TBC Press Daily Hunting and Fishing News Blog
The Backcountry Press
The country's premier daily hunting, fishing & outdoor news in the USA, Canada and more.  Read whats happening in your neck of the woods & beyond. 

The Backcountry Outdoor News reports the latest hunting and, fishing news along with fishing derbies and tournaments

Whether an event is for freshwater, saltwater, open water or ice fishing, they are listed in our directory.  
©  2010 Backcountry Press Outdoor News - All Rights Reserved                                                                                                                                             Website Design by: 

Connect With Us

Welcome to Our Outdoor News Blog 
Hunting, fishing and outdoor news from around the globe.

Read Whats Trending Now

TBC Press Daily Hunting and Fishing News Blog

Alabama Announces Closure of Red Snapper Season for Private Anglers

by TBC Press on 06/29/20

After completing a review of the first 20 days of the proposed 2020 private angler red snapper season, the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) anticipates the quota for the private angler red snapper season will be met on Friday, July 3, 2020. Therefore, Alabama waters will close to private angler and state-licensed charter red snapper fishing effective at 11:59 p.m. on Friday, July 3, 2020. In addition... READ MORE

California 2020 Chinook Salmon Recreational Season to Open July 1st

by TBC Press on 06/29/20

The California 2020 spring Chinook salmon fishery on the lower Klamath River (downstream of the Highway 96 bridge at Weitchpec) and Trinity River (upstream of the confluence of the South Fork Trinity River) will open July 1 and run through Aug. 14 on the Klamath River and through Aug. 31 on the Trinity River. The daily bag limit has been set to one Chinook salmon (no size restrictions), and the possession limit set at two Chinook salmon. The fall Chinook salmon fishery in the Klamath River will open... READ MORE

Hawaii Sets 2020 Feral Goat, Sheep & Pig Hunting Seasons on Big Island

by TBC Press on 06/29/20

Hawaii 2020 ungulate control for feral goat, sheep, and pigs is opening for the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve on Hawai’i Island. The DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) also announces the opening of the hunting season for youth and disabled hunters and in the makai sections of the reserve. Hunting days for all seasons and ungulate control programs are on weekends and State holidays. Dates for each season are... READ MORE

Idaho Angler Lands New Catch-and-Release Record Cutthroat Trout

by TBC Press on 06/29/20

Idaho Angler Lands New Catch-and-Release Record Cutthroat Trout   Congratulations to Tom Weadick of Coeur d'Alene on a landing a new catch-and-release state record Westslope cutthroat trout. Weadick caught the 21-inch cutthroat while flyfishing the North Fork Coeur d'Alene River on June 19. Hoping to catch a large trout, Tom came prepared with a tape measure and camera and captured the moment to document the catch. The previous record of 19.5 inches held by Dwaine Hasenoehrl has stood since... READ MORE

Idaho 2020 Nonresident Regular Deer Tags Sold Out - Whitetail Tags Still Available

by TBC Press on 06/29/20

Idaho 2020 regular nonresident deer tags sold out on June 26, and while some whitetail-only tags remain, nonresident hunters who plan to buy one should do so soon because they are likely to sell out quickly. Fish and Game projections based on current sales rates show that the remaining white-tailed deer tags could sell out by August 1. Actual sell-out date could be sooner if... READ MORE

ODFW Seeks Input on Big Game Regulation Changes for 2021 Hunting Seasons

by TBC Press on 06/29/20

ODFW is in the third year of a review of its big game regulations meant to improve regulations and align them with current biological objectives for wildlife and preferences among hunters. The department is looking for feedback on the latest concepts for changes, which would take effect in the 2021 hunting seasons. Those concepts are to change general season deer and elk archery seasons in Eastern Oregon to controlled seasons, move general Cascade elk season to... READ MORE

Oregon 2020 Leftover Big Game Elk Tags on Sale July 1st

by TBC Press on 06/29/20

Oregon 2020 leftover big game ELK tags will go on sale July 1 at 10 a.m. Tags will only be available for purchase via the online licensing system.  New this year, leftover tags are no longer available as an additional tag. That means hunters who drew a controlled elk tag this year, or have already purchased a general season elk tag, cannot purchase a leftover tag. See a list of leftover tags available... READ MORE

Apply for Wisconsin 2020 Black Bear Hunting Starting July 1st

by TBC Press on 06/29/20

The Wisconsin application period for the 2021 bear hunting season will open July 1 after the successful completion of legislative review. The application deadline remains Dec. 10, 2020. Applicants are reminded to be aware of the new bear management zone boundaries as their usual hunting grounds may change to a new unit beginning in 2021. State wildlife officials do not know precisely how these changes will specifically affect harvest permit wait times, but they expect there will... READ MORE

Canada 2020-21 Waterfowl Permits on Sale Aug 1st

by TBC Press on 06/26/20

Canada 2020-21 Waterfowl Permits are sold each year beginning August 1 and are valid until June 30 of the subsequent year.  Beginning August 1, 2020, you can purchase your permit, valid from August 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. To hunt migratory game birds in Canada, you must have a valid federal migratory game bird hunting permit with a Canadian wildlife habitat conservation stamp or the electronic image of it affixed. A single permit is valid anywhere in Canada.  It is not transferable and... READ MORE

Newfoundland Approves 2020-21 Hunting Regulation Changes

by TBC Press on 06/26/20

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Newfoundland Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, announced details of the 2020-21 hunting and trapping season and the posting of the 2020-21 online Hunting and Trapping Guide. Topics covered as part of the consultation include aligning of Island Moose Management Area (MMA) season starting dates; permitting hunting with crossbows; and permitting the use of another small calibre (.17 HMR) rifle ammunition. For the 2020-21 season there is a decrease of... READ MORE

North Dakota 2020 Deer Lottery Held, Licenses Remain

by TBC Press on 06/26/20

North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website. More than 6,200 deer gun licenses remain. Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the lottery can apply for remaining licenses. Unsuccessful applicants can apply online for remaining licenses beginning July 1. The deadline for applying is July 22. A list of Remaining Deer Gun Licenses for... READ MORE

Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started with Hunting Waterfowl

by TBC Press on 06/26/20

Waterfowl is one of the smallest, most niche communities you can find in hunting. In many places, you will have to share wetlands with your fellow hunters and compete for birds. Some of the best days of my life have been spent waist-deep in a marsh holding a shotgun and blowing a duck call. Those days are waiting for you as well—if you stick with it. This sport, like so many others, rewards patience and hard work. The more you go, the more you learn. So, let’s get started... READ MORE

Registration Open for Arkansas 2020 Urban Archery-Only Deer Hunts in Helena

by TBC Press on 06/25/20

This fall, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, City of Helena-West Helena and Arkansas Bowhunters Association have partnered together to hold special archery-only hunts within Helena-West Helena city limits to remove excess deer and prevent nuisance issues the animals can cause. As a stipulation of urban hunts, participants donate their first deer to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry. There are a few extra rules for hunters to follow during urban bowhunts... READ MORE

Apply for LDWF 2020 Waterfowl Group Hunts at White Lake WCA by July 15

by TBC Press on 06/25/20

The Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications until July 15 for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA).  The cost of the 2020-21 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and will include two nights at the White Lake WCA lodge and two morning waterfowl hunts. All lottery applications are now only available online. Applicants may select up to three choices of hunt dates. When selecting hunt date choices, it is understood that... READ MORE

Apply for LDWF 2020 White Lake WCA Teal Lottery Hunts by July 31

by TBC Press on 06/25/20

The Louisiana (LDWF) will conduct nine lottery teal hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. The deadline to apply is July 31. Available dates include Sept. 12, Sept. 13, Sept. 15, Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 20, Sept. 23, Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. All lottery applications are now only available online. There is a $5 application fee and a $2 transaction fee. Only one White Lake WCA Teal Lottery application may be submitted per customer. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. In addition... READ MORE

2019 North America Sportshows
As our country opens up again, states are doing their best to reopen parks, fishing, hunting and other outdoor actitivies to the public, HOWEVER it is YOU that must follow the guidelines set by nps.gov. These guidelines include; social distancing, the Leave No Trace principles, including pack-in and pack-out, to keep outdoor spaces safe and healthy. These guidelines are also good to practice even after the threat of COVID-19 is gone.