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Arkansas 2019 Predator Control Permit Application Available Online

by TBC Press on 09/19/19

Arkansans wanting to reduce the number of furbearers on their property now have additional opportunities through a free online permit developed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The permit is valid only on private property where the permit holder has permission to remove bobcats, coyotes, gray foxes, opossums, raccoons, red foxes and striped skunks. Holders of this permit may trap these species year-round in accordance with... READ MORE

New Delaware State Record Blue Catfish

by TBC Press on 09/19/19

New Delaware State Record Blue Catfish  DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 43-inch, 47.75-pound blue catfish caught Aug. 31 on the Nanticoke River by Colt Williamson of Harrington. Williamson caught the record catfish while fishing with his father, Rexx Williamson, battling the fish for 25 minutes. The record catch was initially weighed by Taylored Tackle Shop in Seaford and later verified by Johnny Moore, a fisheries biologist with the Division of Fish & Wildlife. This new state record catfish is more than... READ MORE

Florida 2019 Teal & Woodduck Season Opens Sept 21 - Public Land Hunting Opportunity Deadlines

by TBC Press on 09/19/19

Florida 2019 Teal and wood duck only season opens Sept. 21-25 - Possession Limit 3 times the daily bag limit. During Teal and Wood Duck only - 6 (of which only 2 can be wood ducks) Teal Only - 6, General Duck - 6, including no more than 2 mallards (of which only 1 can be female), 4 scoters, 4 eiders, 4 long-tailed ducks, 3 wood ducks, 2 redheads, 2 black ducks, 2 scaup, 2 canvasbacks, 1 pintail, 1 mottled duck (Florida duck) and 1 fulvous whistling-duck. All other species of duck may be taken up to the 6 duck daily limit. If you're interested in quota permits to hunt public lands, check out these opportunities... READ MORE

Florida 2019 Deer Season Opens with New Regulations

by TBC Press on 09/19/19

Florida 2019 Deer Season Opens with New Regulations  Florida 2019 archery and crossbow seasons in Zone A opened Aug. 3 and ran through Sept. 1 and Sept. 6, respectively. In Zone C, archery and crossbow seasons open Sept. 14. Archery and crossbow seasons in Zone B start Oct. 19. And in Zone D, archery and crossbow seasons begin Oct. 26. NEW regulations this year include New annual bag limit for deer and New harvest reporting requirement for deer hunters... READ MORE

Kansas 2019 Upland Bird Hunting Prospects Are Good

by TBC Press on 09/19/19

Surveys are complete, data is in, and the 2019 Kansas Upland Bird Hunting Forecast is ready for viewing. The highly-anticipated annual forecast predicts what pheasant, quail and prairie chicken hunters can likely expect going into the new seasons. Based on this year’s crow counts for pheasants, whistle counts for quail, and lek counts for prairie chickens, overall upland bird hunting prospects are looking good for fall... READ MORE

Michigan DNR Remind Hunters About 'Do Not Eat' Deer Advisory Near Oscoda Marsh

by TBC Press on 09/19/19

Michigan DNR Remind Hunters About 'Do Not Eat' Deer Advisory Near Oscoda Marsh  With archery hunting season beginning Oct. 1, the Michigan DNR and Health and Human Services (MDHHS) are reminding hunters of the ‘Do Not Eat’ advisory for deer taken within 5 miles of Clark’s Marsh in Oscoda Township due to PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonic acid). PFOS is the most common PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) that bioaccumulates in fish and wild game. In 2019, the area covered by the advisory was refined to... READ MORE

Georgia 2019 Deer Archery Season gets Underway

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

Georgia 2019 Deer Archery Season gets Underway  Georgia archery hunters hit the woods Saturday, Sept. 14 for their chance at bringing home some venison, according to the Georgia DNR. Georgia WRD operates more than 100 public wildlife management areas (WMAs). These areas offer hunting dates throughout deer season. Maps, dates and more info can be found online. State law allows hunters to harvest up to 10 antlerless deer, and no more than two antlered deer (with one of the two antlered deer having a minimum of four points, one inch or longer, on one side of the antlers). Certain metro counties of... READ MORE

Indiana 2019 Deer Reduction Zone Season is Underway

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

Indiana 2019 deer reduction zone season got underway Sept 15 and runs through Jan 31, 2020. Deer Reduction Zones, previously called urban zones, give hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban areas and along portions of Indiana highways, in addition to harvests allowed within statewide bag limits elsewhere in Indiana. Bag limit: 10 deer, of which only one can be antlered. Individuals hunting in... READ MORE

Indiana 2019 Youth Deer Season, Sept. 28-29 - Regular Archery Opens in Oct

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

Indiana 2019 Youth Deer Season, Sept. 28-29  Indiana 2019 youth deer hunting season opens Sept 28-29. Youth age 17 or younger on the date of the hunt can participate but must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age. The youth hunter must possess a valid license for hunting deer (youth hunt/trap combo or other) while in the field unless exempt from needing a license. The youth’s adult partner must possess a valid hunting license of any type that is not an apprentice license. All hunters must... READ MORE

Reserve a Spot for Indiana 2019 Put-and-Take Pheasant Hunts

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

Hunters can reserve put/take pheasant hunts at online from 6 a.m. ET Sept. 7 until midnight Nov. 30 on designated DNR properties. You must register online. Hunts are no longer available first-come, first-served at the properties. The cost is $30 per reservation. Participating properties this year include: Atterbury, Glendale, J.E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough, and Winamac Fish & Wildlife Areas. Reservations are... READ MORE

Indiana 2019 Early Teal Hunting Season Open through Sept 29

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

Indiana 2019 Early Teal Hunting Season Open through Sept 29  Indiana 2019 waterfowl hunting season got under way with the early teal season Sept 14- 29.  Daily bag limit; six, Possession limit: 18. Shooting hours: sunrise to sunset, HIP registration required *No teal hunting on Kankakee FWA.  Canada geese (all zones): Opened Sept. 14 – 22.  Regular DUCK season for goldeneyes, ruddy ducks, ring-necked ducks, buffleheads, gadwalls, long-tailed ducks, scoters, teal, wigeon and shovelers opens... READ MORE

Maryland Oyster Season Dates, Limits Set for 2019-2020

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

The Maryland DNR has issued season limits for the 2019-2020 oyster harvesting season. Effective immediately, the 2019-20 season will begin October 1, 2019 with no commercial harvesting on Wednesdays, and temporary closures to wild harvesting in certain areas. Additionally, the recreational harvest will be limited to three days a week (Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only) with... READ MORE

Applications Being Accepted for Maryland 2019 Pheasant Hunts

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

Applications Being Accepted for Maryland 2019 Pheasant Hunts  The Maryland DNR invites all hunters — including junior, apprentice, and lapsed hunters — to apply to participate in this year’s stocked pheasant hunts, which take place November 23-24. Space is limited at each area to assure a quality experience. All interested hunters must have a DNR ID number and valid Maryland hunting license, and must apply to participate using an online application form. The application deadline is Oct. 18. Participants will... READ MORE

Tickets Available for Minnesota 2019 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Banquet

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz invites all Minnesotans to join him on Friday, Oct. 11 for the 9th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Community Banquet in Austin. Tickets to the banquet are $35 each and can be purchased at Discover Austin, or by calling 507-437-4563. The banquet will feature a social hour, dinner, and program which will include... READ MORE

What Hunters Can Expect for Utah 2019-20 Upcoming Waterfowl Hunts

by TBC Press on 09/18/19

What Hunters Can Expect for Utah 2019-20 Upcoming Waterfowl Hunts  With the exception of swans (which require a permit from the hunt drawing), the rest of the waterfowl hunts in Utah are open to anyone with a Utah hunting license. However, you are also required to have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number to hunt any waterfowl in Utah, and a federal duck stamp if you are over the age of 15. NEW THIS YEAR; Lower pintail duck limit: The daily bag limit for pintail ducks has been reduced to one bird per day. Seasons are as follows... READ MORE

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