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Reminder: Oregon Hunters Report Hunts by Jan 31

by TBC Press on 01/08/21

Oregon big game and turkey hunters should report their tags online or at a license sale agent to avoid long phone queues. The deadline to report most tags and avoid any penalties is 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 31. Hunters need to report on every deer, elk, bear, cougar, turkey and pronghorn tag purchased or issued as part of a Sports Pac license, even if they didn’t harvest an animal or go hunting. E-taggers who validated their tag through the app or online still need to... READ MORE

Florida 2021 Lionfish Festival May 15-16 in Destin

by TBC Press on 01/08/21

The Florida FWC)is excited to announce the 7th annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 15 and 16 at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the FWC and Destin–Fort Walton Beach. Do you harvest lionfish? Register for the Emerald Coast Open lionfish tournament. Interested in having a booth at the event? Apply today.  Activities will include... READ MORE

LDWF Accepting Applications for 2021 WMA Lottery Turkey Hunts

by TBC Press on 01/08/21

Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications for WMA lottery turkey hunts and the White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) fishing lottery. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8. All lottery applications are now only available on the LDWF website at https://la-web.s3licensing.com/.  Those wanting to apply should click on the Lottery Applications tab, update or create their customer record similar to purchasing a license and then submit an application. There is a $5 application fee and... READ MORE

Maryland Angler Catches Record Flathead Catfish

by TBC Press on 01/08/21

Maryland Angler Catches Record Flathead Catfish   A Cecil County resident has officially been recognized by the Maryland DNR as the first-ever state record holder for the invasive flathead catfish. Joshua Dixon caught the 57-pound, 50-inch long flathead catfish (Pylodictis olivaris) on Dec. 27, 2020 fishing near the Lapidum Boat Ramp on the Susquehanna River. The 34-year-old angler was fishing from shore with Zoom plastic swimbait, and said it took nearly 30 minutes to pull in the flathead. Dixon was using medium-weight spinning tackle, which... READ MORE

FWC 2021 Quail Enhancement Area Hunt Dates and Other Opportunities

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 Twin Rivers – Blue Springs Unit: January 9, 16, 23, 30 and February 6 and 13. Non-quota Hunt QEAs are... READ MORE

ODFW Now Managing Wolves Statewide After Delisting

by TBC Press on 01/06/21

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service formally removed most gray wolves in the lower 48 from the Endangered Species List, which turns management over to state fish and wildlife agencies including ODFW. Wolves in Oregon remain protected under the state’s Oregon Wolf Conservation and Management Plan. How will wolf management change in Oregon? Hunting and trapping of wolves remains prohibited statewide. Under the state’s Plan... READ MORE

Apply for Tennessee 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Permits by Jan 13

by TBC Press on 01/06/21

The application period for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency 2021 Spring Turkey Quota Hunts is open through Jan. 13. Applications are available and will be accepted at any TWRA license agent, TWRA regional office, or online. Mailed applications will not be accepted. The areas available for the hunts are listed on the instruction sheet. Hunters have up to 13 choices but will be drawn for only one. Applicants may not use the same hunt code more than once. There is a total of... READ MORE

Apply for West Virginia Wild Boar Hunting Permits by Jan 14

by TBC Press on 01/06/21

Resident hunters in West Virginia can submit an application for one of the 200 permits on designated private lands owned by Natural Resource Partners during the upcoming firearms season for wild boar. The application period will open Jan. 5 and last 10 days, ending Jan. 14. Only 200 permits will be issued . Hunters who apply will be required to pay a non-refundable $10 application fee. The hunt will take place on 8,000 acres of private land in... READ MORE

Texas Toyota ShareLunker Program Launches 35th Season

by TBC Press on 01/04/21

The turning of the calendar to January signals the beginning of the 35th season of the Texas Toyota Sharelunker program. The year-round Toyota Sharelunker program offers four levels of participation for catching bass over 8 pounds or 24 inches in Texas. During the first three months of the season (Jan. 1 through March 31), anglers who reel in a 13+ pound bass can loan it to the TPWD for the ShareLunker selective breeding and stocking program. Anglers who catch and donate one of these 13+ lunkers earn Legacy Class status, receive... READ MORE

Colorado Asks Everyone to Respect Winter Closures at State Wildlife Areas in Montrose Region

by TBC Press on 01/04/21

Winter is tough on wild critters, that’s why Colorado Parks and Wildlife maintains State Wildlife Areas to protect critical habitat that provides refuge areas for big game. To protect wildlife, CPW implements seasonal closures and all public access to these areas is prohibited during the closure period. The Cimarron SWA, located east of Montrose, is closed from Jan. 1 through June 30. The Billy Creek SWA, located south of Montrose, is closed from Jan. 1 through April 30. except along... READ MORE

Idaho Anglers Reminded of Special Fishing Regulations on the Snake River

by TBC Press on 01/04/21

The tailrace fishery on the Snake River downstream of American Falls Dam to Eagle Rock has really grown in popularity over the past decade. This winter has been no exception, with recent angler effort being fairly high. Along with that, Idaho Fish and Game has documented an unusually high rate of non-compliance with the winter fishing regulations. In fact, Conservation Officers have detected several hundred angling-related violations over the past year along this stretch of river... READ MORE

MDWFP Confirms CWD in Tippah and Alcorn Counties

by TBC Press on 01/04/21

The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks (MDWFP) recently received Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive test results for two hunter-harvested bucks from Tippah and Alcorn counties.  These are the first CWD-positive detections for these counties.  The samples are considered suspect positive through initial testing and will be sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa for final confirmation. CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected across... READ MORE

Wyoming Shed Antler and Horn Hunting Closed in Western & Southern Areas

by TBC Press on 01/04/21

A Wyoming GFC regulation prohibits anyone from collecting shed antlers or horns on public land, such as U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands, state lands and Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owned or administered lands west of the Continental Divide, excluding the Great Divide Basin, and some land west of Laramie, from Jan. 1 through 6 a.m. on May 1 of each year. A map of the closure area is available online and the boundaries are detailed within the regulation. The closure is meant to... READ MORE

New California Recreational Groundfish Regulations For 2021

by TBC Press on 12/31/20

The California (CDFW) announces that multiple changes to the recreational groundfish regulations will take effect in the new year. CDFW worked closely with recreational stakeholders to develop the following changes, effective January 1, 2021. See CDFW’s summary of recreational groundfish regulations for Management Area boundary definitions.. READ MORE

Minnesota Seeks Input on Increasing Access to WMA's for People with Disabilities

by TBC Press on 12/31/20

Anyone interested in improving access to wildlife management areas (WMAs) for people with disabilities can share their ideas online with the Minnesota DNR. We want to hear how we can improve recreational opportunities and reduce barriers on WMAs. Public lands are for all Minnesotans, including those with disabilities. People can share their input now through Friday, Jan. 22, at... READ MORE

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