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Arkansas Accepting Applications for 2022 Elk Permits

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. Hunters interested in pursuing Arkansas's largest big-game animal can apply beginning May 1 online and select the Special Hunt Applications button to begin the process. Eighteen public land elk tags (12 antlerless and six either-sex tags) will be available through the online permit system for Arkansas’s 2022 elk hunting season. The drawing... READ MORE

Florida 2022 Lionfish Festival May 14-15 in Destin

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the eighth annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 14 and 15 at HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the FWC and Destin–Fort Walton Beach. Activities will include fillet demonstrations; family-friendly games and activities; art, diving and conservation booths; and the world’s largest... READ MORE

New FWC Dolphinfish Recreational Regulations in effect in Atlantic State Waters

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

Effective May 1, the following regulations will go into effect for Florida recreational harvest of dolphinfish in Atlantic state waters: Five fish per person daily recreational bag limit. - 30 fish per vessel private recreational daily vessel limit. These new regulations are a proactive conservation measure intended to help address stakeholder concerns regarding declines in the dolphinfish fishery, which are... READ MORE

KDWPT Changes Walleye Harvest Regulations at Marion Reservoir for Study

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

Kansas walleye harvest regulations have changed at Marion Reservoir – north of U.S. 56 between Marion and Hillsboro – as part of a four-year pilot study to improve public walleye fishing opportunities. Effective January 1, 2022, Marion Reservoir walleye is managed with the following harvest regulations: 18-inch minimum length limit - 3 per day creel limit, with no more than... READ MORE

Iowa 2022 Walleye Season Opens May 7 on the Great Lakes

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

Iowa's 146th walleye fishing season officially opens May 7 at Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji lakes. Walleye populations on the Iowa Great Lakes are in great shape, said Mike Hawkins, fisheries biologist for the Iowa DNR. Walleye season opens the first Saturday in May and runs through February 14 each year on Spirit Lake, East Okoboji Lake and West Okoboji Lake. The protected slot limit on walleyes changed this year to... READ MORE

MAINE UPDATES FOR THE 2022 ATV SEASON

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

ATV season is just around the corner! Maine’s ATV trails do not open until May 15 at the earliest, with many clubs not opening trails until early June. Always check with the local ATV club to learn when trails will be open. Two major changes for the 2022 season include an increase in registration fees to help improve and better maintain ATV trails, and an ATV size restriction to prevent future trail damage. As Maine’s ATV trails continue to get busier... READ MORE

Minnesota 2022 Upper Red Lake Walleye Regulations when Season Opens May 14

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

Anglers fishing during the 2022 open-water season that starts May 14 on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a four-walleye possession limit, with only one walleye longer than 20 inches allowed, according to the Minnesota DNR. Although angler activity was once again high last winter, harvest was modest at 134,000 pounds of walleye. Early winter fishing was very good, but heavy snow reduced anglers’ mobility and harvest in the later months. Fall netting is used to assess... READ MORE

MDC Accepting Applications for 2022 Elk-Bear-Hunting Permits

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missouri hunters to apply for elk-hunting and bear-hunting permits in May. MDC will offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall with at least one permit allocated for qualifying area landowners and the remaining permits for the general public. MDC will also offer 400 permits for the taking of a maximum of 40 black bears during... READ MORE

ODFW Emergency Reductions to Deer Tags for some Heppner, Interstate, Starkey Hunts

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

May 15 is the deadline to apply for 2022 fall controlled hunts.
Tag numbers for four controlled deer hunts are being reduced for the 2022 hunting season from what appears in the Oregon Big Game Regulations. The hunts impacted are: Heppner Unit #1 (hunt #148) –2,610 tags will be available (down from 2,860) - Starkey Experimental Forest(#152B) – Zero tags available in 2022 (down from 5) - Interstate Unit (#175) –850 tags available (down from 1,308) and Interstate Unit Bow (#175R) – 270 tags available (down from 413). Heppner deer tags are... READ MORE

SCDNR Accepting Applications for the 2022 Public Alligator Lottery

by TBC Press on 05/04/22

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is accepting applications for the public alligator lottery through June 15th at 5:00 pm. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. This year’s public alligator season will begin at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sept. 10th and run until 12 p.m. (noon) on Oct. 8th. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on June 15th. Tag fees, if selected, are... READ MORE

Arizona Proposed Fall, Spring Hunt Recommendations for 2022-2023

by TBC Press on 04/15/22

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s proposed recommendations for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, bison, bear, mountain lion, population management, and limited-entry permit-tag hunts for fall 2022 and spring 2023 are available for review online. The hunt structures and recommendations were formulated based on the hunt guidelines approved April 1 by the Arizona Game and Fish Commission. All questions or comments about a particular game management unit or hunt can be... READ MORE

California 2022 Pacific Halibut Fishery Opens May 1

by TBC Press on 04/15/22

The California CDFW announced that the 2022 recreational Pacific halibut fishery will open Sunday, May 1 and remain open until November 15, or until the quota is reached, whichever is earlier. The 2022 Pacific halibut quota for the California sport fishery is 38,740 pounds – approximately the same as the 2021 quota. The season dates are expected to meet the goal of providing as much fishing opportunity as possible throughout the season and ensuring the quota is attained. The open dates are not guaranteed, and the season could be closed early if... READ MORE

CDFW Restricts Use Of Crab Traps For Recreational Crab Fishery

by TBC Press on 04/15/22

California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) Director Charlton H. Bonham has assessed entanglement risk under the Risk Assessment Mitigation Program (RAMP) and in accordance with regulations adopted by the California Fish and Game Commission for the recreational crab fishery. Due to increased risk of whale entanglement, Director Bonham is restricting the use of crab traps for the remainder of the recreational Dungeness crab fishing season. The season ends on... READ MORE

West Virginia Angler Breaks Blue Catfish Weight Record

by TBC Press on 04/15/22

West Virginia Angler Breaks Blue Catfish Weight Record West Virginia’s navigable rivers continue to produce hefty catfish, including one that recently broke the state record for weight. On April 8, Cody Carver of Dry Branch, WV, caught and released a blue catfish that broke the state record for weight while fishing from a boat in the Marmet Pool of the Kanawha River. He was using cut shad for bait. Carver’s record fish was 45.51 inches long and weighed 61.28 pounds. The fish eclipsed the previous WV weight record of... READ MORE

West Virginia 2022 General Spring Gobbler Season Opens April 18

by TBC Press on 04/15/22

Youth Season is April 16-17
West Virginia’s spring gobbler season opens on April 18 and continues for five weeks to May 22, according to the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR). Hunters can harvest one bearded bird per day with a season bag limit of two. This year’s youth season will be the weekend of April 16-17. Youth under the age of 18 can harvest one bearded bird, which counts toward their season bag limit of two, during the two days of hunting. All hunters 15 and older are required to have... READ MORE

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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 2022 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 spring and/or fall...

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