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Texas 2019 Proposed Saltwater Fishing Regulation Changes

by TBC Press on 02/18/19

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to saltwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. These changes are intended to streamline regulations for the entire Texas coast for spotted seatrout and modified regulations for certain species to be in line with federal rules to reduce confusion among anglers for sharks and cobia. In addition... READ MORE

Texas 2019 Proposed Freshwater Fishing Regulation Changes

by TBC Press on 02/18/19

Texas 2019 Proposed Freshwater Fishing Regulation Changes  The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) is now accepting public comment on proposed changes to freshwater fishing regulations for 2019-2020. The proposed changes include modifications to the length limits and harvest regulations for largemouth bass, Alabama bass and alligator gar in certain areas. The proposed changes to alligator gar regulations also include a statewide nighttime prohibition on bow fishing and... READ MORE

Colorado Big Game Hunters Urged to Study Application Changes Before Applying March 1st

by TBC Press on 02/15/19

Hunters hoping to draw a big-game license in Colorado in 2019 are urged to study up on all the changes in license requirements and fees prior to the March 1 opening of the application period. The Colorado Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved a variety of changes to big game fees. Another major change is the requirement that all applicants, including youth ages 12-17, must... READ MORE

IDNR Announces 2019 Wingshooting Opportunities Schedule

by TBC Press on 02/15/19

IDNR Announces 2019 Wingshooting Opportunities Schedule  The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), in cooperation with a number of partners and co-sponsors, announced its schedule of wingshooting clinics to be held at sites throughout Illinois from March through mid-November.  Wingshooting clinics are intended to provide instruction and improve the shooting skills of beginning shooting students as well as experienced hunters. The wingshoooting cinics are... READ MORE 

Registration for Louisiana Spring Women’s Fishing 101 Workshops is Now Open

by TBC Press on 02/15/19

The Louisiana (LDWF) and the LWFF are teaming up to present two Women’s Fishing 101 Workshops this spring. The workshops are open to women over the age of 18 who are looking to learn about fishing and utilizing Louisiana’s aquatic resources. Please remember that each Women’s Fishing Workshop will be limited to 30 participants per date. Participants may only attend one workshop. In addition... READ MORE

Mississippi 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Opens March 15 - Applications Now Available Online

by TBC Press on 02/15/19

Mississippi 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Opens March 15  Mississippi turkey hunters can now apply online for the 2019 spring season. All hunters (including under 16, over 65, and handicap) applying for a WMA draw hunt must possess a CURRENT VALID WMA PERMIT or a LIFETIME HUNTING LICENSE to apply for a WMA Draw Hunt. Youth season: March 8 through 14. Regular season: March 15 through May 1. Limit: one adult gobbler or a gobbler with... READ MORE

Apply for Oklahoma's 21st Annual Wildlife Youth Camp

by TBC Press on 02/15/19

Apply for Oklahoma's 21st Annual Wildlife Youth Camp. Applications are now being accepted for this summer’s once-in-a-lifetime event. A week full of fun outdoor activities, conservation education and camaraderie is in store for up to 35 lucky teens selected. Applications must be submitted by 4:30 p.m. April 12, 2019. Applicants must be Oklahoma residents who will be 14 to 16 years old as of June 23, 2019. The camp will be June 23-28 at... READ MORE

Apply for Indiana 2019 Reserved Turkey Hunt Permits through March 22

by TBC Press on 02/14/19

Apply for Indiana 2019 Reserved Turkey Hunt Permits through March 22  Indiana turkey hunters can apply for a reserved turkey hunt online from Feb. 4 to March 22. The online method is the only way to apply. No late entries will be accepted. Applicants must possess a valid hunting license for the species they wish to hunt. The application process is now consolidated into the online services website along with Licenses, Check-In Game, and HIP registration. Turkey hunts open for application are... READ MORE

Massachusetts Proposed 2019 Turkey Hunting Regulation Changes

by TBC Press on 02/14/19

MassWildlife recently initiated a review of wild turkey hunting regulations to evaluate potential changes that create new hunting opportunities and increase participation. Turkeys are abundant across the state and harvest numbers have been stable in recent years. All data indicate turkey populations will remain robust statewide with increased harvest limits and expanded seasons. Proposed Changes to include... READ MORE

Apply for Missouri 2019 Mentored Turkey Hunt by Feb 28

by TBC Press on 02/14/19

Apply for Missouri 2019 Mentored Turkey Hunt by Feb 28  Adults new to the sport of turkey hunting will have a chance to see what all the excitement is about this spring when the Missouri (MDC) offers a mentored turkey hunt for those age 18 and over. The application deadline is Feb. 28. Participating in the hunt is free of charge. The hunt takes place at Forest 44 Conservation Area in High Ridge. The only requirement for participants is that they... READ MORE

Apply for Utah 2019 Black Bear Hunts by Feb 25

by TBC Press on 02/14/19

If you'd like to hunt Utah bears during the spring, summer or fall seasons, the time to apply for a permit is here. You can apply now. To be included in the draw for permits, your application must be received through the website no later than 11 p.m. on Feb. 25. Results of the 2019 Utah black bear draw will be available by March 6. If you're not going to hunt or pursue bears in 2019, you can still apply for a bonus point. Bonus points increase the chance of... READ MORE

Washington Razor Clam Digs Approved Feb 15 - 21

by TBC Press on 02/14/19

Washington Razor Clam Digs Approved Feb 15 - 21  WDFW has approved razor clam digs starting 12:01 p.m. Feb. 15 through 11:59 p.m. Feb. 21, 2019 at the following locations: Feb. 15, Friday; 3: 11 p.m.; 0.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks - Feb. 16, Saturday; 4: 08 p.m.; -0.3 feet; Twin Harbors, Copalis, Kalaloch - Feb. 17, Sunday; 4: 59 p.m.; -1.0 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis, Mocrocks, Kalaloch -  Feb. 18, Monday; 5: 46 p.m.; -1.4 feet; Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, Kalaloch and... READ MORE

Applications Available for Idaho 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting - Deadline March 1

by TBC Press on 02/13/19

Idaho hunters who are hoping to participate in a spring controlled turkey hunt have the rest of February to apply. The application period opened on Friday, Feb. 1, and runs through March 1. Results will be made available by March 20. There are 16 controlled hunts across the state for spring turkey, including seven youth-only hunts. Only one application per person or group will be accepted. Additional applications will... READ MORE 

Deadline to apply for Idaho 2019 Black Bear Feb 15

by TBC Press on 02/13/19

Deadline to apply for Idaho 2019 Black Bear Feb 15  Idaho hunters who are looking to apply for controlled bear hunts during spring are running out of time to do so: The application period for spring controlled black bear hunts closes on Feb. 15. Under new rules, Fish and Game will not be accepting mail-in applications for the controlled hunts. Only one application per person or group will be accepted. Additional applications will result in all applications being declared ineligible. In addition... READ MORE

Deadline to apply for New Mexico 2019 Bear and Turkey Permits Feb 13

by TBC Press on 02/13/19

The deadline to apply for New Mexico 2019-2020 bear and turkey permits is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Draw results will be available Feb. 27. 2019-2020 rules and information booklets can be found on the Department of Game and Fish website. Hunters can apply online, by telephone or in person at department offices. In addition... READ MORE

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