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New Mexico HEALTH ALERT: Rabid Foxes Confirmed in San Miguel County

by TBC Press on 03/08/19

Rabid Foxes Confirmed in San Miguel County, NM  The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (DGF) announced recently that a case of rabies was laboratory confirmed on March 1 in a fox that was seen to be acting abnormally in San Miguel County. It had been previously announced that another rabid fox was identified in that county on January 28. Rabies is a deadly viral disease that can be prevented but not cured. Residents and visitors are reminded to... READ MORE 

Hunter Education and Safety Programs

by TBC Press on 03/08/19

Hunter Education and Safety Programs  ATTENTION ALL HUNTERS...It's that time again and most states have started their mandatory Hunter Education Programs and / or their Safety Education Programs for the 2019 season. Classes are held in several areas and dates throughout your state.Click on the state you want and scroll down to Hunter Education you want and scroll down to Hunter Education. All hunters must attend or have attended these programs in order to hunt this spring and/or fall.

Georgia 2019 Bass Slam is Underway

by TBC Press on 03/08/19

Georgia anglers, now is the time to start working on the 2019 Bass Slam. Catching a Georgia Bass Slam is already quite the accomplishment, but how about topping it off with winning the grand prize. What is a Georgia Bass Slam? Catch (at least) five of the different black bass species found in Georgia and you have a Georgia Bass Slam! This program recognizes anglers with... READ MORE

New Hunters: Apply for Mentored Turkey Hunt in Northwest Ohio by March 15

by TBC Press on 03/08/19

Anyone interested in learning how to hunt wild turkey is invited to apply for a mentored hunt in northwest Ohio during the spring 2019 turkey season according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The application deadline is Friday, March 15 at 4 p.m. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and must meet one the following requirements to participate in the hunt: Have never previously held a turkey tag in Ohio, or... READ MORE 

Oregon Youth: Apply by April 1 for Chance at Guided Spring Turkey Hunt near Medford

by TBC Press on 03/08/19

ODFW’s Access and Habitat Program and the C2 Ranch are offering 12 youth hunters the chance to hunt turkey on the ranch’s 9,500-acre property near Medford this spring. The deadline to apply is April 1 and winners will be drawn on April 2. Each winner will receive a one-day guided hunt. A parent or other adult can accompany the youth hunte. It is free to apply and free to hunt for the hunters who... READ MORE

Texas-Nasp National Archery Championship in Belton March 28 & 29

by TBC Press on 03/08/19

Texas-Nasp National Archery Championship in Belton March 28 & 29  In the 14th year of offering a state tournament opportunity for Texas schools participating in the National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP®), a record 2,597 students from 111 schools will meet in Belton March 28 & 29 at the Bell County Expo Center to contend for awards and the chance to qualify to move-on to the NASP® national Tournament in Louisville, Kentucky in... READ MORE

Connecticut 2019 OTC Deer Lottery Permits Available Starting March 15

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

Unsold Connecticut 2019 Deer Lottery Permits will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting March 15. Unsold lottery permits can be purchased online or at select DEEP offices. PLEASE NOTE that Roraback WMA (Area 61) has been changed to a No-lottery Area and is no longer part of the deer lottery for the 2019 hunting season. This change is not... READ MORE 

Connecticut 2019-2020 Mallard Duck Bag Limit Being Reduced

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

Connecticut 2019-2020 Mallard Duck Bag Limit Being Reduced  The mallard has been one of the most abundant duck species in eastern North America for decades. In the past 20 years, however, eastern mallards have been on the decline. As a result of the long-term decline, the Connecticut 2019-2020 mallard bag limit is being reduced from 4 per day to 2 per day. The 2018-2019 bag limit will remain at 4 mallards per day. In addition.. READ MORE

Nebraska to Host NASP Archery Tournament March 23 in Lincoln

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

Nebraska to Host NASP Archery Tournament March 23 in Lincoln  More than 800 students from 36 schools around Nebraska are expected to compete in the annual National Archery in the Schools Program (NASP) state tournament March 23 in Lincoln. The event takes place at Speedway Sporting Village, 345 Sporting Village Drive. Action begins at 9 a.m. and will continue through the afternoon. NASP is a national target archery program for students in grades... READ MORE 

Apply for New Mexico 2019 Big Game Permits by March 20

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

The application deadline for New Mexico big-game licenses is 5 p.m. March 20. Hunters need to file all mandatory harvest reports from last season’s hunts to be eligible for this year’s draw. See the Hunting Rules and Information booklet for reporting deadlines. Information about rules, seasons, fees and more is available in the 2019-2020 Hunting Rules & Information booklet online. Application assistance also is available at the department Information Center. Extended hours are... READ MORE

North Dakota 2019 OTC Spring Turkey Hunting Permits Available March 18

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

North Dakota 2019 OTC Spring Turkey Hunting Permits Available March 18  The 2019 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and individual results are available on the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website. A total of 915 spring turkey licenses remain in nine units. These remaining licenses are issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 8 a.m. Central Time March 18. Hunters are allowed a maximum of two licenses for the spring season. Licenses remain in units... READ MORE 

Deadline to Remove North Dakota Fish Houses is March 15

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

Anglers have until midnight, March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from North Dakota waters, and from any state wildlife management area or federal refuge land. Anglers are advised to remove their house soon because access on many lakes could be restricted due to snow. The deadline of March 15 will not be extended. Fish houses may be used after March 15 if... READ MORE 

South Dakota Commission Proposes West River Whitetail Special Buck Licenses

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

South Dakota Commission Proposes West River Whitetail Special Buck Licenses  A proposal by the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission would give deer hunters another option for the 2020 deer hunting season and beyond. The proposal would establish a special any whitetail deer license for both residents and nonresidents in the West River deer hunting season. This license would be valid only on private land. The cost of the new license would be $169 for residents and $554 for nonresidents. In additiion... READ MORE

South Dakota GFP Proposes Bighorn Sheep Season; Finalizes Mountain Goat

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission, proposed a slight change to the Unit 3 boundary for the 2019 bighorn sheep hunting season by removing an area south and west of Badlands National Park. The proposed hunting season would run Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019, and have four ram bighorn sheep licenses available. One of the three bighorn sheep licenses continues to be allocated as an auction tag. The GFP Commission proposed no changes to... READ MORE 

Tennessee 2019-20 Migratory Gamebird Hunting Seasons Set

by TBC Press on 03/06/19

Tennessee 2019-20 Migratory Gamebird Hunting Seasons Set  The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission set the state’s 2019-20 migratory gamebird hunting seasons at its February meeting. The commission approved the regulations for next season which includes the season dates and bag limits for ducks, geese, crows, dove, snipe, woodcock, rails, and sandhill cranes. The duck season for the Reelfoot Zone will be Nov. 9-10 and reopen Dec. 5 through Jan. 31, 2020. The statewide season will be... READ MORE

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