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Arizona Anglers Can Earn Cash Bonuses During the Brown Trout Bonanza on the Colorado River

by TBC Press on 04/12/21

Best Angler gets $500! Earn Several Other Bonuses from $50 to $300!

Arizona Anglers Can Earn Cash Bonuses During the Brown Trout Bonanza on the Colorado River   Anglers can earn cash rewards and bonuses for participating in the Brown Trout Bonanza on the stretch of the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and the Paria River,  April 1 and running through May 2. The Bonanza is sponsored by Glen Canyon National Recreation Area in partnership with the Glen Canyon Conservancy. It is part of the Brown Trout Incentivized Harvest Program that began in November 2020 with the offer of a $25 reward for each brown trout turned in over 6 inches. Beginning April 1, there is now a $33 reward for each brown trout captured as well as these additional incentives during the Bonanza... READ MORE

DNREC to Issue Surf Fishing Permit Vouchers April 14

by TBC Press on 04/12/21

In response to the eighth modification to the COVID-19 emergency order, issued by Gov. John Carney, the Delaware DNR and Environmental Control will issue up to 1,000 additional one-year surf fishing permits for 2021, with a special voucher distribution Wednesday, April 14. Those who wish to purchase one of the additional 1,000 one-year surf fishing permits must first acquire a special voucher. Vouchers will be available on a first-come, first-served basis on at the following locations until the allotted vouchers have been distributed... READ MORE

Gulf of Mexico Great Red Snapper Count May Have Little Impact on 2021 Season

by TBC Press on 04/12/21

Last week’s meeting of the Gulf of Mexico Fisheries Management Council (Gulf Council) Scientific and Statistical Committee (SSC) yielded mixed results for red snapper anglers The SSC voted to partially incorporate the Great Red Snapper Count, which estimated the red snapper population in the Gulf is three times higher than previous estimates, into the Gulf Council management process. However, that action may have little impact on the 2021 red snapper season... READ MORE

North Carolina 2021 Roanoke River Striped Bass Harvest Season Opens

by TBC Press on 04/12/21

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission issued a reminder to anglers that the 2021 striped bass harvest season in the Roanoke River Management Area is now open. Harvest dates are: April 10–16 in the lower river zone (downstream of the U.S. 258 Highway bridge at Scotland Neck to the mouth at Albemarle Sound). April 24–30 in the upper river zone (upstream of the U.S. 258 Highway bridge at Scotland Neck to the base of Roanoke Rapids Dam). Although...READ MORE

Ohio 2021 General Spring Turkey Season Opens April 24 in the South Zone

by TBC Press on 04/12/21

Youth April 17-18

This spring, Ohio offers multiple opportunities for wild turkey hunters to enjoy a close encounter with this popular game bird, according to the Ohio ODNR. Ohio’s 2021 youth wild turkey hunting season is Saturday, April 17, and Sunday, April 18. Following the youth season, Ohio is divided into two zones for the remainder of spring hunting: a south zone, which opens to hunters on Saturday, April 24, and a northeast zone, which opens to hunters on Saturday, May 1. In addition... READ MORE

Ohio Approves 2021-22 Hunting Regulations

by TBC Press on 04/12/21

The Ohio Wildlife Council approved all 2021-22 hunting regulations during its meeting on Wednesday, April 7, 2021, according to the Ohio ODNR. Hunting season dates and limits are proposed by Division of Wildlife biologists. Regulations for the 2021-22 white-tailed deer hunting seasons were included in Wednesday’s vote. As in years past, a hunter may take no more than one antlered deer regardless of where or how it is taken, and a hunter cannot exceed... READ MORE

West Virginia Anglers Will Have Opportunities to Catch Tiger Trout This Spring

by TBC Press on 04/12/21

Anglers looking for an exciting fishing adventure in West Virginia will have opportunities to catch tiger trout this spring. Recently, Gov. Jim Justice announced that the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) will stock this unique sport fish in lakes and streams around the state for the first time in decades. Through the months of April and May, the WVDNR will stock 25,000 tiger trout, some of which are trophy size at four pounds. They will be stocked with other trout species at a rate of... READ MORE

New 2021 Five-Week Turkey Season Opens in West Virginia April 19

by TBC Press on 04/12/21

Beginning this year, West Virginia’s statewide spring gobbler season will run for five weeks instead of four, officials said. The 2021 season opens Monday, April 19. The season still opens the third Monday in April but now ends May 23, eight days later than last year. Hunters can harvest one bearded bird per day with a season bag limit of two. The two-day youth spring gobbler season will be held April 17-18, the Saturday and Sunday before the regular season. In Addition... READ MORE

Apply for California Big Game Tags Starting April 15

by TBC Press on 04/09/21

California 2021 tags for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and premium deer hunts are issued through the big game drawing. Applications for the big game drawing are available each year on April 15 through June 2. Applications for premium deer, elk, antelope, and bighorn sheep tags must be submitted through the Automated License Data System (ALDS) online, at any CDFW License Sales Offices and License Agents or by telephone sales at (800) 565 - 1458. In addition... READ MORE

New Law Impacts Iowa Boat Operators on Federal Waterways

by TBC Press on 04/09/21

A new federal law went into effect on April 1, that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link while operating on all federally navigable waterways. In Iowa, that means the four flood control reservoirs: Coralville, Rathbun, Red Rock and Saylorville; and the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The link is usually a coiled bungee cord lanyard clipped onto the operator's person, personal floatation device or clothing and the other end attached to... READ MORE

New Mexico to Conduct Roadblocks Statewide During 2021 Hunting/Fishing Seasons

by TBC Press on 04/09/21

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2021-2022 hunting and fishing season begins April 1. All hunters and anglers are required to purchase a new license before hunting and fishing. Hunters and anglers can expect roadblocks throughout the spring and summer. Guides and outfitters are also reminded that new registration is required and... READ MORE

Oregon Turkey Hunt by Reservation Program Returns for Second Year

by TBC Press on 04/09/21

An Oregon program launched last year to help turkey hunters reserve a hunt on private land in western Oregon (Willamette Valley and Roseburg) is back up and running for the 2021 season. There is no cost to reserve a hunt, but hunters must purchase a 2021 hunting license and turkey tag prior to their hunt and follow all hunting regulations and program rules. Up to three hunters can hunt per reservation (individual hunters can reserve a hunt and then assign up to two additional hunters to their reservation). For 2021, hunt dates will be... READ MORE

South Dakota Accepting Tag Returns for All Limited Draw/Big Game Seasons - Deadlines Apply

by TBC Press on 04/09/21

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is now accepting tag returns for all big game and limited draw seasons. License holders not planning on hunting for any reason, must have their licenses postmarked before the beginning of the respective season based on specific dates provided by GFP. Hunters returning their tags will receive a full refund, no questions asked, and preference points for that season will be retained. Currently, the following seasons are eligible for returns... READ MORE

NY 2021 Striped Bass Season Open on the Hudson River: Marine Waters Open April 15

by TBC Press on 04/06/21

The New York start of the recreational striped bass fishing season in the Hudson River and its tributaries north of the George Washington Bridge opened April 1st. The recreational striped bass fishing season will open on April 15 in New York State marine coastal waters south of the George Washington Bridge. DEC continues to work collaboratively with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to require the use of circle hooks when fishing for striped bass with bait. In addition... READ MORE

Maryland Issues New Regulations for 2021 Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing

by TBC Press on 04/06/21

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announces new regulations for the 2021 Chesapeake Bay summer-fall striped bass season. The 2021 summer-fall season in most areas of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries will be open May 16 through July 15, and resume August 1 through Dec. 10. Anglers would be able to keep one striped bass per person, per day, with a minimum size of 19 inches. During a chartered fishing trip, the captain or mate would not be permitted to... READ MORE

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