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Applications for the New Jersey 2019 SBBP are Now Available - Permits not valid until Sept 1

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

Applications for the New Jersey 2019 SBBP are Now Available  Applications for the New Jersey 2019 SBBP are now available. The 2019 Striped Bass Bonus Program (SBBP) is currently closed and will reopen September 1, 2019. Permits issued for 2018 are not valid in 2019. The 2019 SBBP permits are not valid until September 1, 2019. All 2018 permit holders must reapply to receive a 2019 permit. The number of permits issued will be limited at the Division's discretion based on harvest reports and... READ MORE

Applications for Arkansas 2019 Permit Dove Hunts Available Aug 1st - More Hunting Fields Added

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

Starting Aug. 1, Arkansas hunters can apply for a permit online to hunt on any of the four private fields in the program. The cost to apply per hunter is $5. The draw for all locations will be held Aug. 16 and applicants will be notified by email if they draw or not. Hunters chosen will receive directions to their field well in advance of opening day of dove season. The first weekend will cover... READ MORE

Hunter Education and Safety Programs

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

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.  All hunters must attend or have attended these programs in order to hunt this fall... READ MORE

Hunters: Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course & Why You Should

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

Hunters: Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course & Why You Should  With more and more news on death and/or serious injuries regarding treestand accidents. Backcountry Press wants to stress the importance of treestand safety. Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course from HUNTERcourse.com. It is The ONLY TMA approved online treestand safety course. The FREE Course Covers... READ MORE

Register for Kansas 2019 Fall BOW Workshop by Sept 1st

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

Register for Kansas 2019 Fall BOW Workshop by Sept 1st  Come September 13-15, experienced volunteer Kansas instructors from across the state will join forces at the Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City to teach more than 40 outdoor skills courses to women. Registration deadline for the fall workshop is September 1, 2019. Lodging, instruction, class supplies, use of equipment, and seven meals are included in the $250 workshop fee. Participants should pack clothing suitable for outdoor use – including... READ MORE 

Apply for New Mexico 2019 Special Pheasant, Sandhill Crane Hunts by Aug 21

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting applications for 2019 special sandhill crane and pheasant permits. Applications can be made online at the department’s website. The application deadline for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21.  No more than four persons may apply per application and... READ MORE

Oregon Proposed Regulation Change for Recreational Crab Gear

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

Oregon Proposed Regulation Change for Recreational Crab Gear  Oregon recreational crabbers can learn about a proposed regulation change for recreational crabbing gear and provide their input at an upcoming public meeting hosted by ODFW on July 24 from 7 -8 p.m. in the Hennings Auditorium, Hatfield Marine Science Center, 2030 SE Marine Science Dr, Newport. The proposed regulation would require recreational crabbers to... READ MORE 

Applications Available for TPWD 2019 Drawn Hunt Permits in 51 Hunt Categories - First Application Deadlines are Aug 1st

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s 2019 drawn hunt permits program applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than 9,000 permits in 51 hunt categories. The permits are for drawn hunts on both public and private lands throughout Texas. Among the offerings available through the online system are hunts for white-tailed and mule deer, pronghorn, turkey, alligator, exotic gemsbok, and scimitar-horned oryx. The first application deadlines are in August. Aug. 1 is the deadline for... READ MORE 

Apply for West Virginia 2019 Controlled Deer Hunts at 6 State Parks by Aug 25

by TBC Press on 07/19/19

Apply for West Virginia 2019 Controlled Deer Hunts at 6 State Parks by Aug 25  Applications are being accepted through Aug. 25, 2019, for controlled deer hunts at six West Virginia state parks. The six areas are Beech Fork (Cabell County), Cacapon Resort (Morgan County), Canaan Valley Resort (Tucker County), North Bend (Ritchie County), Pipestem Resort (Summers County) and Twin Falls Resort (Wyoming County) state parks. The drawings will be held Aug. 26 with... READ MORE

Apply for Louisiana 2019 Lottery Deer Hunts by Aug 31

by TBC Press on 07/17/19

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery deer hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2019-2020 hunting season. Lottery hunts for deer will be held for persons with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs;  Lottery hunts for deer will be held for persons with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs. In addition... READ MORE

Apply for Louisiana 2019 Lottery Waterfowl Hunts by Sept 28

by TBC Press on 07/17/19

Apply for Louisiana 2019 Lottery Waterfowl Hunts by Sept 28  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery waterfowl hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2019-2020 hunting season. Lottery hunts for waterfowl will be held for persons with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs;  A general waterfowl lottery hunt will be held on Sherburne WMA. Lottery hunts for waterfowl will be held for youth, those hunters between the ages of... READ MORE 

Apply for Maryland 2019 Fall Black Bear Hunting by Aug 31

by TBC Press on 07/17/19

Apply for Maryland 2019 Fall Black Bear Hunting by Aug 31  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2019 black bear hunt lottery. All entries must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31 and must be accompanied by a $15 nonrefundable application fee. Only one application per person will be accepted; submitting duplicates can result in disqualification and forfeiture. The drawing will be held Sept. 3 and winners will be notified shortly thereafter. In addition... READ MORE

Oregon Sets Temporary 2019 Wild Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons for Coastal Rivers

by TBC Press on 07/17/19

For the second year in a row, fishing for wild fall Chinook salmon in Oregon will be restricted in coastal rivers, due to poor escapement in 2018 and poor forecasted returns this year.  Most of these temporary regulations will be in effect from Aug. 1-Dec. 31, though a few don’t start until Sept. 16 or Oct. 1. Bag limits vary by basin, and a few rivers and creeks will be closed entirely, due to expected low water conditions (until flows increase later in the fall). In addition... READ MORE

South Dakota GFP Modifies Rifle & Archery Anteloipe Hunting Units

by TBC Press on 07/17/19

South Dakota GFP Modifies Rifle & Archery Anteloipe Hunting Units  The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission modified the firearm and archery antelope units and adjusted firearm licenses for the 2019 and 2020 hunting seasons. The Commission made the following changes for the firearms antelope season... READ MORE

South Dakota GFP Propose Changes to Deer & Elk Carcass Transportation

by TBC Press on 07/17/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed a change to the way hunters would be allowed to transport deer, elk, or moose carcasses from areas that have been identified as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) endemic areas. The Commission made three proposed rule changes to help manage the spread of CWD... READ MORE

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