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Arkansas 2021-22 General Waterfowl Season Opens for Geese Oct 30

by TBC Press on 10/19/21

Ducks, Coots & Merganser Opens Nov 20th
Arkansas 2021-22 General waterfowl season opens with Geese Oct 30Ducks, coots & merganser opens Nov 20. Notable changes for waterfowl hunters this year include: The Electronic Federal Duck Stamp (FDE) price has increased to $29. The Federal Duck Stamp still costs $25 and is available over-the-counter at any AGFC Regional Office, AGFC Nature Center or at any Post Office. The price increase was to the electronic stamp only. All boat plugs must... READ MORE

Hawaii 2021-2022 Game Bird Hunting Opens Nov 6th

by TBC Press on 10/19/21

The Hawaii DLNR Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces the opening of the 2021-2022 Game Bird Hunting Season on Saturday, November 6, 2021. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 30, 2022. The last day for hunting mourning dove will be January 16, 2022. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. Species of game birds legal to hunt are... READ MORE

Kansas 2021 Regular Quail & Pheasant Season Opens Nov 13

by TBC Press on 10/19/21

Forecast Looks Promising
November 13 marks the opening day for Kansas regular quail and pheasant seasons, and September 15 marked the opening day of Kansas’ regular greater prairie chicken season – the trifecta that is upland hunting in the Sunflower State. Wingshooters will be pleased to hear that for 2021, the outlook looks promising, as Kansas’ popular upland game bird populations once again appear to be faring well. But with so many opportunities statewide, it may be difficult for hunters to... READ MORE

IDNR Announces 2021-22 Waterfowl Hunting Updates

by TBC Press on 10/19/21

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) is reminding waterfowl hunters of key dates and other information regarding the 2021–2022 waterfowl seasons. Changes at waterfowl hunting sites: Changes to daily procedures at IDNR waterfowl hunting sites are possible due to health and safety protocols. Please check with sites for specific procedures. All site visitors are reminded to follow current guidance from the CDC and Illinois Department of Public Health regarding face masks and social distancing. In addition... READ MORE

LDWF Announces Text-to-Tag for your Deer and Turkey Harvest

by TBC Press on 10/19/21

As of October 12, 2021, Louisiana hunters can tag and validate their deer or turkey harvest directly from their smartphone (via text or website) immediately after the animal is harvested. Log into your account and select E-tag/Text-to-Tag to enroll, then follow the steps below to tag and validate your harvest via your smartphone. As long as you complete the electronic tag before moving the animal, you do not have to... READ MORE

Mississippi 2021-22 Waterfowl Hunting for Ducks, Mergansers & Coots Opens Nov 26

by TBC Press on 10/19/21

Mississippi 2021-22 Waterfowl Hunting for Ducks, Mergansers & Coots Opens Nov 26 and runs through Jan 31, 2022. Geese: Canada, White-fronted, Snow, Blue, Ross’s, and Brant opens Nov 12 and runs through Jan 31, 2022. Youth, Veteran, and Active Military Waterfowl Days are Feb. 5 - 6, 2022. The Light Goose Conservation Order, Special Permit Needed, opened Oct 1st and runs through March 31 2022. In addition... READ MORE

Veterans May Now Fish N.C. Mountain Heritage Trout Waters for Free

by TBC Press on 10/19/21

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission established the Mountain Heritage Trout Waters Program in 2008 to promote trout fishing as a heritage tourism activity on trout waters that run through 17 mountain communities in western North Carolina. Typically, anglers 16 and older must purchase a three-day license or use any valid inland fishing license to fish these waters. However, the North Carolina General Assembly recently passed legislation that as of October 1, veterans are now allowed to fish these waters for free. In addition... READ MORE

Iowa 2021 Pheasant Season Opens Oct 30

by TBC Press on 10/15/21

Outlook Good
Iowa’s 2021 pheasant season is expected to be another good one when 55,000 plus blaze orange clad hunters take to the fields on Oct. 30. And based on the results of the August pheasant survey, hunters can afford to be optimistic. Iowa’s pheasant season is Oct. 30-Jan. 10, 2022, shooting hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Iowa’s youth  hunting is Oct. 23-24. The daily bag limit is three rooster pheasants with a possession limit of 12. Hunters must have a... READ MORE

LDWF Sets Wood Duck Hunting 101 Seminar for Beginners

by TBC Press on 10/15/21

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will hold a wood duck hunting seminar for beginners in Baton Rouge on Oct. 23. The event, dubbed Wood Duck Hunting 101, will be held at LDWF’s Waddill Wildlife Refuge from 9 a.m.-noon. The seminar will cover proper equipment needed, firearm selection, rules and regulations, outdoor navigation and hunting opportunities. It will also include an outdoor teaching session on the property to... READ MORE

North Dakota Deer Mortality Allows 2021 Whitetail Hunters to Seek Refunds

by TBC Press on 10/15/21

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is allowing hunters with whitetail or “any” deer gun licenses in several units in western North Dakota the option of turning those licenses in for refunds. Casey Anderson, wildlife chief, said the decision is based on continuing reports of white-tailed deer mortality caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease. Hunters with antlered whitetail, antlerless whitetail, any antlered and any antlerless licenses are eligible for refunds in units ... READ MORE

Illinois Department of Public Health Warns Hunters About Tickborne Illness

by TBC Press on 10/15/21

As hunting season opens, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) wants to remind hunters to take precautions against tick bites to prevent contracting diseases they may carry, like Lyme disease.  Other tickborne diseases include Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Tularemia, Ehrlichiosis, and Babesiosis.  While most tickborne infections are reported during the summer, ticks are still active when temperatures are above freezing. To avoid tick bites, hunters can take precautions before, during, and after hunting... READ MORE

Kansas First Segment 2021-22 Duck Hunting Season Gets Underway

by TBC Press on 10/15/21

Kansas First Segment 2021-22 Duck Hunting Season got underway in the High Plains Unit 10/09/2021 - 01/02/2022 and in the Low Plains Early Zone 10/09/2021 - 12/05/2021. Daily bag limit: 6. Six ducks, which may include no more than five mallards (only two of which may be hens), three wood ducks, two redheads, two canvasbacks, one scaup and one pintail. The daily bag may comprise six of... READ MORE

LDWF Adopts NOI Requiring Licenses for Hunting Guides

by TBC Press on 10/15/21

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission passed a Notice of Intent requiring licenses for hunting guides beginning with the 2022-23 hunting season during its October meeting Thursday in Baton Rouge. The NOI was in response to legislation passed during the 2021 session of the Louisiana legislature requiring the licenses. The action will establish and define who needs a hunting guide license in the state. In addition... READ MORE

Minnesota Temporarily Bans Farmed Deer Movement Into and Within the State

by TBC Press on 10/15/21

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has issued an emergency rule that temporarily prohibits the importation and movement of farmed white-tailed deer into and within Minnesota. This emergency action took effect Oct. 11, 2021 and aims to reduce further spread of chronic wasting disease (CWD) and protect the health of Minnesota’s wild deer. The temporary ban will allow us to determine the previous movements of known CWD-exposed deer and... READ MORE

Nebraska 2021 Upland Bird Hunting Season Kicks off with Youth Oct 23-24

by TBC Press on 10/15/21

The Nebraska 2021 statewide youth pheasant, quail, and partridge season for hunters ages 15 and younger will take place Oct. 23-24. Upland bird hunting provides an excellent opportunity to mentor new hunters. Oct. 23-24. Regular season opens Oct. 30, 2021 – Jan. 31, 2022. Resident youth (age 15 or younger) do not need a permit to hunt small game, but nonresident youth must have a hunt permit and habitat stamp. Only youth are allowed to hunt during the youth season, except at... READ MORE

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