animal on the federal endangered species list. If that animal’s range includes Colorado, a team of CPW biologists put together a plan to...

Georgia Opens Two New Hunting Areas in Laurens County
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

Hunters in Laurens County have two new public hunting locations available this season. Cedar Grove (294 acres) and Scotland Road (199 acres), both located between Dublin and McRae, Georgia, opened to hunters beginning Dec. 19, 2020, according to the Georgia DNR. Scotland Road and Cedar Grove VPAs consist of natural pine and hardwood uplands, planted pines, and small hardwood creek drains. The areas will be open to hunting for...

Hawaii 2020-21 Game Bird Opens at Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative GMA Dec 19
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/18/20

The opening of the 2020-2021 Game Bird Hunting Season at the Kahua/Ponoholo Ranch Cooperative Game Management Area will begin on Saturday, December 19, 2020. This game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 17, 2021, with legal hunting days on Saturdays and Sundays, only. The hunting area will be open from 6:30 am to 5:00 pm. All hunters must be checked out of the area by...

Wisconsin Stocking Pheasants for Additional Holiday Hunting
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/16/20

Hunters looking to spend more time afield this holiday season will find eight properties in central and southern Wisconsin stocked with 1,440 pheasants during the week of Dec. 21. Although operational changes related to COVID-19 reduced the number of pheasants released during this year’s holiday hunt, the WI pheasant program continues to provide ample opportunities for hunters. Pheasant season in Wisconsin runs until Jan. 3, 2021. Properties to be stocked before the holiday season include...

Multiple 2020-21 Winter Opportunities for Texas Bird Hunters
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/09/20

While winter in Texas is often synonymous with spending dawn and dusk in a deer blind, Texas (TPWD) wants to remind hunters of the various upland and migratory bird hunting seasons that are still open throughout the colder months. Hunters can take part in several seasons for a range of species including dove, quail, duck, turkey and Sandhill Cranes. A few of the winter bird hunting season dates are as follows...