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Apply for NY 2021 Sponsored Pheasant Hunt Program by Sept 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/16/21

New York (DEC) is accepting applications for sponsored pheasant hunts. Volunteers are key to this program's success. To sponsor a hunt, interested individuals and organizations should contact the local DEC regional office for an application. Program requirements and applications are available for download on DEC's website. All applications must be received by the local regional wildlife office no later than September 1. Successful applicants will be...

Illinois 2021 Controlled Pheasant Hunting Reservation Available Online
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

Illinois 2021 Controlled pheasant hunting opportunities will be available at 18 DNR sites during the 2021-22 hunting season. Dates and permit reservation information are now available online. Sixteen of the sites are operated by the IDNR, while two other sites continue to be operated in a public/private partnership arrangement between the IDNR and T. Miller, Inc. Online permit reservations for the first lottery period on IDNR-operated sites will be accepted Aug. 2 until...

Apply by Aug 11 for North Dakota 2021 Swan Hunting
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

Hunters interested in applying for a 2021 swan license can submit an online application through the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website. North Dakota residents and nonresidents are eligible to apply. The resident swan license is $10, while the nonresident fee is $30. The deadline for applying is Aug. 11. The statewide tundra swan hunting season opens Oct. 2. A total of 2,200 licenses are available. Successful applicants will receive...

Vermont Sets 2021-2022 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department has announced the 2021-2022 migratory game bird hunting season dates and bag limits. A printable copy of the Migratory Bird Syllabus can be downloaded from the Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department’s website. A printed version also will be available from license agents and post offices by late August. A statewide Vermont open hunting season for resident Canada geese will occur...

Iowa 2021 Pheasant Population Survey Begins Aug 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/31/21

The impact that a cold and snowy Iowa winter and driest spring since 1994 had on pheasant nesting success will likely be seen when the Iowa (DNR) conducts its annual roadside pheasant counts between Aug. 1-15. The statewide survey is conducted by Iowa DNR staff who drive 218, 30-mile routes on gravel roads at dawn on mornings with heavy dew. Hen pheasants will move their broods to the edge of the gravel road to...

Apply for Minnesota 2021 Prairie Chicken Hunting Permits by Aug 20
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/30/21

Applications are open through Friday, Aug. 20 for one of 125 permits available for the 2021 Minnesota prairie chicken hunting season. You can apply as an individual, part of a group or a landowner/tenant. The nine-day prairie chicken season begins Saturday, Sept. 25, and is open only to Minnesota residents. A hunter 21 or older must have been a MN resident for at least sixty 60 days. Cost to apply is $4 and can be done online, via phone at 888-665-4236 or...

Minnesota Survey Shows Delcine in Ruffed and Sharp-Tailed Grouse
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/30/21

Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring population counts are down from last year as expected during the declining phase of the species’ 10-year cycle — a predictable pattern recorded for 72 years. Minnesota’s sharp-tailed grouse population has declined significantly in the east-central portion of the state, according to spring population counts conducted by the Minnesota DNR. In addition...

Arkansas New 2021 Private Land Dove Permit Period Opens Aug 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

An additional region of the state, the southwest quadrant, will be served this dove season by the addition of a private field in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission’s private-land permit dove hunting program. The AGFC will accept applications for the hunts Aug. 1-15 for the five private fields throughout the state, with the drawing for permits held Aug. 18. The following locations and dates are available for the 2021 hunt drawing...

Idaho 2021 Sage Grouse and Sandhill Crane Tags on Sale Aug 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

Idaho hunters wanting to hunt sage grouse or sandhill cranes can buy tags starting at 10 a.m. MDT on Aug. 1, and both will be available in limited numbers on a first-come, first served basis. Hunters can buy tags at Fish and Game offices during normal business hours, at license vendors, with a credit card through the online vendor, by calling (800) 554-8685, or with the new Idaho Fish and Game app. NOTE: Because Aug. 1 falls on a Sunday, Fish and Game offices will be closed on that day. In addition...