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Tenderize Wild Game Steaks with This Handy Kitchen Tool

by TBC Press on 11/16/18

Tenderize Wild Game Steaks with This Handy Kitchen Tool  Apart from loins and tenderloins, a common complaint when it comes to cuts of wild game meat (and steaks in particular) is that they can be chewy and tough. Last week the Outdoor Life recipe for Belgian Carbonnade made use of a tough elk round steak that was mildly freezer burned. How were they able to make it not just edible, but tender and delicious? Part of it was braising, but more importantly... READ MORE

Washington Steelhead Fishing to Remain Open in the Snake River

by TBC Press on 11/16/18

Steelhead fishing on the Snake River and tributaries will remain open in Washington despite a statewide steelhead fishery closure next month in neighboring Idaho, fishery managers with the WDFW said. The Snake River serves as a shared boundary water between Idaho and Washington from Clarkston upstream to the Oregon border. This stretch of the Snake River will still be open to fishing for steelhead after Idaho closes Dec. 7. All anglers... READ MORE

West Virginia Buck Firearms Season Opens Nov 19 - Season Fact Sheet

by TBC Press on 11/16/18

West Virginia’s traditional buck firearms season begins Monday, Nov. 19, the earliest possible opening date. This season opens the Monday before Thanksgiving every year, and gives hunters an opportunity to hunt during part of the rut, when bucks are active. Hunters may harvest two deer on the same day, but only one of those can be an antlered buck. The first deer does not have to be legally checked before harvesting the second deer in the same day. However... READ MORE

Wisconsin Man Bags 19-Point Buck

by TBC Press on 11/16/18

Wisconsin Man Bags 19-Point Buck   A Wisconsin man says his conquest is finally done after he bagged a 19-point buck over the weekend. Joshua Gawrysiak, of Eau Claire hunted the buck for five years before finally shooting it with a Matthews Compound Bow in Chippewa Falls on Saturday morning. The 32-year-old shot the buck after it followed a doe near the deer stand where Gawrysiak was waiting, which was roughly 20 yards away. The buck ran off after... READ MORE

Best WMAs in Arkansas for Duck Hunting - Season Opens Nov 17

by TBC Press on 11/14/18

Best WMAs in Arkansas for Duck Hunting  Arkansas 2018-19 Duck hunting season opens Nov 17 and runs through Nov 25 . The name Bayou Meto has long been synonymous with world-class waterfowling. Mention this southeast Arkansas wildlife management area to a duck hunter, and he’ll respond like Pavlov’s dog to a dinner bell - drooling at the mouth, with a hungry look in his eyes. In reality, several Arkansas WMAs serve up waterfowling opportunities equal to - sometimes better than - the duck hunting available in Bayou Meto... READ MORE

Illinois 2018 Firearm Deer Season Opens Nov 16

by TBC Press on 11/14/18

Deer hunters are reminded to focus on safety as the 2018 Illinois Firearm Deer Season opens this week.  The seven-day firearm season begins this Friday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Nov. 18. A second round of firearm deer hunting will be held from Nov. 29-Dec. 2. Legal hunting hours for the firearm deer season are one-half hour before sunrise to one-half hour after sunset. Hunters who take a deer during the firearm season in most Illinois counties must... READ MORE

Maryland 2018 Deer Firearms Season Opens Nov 24 - Sunday Hunting Available

by TBC Press on 11/14/18

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces that the two-week firearm hunting season for sika and white-tailed deer opens Nov. 24 and runs through Dec. 8.  More than one-third of the harvest occurs during this two-week season, which helps manage the state’s deer population. Sunday deer hunting is available in all but three counties and remains... READ MORE

Oklahoma 2018 Deer Gun Hunting Season Opens Nov 17 - Deer Rut Report

by TBC Press on 11/14/18

Oklahoma 2018 Deer Gun Hunting Season Opens Nov 17  The Oklahoma 2018 deer gun hunting season will open a half-hour before official sunrise this Saturday, Nov. 17. Based on field reports from each region of the state, the bucks will be cruising for the last few does that have not been bred during the peak of rut this week. Dallas Barber, big game biologist for the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, said deer gun hunters have reason to anticipate a good season this year. He said... READ MORE

Texas Hunters Reminded of New Mule Deer Antler Restrictions

by TBC Press on 11/14/18

Texas hunters taking to the field for this weekend’s mule deer season opener in six southeast Panhandle counties are encouraged to take a closer look before pulling the trigger as new antler restriction regulations take effect. Mule deer season in the antler restriction counties occurs runs Nov. 17 – Dec. 2. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department is implementing new experimental regulations that prohibits harvest of any mule deer buck with... READ MORE

Hunter Success High in Early Portion of Wisconsin 1st Managed Elk Hunt

by TBC Press on 11/14/18

 Hunter Success High in Early Portion of Wisconsin 1st Managed Elk Hunt Following more than 22 years of elk management and reintroduction efforts, 2018 marked Wisconsin's first managed elk hunt in state history. Not only are a few lucky hunters enjoying this unique experience, but they are finding success, too. As expected, hunter success has been high, and they are getting some big, mature bulls, said Kevin Wallenfang, deer and elk ecologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. It was unfortunate that... READ MORE

Maryland Canada Goose Season Opens Nov 17

by TBC Press on 11/13/18

  Maryland Canada Goose Season Opens Nov 17Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season begins Nov. 17, and is split into two segments: Nov. 17 through Nov. 23, 2018, and again from Dec. 14, 2018 through Feb. 2, 2019. The daily bag limit is two geese a day in the Canada Goose Hunting Zone. The possession limit for all migratory game birds is three times the daily bag limit. In addition... READ MORE

Montana Confirms CWD in Deer Harvested in Liberty & Carbon Counties

by TBC Press on 11/13/18

Montana confirms that second tests on tissue samples from a white-tailed buck harvested in southern Liberty County and a mule deer doe harvested within the CWD-positive area in Carbon County came back positive for chronic wasting disease. The whitetail in Liberty County was harvested in hunting district 400, but outside both the current CWD-positive area and the 2018 priority surveillance area, which includes... READ MORE

South Dakota Annual Bison Auction at Custer State Park Nov 21

by TBC Press on 11/13/18

South Dakota Annual Bison Auction at Custer State Park Nov 21  The 53rd Annual Custer State Park Bison Auction is on Nov. 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Custer State Park Visitor Center with an estimated 330 bison available in the sale. This year’s offerings include 10 mature bred cows, 14 open mature cows, five two-year-old bred heifers, 15 yearling heifers, 35 heifer calves, 66 bull calves, 42 yearling bulls, five two-year-old grade bulls, nine two-year-old breeding bulls. The auction will also be online. The auction will begin at... READ MORE

Have a Safe and Happy Veterans Day

by TBC Press on 11/10/18

Have a Safe and Happy Veterans Day   "As we express our gratitude to the brave men and women who serve our country, we must never forget th at the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them" (By: John Fitzgerald Kennedy). Backcountry Press hopes everyone has a great holiday. 

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Arizona 2018-19 Waterfowl Hunting is Underway through Jan 2019

by TBC Press on 11/10/18

The Arizona 2018-19 general waterfowl season in the Mountain Zone (Game Management Units 1-5, 7, 9, 11M, 12A, and those portions of Units 6 and 8 within Coconino County) began Oct 5 and runs through Jan 13, 2019. The general waterfowl season in the Desert Zone (Game Management Units 10 and 12B through 46B, and those portions of Units 6 and 8 within Yavapai County) began Oct 19 and runs through Jan. 27, 2019. The following (excluding scaup) are legal wildlife in both Mountain and Desert zones... READ MORE