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Apply for Maine 2021 Any-Deer Permit Lottery by Aug 17

by TBC Press on 07/14/21

The Maine 2021 Any-deer permit lottery is open for hunters to apply until 11:59 PM on August 17, 2021. It is FREE to apply for the any-deer permit lottery and you can apply online. The drawing will be held on September 10, 2021 and results will be posted on the Department's website. Decide which Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) you would like to apply for by viewing the interactive Wildlife Management District Map or Wildlife Management District PDF map and description. In addition... READ MORE

New CT Inland Fishing Rules Take Effect to Expand Opportunities

by TBC Press on 07/06/21

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) announces new inland fishing regulations effective immediately that are intended to enhance existing and provide new fishing opportunities. The new regulations were initiated by DEEP in 2019 with a Notice of Intent issued November 12, 2020, followed by a public hearing and comment period concluding December 15, 2020.  The following are highlights of some of the new regulations... READ MORE

Oregon 2021 Leftover Hunting Tags on Sale Now

by TBC Press on 07/06/21

Oregon 2021 Leftover tags went on sale July 1. Tags will only be available for purchase via ODFW's online licensing system. See a list of leftover tags available at link below. Purchasing a leftover tag does not effect your preference points. Hunters who want to try and purchase one of the more than 7,000 leftover tags (6,235 for 100 buck deer series, 1,062 for 200 elk series) will need to... READ MORE

TPWD Accepting 2021 Drawn Hunt Permit Applications

by TBC Press on 07/06/21

First App Deadlines are Aug 1st
Hunters looking for a new opportunity or a change of scenery this fall are encouraged to check out the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s (TPWD) 2021 drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at almost 10,000 permits in 61 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, dove and guided packages for... READ MORE

New $10,000 award announced for the Florida Python Challenge

by TBC Press on 07/06/21

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC), South Florida Water Management District and the Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida are pleased to announce a new $10,000 Ultimate Grand Prize exclusive to the 2021 Florida Python Challenge® thanks to sponsor, Virtual Business Services. The award will be presented to the participant who removes the most pythons as part of the competition. Participants who do not win the Ultimate Grand Prize can still win... READ MORE

ODFW Enacts Emergency Fishing Regulations Due to Drought

by TBC Press on 07/06/21

ODFW is implementing emergency regulations that began July 1 in several angling zones as Oregon faces a severe drought this summer, putting the state’s salmon, steelhead, trout and sturgeon at risk. As always, the latest regulations are listed at the top of the Recreation Report – Fishing Report for each zone. Always check your angling zone before you go fishing. These emergency regulations are in effect until Sept. 30, 2021 but may be lifted early or extended depending on conditions. A summary of emergency regulations follows... READ MORE

Apply for South Carolina 2021 Deer Lottery Hunts by Aug 15

by TBC Press on 07/06/21

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is now accepting applications for 2021 deer lottery hunts on public lands through 5 p.m. on August 15. The Multi-site, Unrestricted Multi-site, Webb Gun, and Webb Archery lotteries operate independently and maintain separate preference points. The “unrestricted” multi-site lottery application will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Donnelley, and Bonneau Ferry WMA with no antler restrictions at these sites. The other multi-site lottery application includes... READ MORE

Apply for WV 2021 State Park Lottery Hunts by Aug 30

by TBC Press on 07/06/21

Also Apply for Class N/NN Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits
The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources is now accepting applications to participate in controlled deer hunts at seven state parks. Controlled hunts are scheduled this fall at Beech Fork, Blennerhassett, Canaan Valley, Cacapon, North Bend, Stonewall, and Twin Falls state parks. Hunters have from July 1 to Aug. 30 to apply. Drawing for the hunts will start on Aug. 31 and successful applicants will be notified between Sept. 6-17. Applications for the hunts must be submitted online and... READ MORE

Wyoming Anglers Asked to Report Tagged Trout in North Fork & Buffalo Bill Reservoir

by TBC Press on 07/06/21

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department is asking anglers to report any tagged trout they catch in the North Fork of the Shoshone River and the Buffalo Bill Reservoir west of Cody. Game and Fish personnel recently captured, tagged and released trout in those areas in an effort to better understand the species’ seasonal distribution and to help generate an estimate of angler catch and harvest rate. By reporting tagged fish, the department says... READ MORE

Registration is open for the Florida 2021 Python Challenge

by TBC Press on 06/17/21

Registration is open for the Florida 2021 Python Challenge which will be held July 9-18, 2021. Members of the public can take the online training and then compete to remove invasive Burmese pythons from the wild. FWC has expanded access for python hunters to 134,000 acres of state parks and the Big Cypress National Preserve. Native Florida wildlife get a fighting chance with each python removed from the Everglades, and?every Floridian can sign up to join the fight to remove invasive pythons from the River of Grass... READ MORE

FWC Offers Public Hunting Opportunities for Wild Hog at 26 WMAs

by TBC Press on 06/17/21

If you’re looking for a hunting opportunity in Florida this time of year, you might want to consider wild hog hunting. During spring and summer, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) offers public hunting opportunities for wild hog at 26 wildlife management areas across the state. You don’t need a hunting license to hunt wild hogs at a WMA, though you will need a management area permit, unless exempt. Many of these spring and summer wild hog hunts on WMAs don’t require a quota permit; however... READ MORE

Florida 2021 Bay Scallop Season Opens between the Fenholloway & Suwannee Rivers

by TBC Press on 06/17/21

The Florida 2021 recreational bay scallop season from the Fenholloway River through the Suwannee River opened June 15 and will remain open through Labor Day (Sept. 6, 2021). This includes all state waters in Dixie County and a portion of Taylor County and includes the towns of Keaton Beach and Steinhatchee. The daily bag limit from June 15-30 in this area is one gallon of whole bay scallops in the shell or one cup shucked per person with a maximum of... READ MORE

Iowa Relaxes Fishing Regulations at Otter Creek Lake in Tama County

by TBC Press on 06/17/21

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) as of June15 relaxed the fishing regulations at Otter Creek Lake, near Tama to allow anglers to more freely harvest fish before the lake is dewatered this fall for a planned lake restoration project. The fish population will be renovated to remove common carp and yellow bass from the lake. Anglers with a valid sport fishing license may harvest all sizes and unlimited quantities of any species of fish from Otter Creek Lake. Any number of fishing poles is allowed. Anglers must... READ MORE

Manitoba Wildlife Federation to Conduct a Review of Black Bear Numbers

by TBC Press on 06/17/21

Depending on the results of a review the Manitoba Wildlife Federation has been contracted to conduct, black bear hunters in the province could be looking at more hunting opportunities in the near future. That’s the word from the MWF’s new manager of conservation stewardship, Nolan Sawatzky, who was hired earlier this year to conduct the review. Sawatzky’s study aims to recommend the best way for Manitoba to get an accurate picture of its overall black bear population. In addition... READ MORE

Michigan 2021 Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman Events

by TBC Press on 06/17/21

The Michigan DNR Becoming an Outdoors Woman program will offer a half-dozen Beyond BOW events this summer at various locations across Michigan. The BOW program gives women, 18 and older, an opportunity to improve their outdoors skills in a relaxed, noncompetitive atmosphere. In addition to being fun to participate in, many of the BOW and Beyond BOW classes offer important outdoor skills, including knot-tying and finding your way with a compass and map. Here is a list of the upcoming Beyond BOW events... READ MORE

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