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South Dakota GFP Commission Modifies Deer Proposal

by TBC Press on 12/10/18

During the South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks’ (GFP) Commission meeting last week, enhancements were made to an existing proposal to give all deer hunters a chance of obtaining their most preferred deer license more often.  The existing proposal was reverted back to the GFP Commission by the Legislature's Rules Review Committee on Nov. 20 for more work. Enhancements to the existing proposal include... READ MORE

TFWC Summary of 5yr Deer Management Plan

by TBC Press on 12/10/18

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s five-year strategic deer management plan was presented during the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission’s final meeting of 2018. The strategic deer management plan has six major goals. This includes gathering more information about Tennessee’s deer herd, about the harvest of deer in Tennessee, and about the desires of Tennessee hunters. It also encompasses the... READ MORE

Tennessee 2018-19 Waterfowl, Sandhill Crane Seasons Set

by TBC Press on 12/10/18

Tennessee 2018-19 Waterfowl, Sandhill Crane Seasons Set  The Tennessee 2018-19 statewide and Reelfoot Zone waterfowl hunting season opened Dec. 1 and will continue until Jan. 27, 2019. Most goose seasons will continue through Feb. 10.  In addition to the traditional waterfowl season, the sandhill crane hunting season also opened Dec. 1. The second-year statewide season continues through Jan. 27 while the southeast zone has a divided season from Dec. 1-Jan. 17 and Jan. 21-27. The length of the season is... READ MORE

FWC Adds New Opportunities to Catch a Saltwater Fishing Record

by TBC Press on 12/07/18

FWC Adds New Opportunities to Catch a Saltwater Fishing Record  Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, anglers will have more opportunities to catch a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record. Four new species – white grunt (pictured), blueline tilefish, schoolmaster snapper and red porgy – will be added to the list of species eligible for a Florida Saltwater Fishing Record. Catches for these newly-added species must be made on or after Jan. 1, 2019, to qualify for a record. In addition.... READ MORE

Oregon Anglers Reminded of Winter Steelhead Regulations in Southwest Zone

by TBC Press on 12/07/18

Wild winter steelhead are starting to show in some Southwest Zone rivers, and ODFW reminds anglers of harvest limits. Beginning January 1, 2019 for all rivers and streams in the Southwest Zone where wild winter steelhead harvest is allowed, the regulations convert to the one per day/three per season harvest limit. Other coastal rivers with wild winter steelhead harvest retain the one and five limit through... READ MORE

Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV Jan 22-25

by TBC Press on 12/07/18

2019 Shot Show in Las Vegas, NV Jan 22-25  The 2019 NSSF Shot Show will be held at Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, NV Jan 22-25. The NSSF Shot Show is a trade show featuring all kinds of shooting equipment and tools. With the latest adaptations of firearms, protective equipment, and tactical accessories, the Shot Show is packed with opportunities to meet directly with manufacturers and suppliers who can provide the best gear for tactical teams arriving in theater. Highlights include... READ MORE

Hunt Forest Grouse in Utah through Dec 31

by TBC Press on 12/07/18

Utah's forest grouse hunt ends Dec. 31. As the hunt enters its final month, Jason Robinson, upland game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources, says reports he's received, plus what he's seen while hunting forest grouse this year, indicates the number of ruffed grouse in Utah is slightly above average this fall. Dusky grouse are found higher in elevation. It appears their numbers are average to slightly above average. Robinson likes hunting forest grouse because... READ MORE

Wyoming to Stock Pheasant through Mid-December

by TBC Press on 12/07/18

Wyoming to Stock Pheasant through Mid-December  Wyoming pheasant hunters who enjoy hunting birds from Downar Game Bird Farm have another week to pursue their quarry.  The game bird farm will have enough pheasants to continue stocking birds twice a week through Dec. 14. Birds will be stocked at Glendo State Park, Goshen County Walk-In Areas 24, 29, and 63, Platte County Walk-In Areas 20 and 23, and Laramie County Walk-In Area 21. Pheasant hunting countinues through Dec 31st.  Due to lack of cover.... READ MORE

Reward Offered for Elk Poaching Incident in Western Colorado

by TBC Press on 12/05/18

Reward Offered for Elk Poaching Incident in Western Colorado   Colorado Parks and Wildlife is still seeking information about two bull elk killed illegally in western Colorado in early November; and now a $1,250 reward is being offered for information on the crime. Operation Game Thief is offering a $1,000 reward and Colorado Backcountry Hunters and Anglers is offering an additional $250 for information that leads to an arrest or a citation being written to the person or persons who killed the bulls. Both bull elk had... READ MORE

Florida 2018-19 Second Phase of Waterfowl and Coot Season Opens Dec 8

by TBC Press on 12/05/18

Florida's second phase of waterfowl and coot season opens statewide Dec. 8 and runs through Jan. 27. Duck hunters also must get a Florida waterfowl permit ($5) and a federal duck stamp. The daily bag limit on ducks is six, but you need to know your ducks before heading afield because there are different daily limits for some species. For instance, within the six-bird limit there may be only one mottled duck and one fulvous whistling-duck. Only two of your six-bird limit may be... READ MORE

Illinois 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Available through Jan 11

by TBC Press on 12/05/18

Illinois 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting Applications Available through Jan 11Hunters may apply from Dec. 4, 2018 through Jan. 11, 2019 for the second lottery for 2019 Illinois Spring Wild Turkey Season permits. Youth and adult hunters can also apply now for 2019 Spring Turkey Hunting opportunities through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The IDNR has leased about 15,000 acres of private land for 2019 spring turkey hunting through IRAP. In addition... READ MORE

Illinois OTC Permits Available for 2018-19 Archery Deer, Fall Turkey

by TBC Press on 12/05/18

Illinois Archery Deer and Illinois Archery Fall Turkey seasons are open through Jan. 20, 2019.  Permits are available over-the-counter at DNR Direct license and permit vendors. Deer hunters statewide are encouraged to allow samples to be taken for chronic wasting disease (CWD) sampling from adult deer they harvest. In addition... READ MORE

Maryland 2018 Muzzleloader Deer Season Reopens Dec 15

by TBC Press on 12/05/18

Maryland 2018 Muzzleloader Deer Season Reopens Dec 15  The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that the second segment of the muzzleoader deer hunting season opens Dec. 15 and runs through Dec. 29, 2018. Hunters may use muzzleloading firearms to harvest sika and white-tailed deer during this season. Hunters are encouraged to consult the Guide to Hunting and Trapping for recent changes to bag limits, registration procedures and regulations. During muzzleloader season, Maryland requires... READ MORE 

Minnesota Offering Two Late Season Deer Hunts to Combat CWD

by TBC Press on 12/05/18

Hunters can participate in two special deer hunts to help limit the spread of chronic wasting disease in wild deer in southeastern Minnesota. Residents and nonresidents can participate in the hunts from Friday, Dec. 21 to Sunday, Dec. 23 and Friday, Dec. 28 to Sunday, Dec. 30 in deer permit areas 603, 347 and 348, and portions of deer permit areas 343 and 345 that are south of Interstate 90. In addition... READ MORE

Minnesota Northern Pike Anglers and Spearers Reminded of New Regulations

by TBC Press on 12/05/18

  Minnesota Northern Pike Anglers and Spearers Reminded of New RegulationsAs cold temperatures begin to make ice on Minnesota lakes, ice anglers and spearers are gearing up for winter fishing action. For many, winter is a time to seek out the eager-to-bite northern pike. This will be the first ice fishing season of new northern pike zone regulations throughout Minnesota, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The new regulations went into effect in May 2018 and created three distinct zones... READ MORE