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Maryland 2021 Recreational Crabbing Season Now Open

by TBC Press on 04/06/21

The 2021 recreational crabbing season in Maryland officially opened April 1 for the Chesapeake Bay and tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries. Recreational crabbing in Maryland can be done a variety of ways, with or without a license depending on the equipment and location. Licenses are required for anyone who uses a trotline, collapsible crab traps, net rings, seines or eel pots. A license is not required for anyone using handlines or dip nets. In addition... READ MORE

MDC to Offer Five Permits for 2021 Elk Hunting Season

by TBC Press on 04/06/21

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved Missouri’s second annual elk-hunting season at its March 26 meeting. The Commission approved the MDC recommendation of issuing five permits for hunting bull elk for the 2021 season. At least one permit will be for qualifying area landowners with the remainder for the general public. MDC will limit the random drawing to one application per-person, per-year with a 10-year “sit-out” period for those drawn before they may apply again. Apply for the random elk-permit drawing May 1 - 31 online... READ MORE

Missouri 2021 Regular Spring Turkey Season Opens April 19 - Youth April 10 and 11

by TBC Press on 04/06/21

Missouri turkey hunters can expect this spring season to be about as challenging as the past few spring seasons according to the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 10 and 11 followed by the regular spring season April 19 through May 9. According to MDC, turkey production was generally poor statewide in 2019. Therefore, hunters can expect fewer two-year-old gobblers available for harvest during this year’s spring hunting season. However... READ MORE

Montana Reminds Hunters: The Deadline to Apply for 2021 Spring Black Bear is April 14

by TBC Press on 04/06/21

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that the deadline to apply for 2021 spring black bear is April 14. Hunters who are applying for special licenses and permits need to have a valid email address. Hunters can apply for permits on the FWP website; click on Buy and Apply. Most FWP offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please verify your application prior to submission, as changes after submission will not be permitted. Special licenses and permits?will... READ MORE

Ohio 2021 Yellow Perch Daily Limit Reduced on Lake Erie Effective May 1st

by TBC Press on 04/06/21

A declining population of Lake Erie yellow perch in the central basin has prompted a reduction in the daily limit to 10 from Huron to Fairport Harbor beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The daily limit is 30 yellow perch until Friday, April 30, 2021. Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system. Each jurisdiction regulates its catches to comply with annually determined safe harvest levels that... READ MORE

Pennsylvania 2021 Trout Season Opens

by TBC Press on 04/05/21

Pennsylvania 2021 statewide Trout Season opened on Saturday, April 3 in all 67 counties.  This change was implemented in 2021 to provide anglers with two more weeks to enjoy trout fishing statewide, reduce travel associated with multiple opening days, and minimize overcrowding on many popular waterways to allow anglers to comply with social distancing guidelines associated with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. During the spring season, MINIMUM SIZE: Seven (7) inches. FISHING HOURS: 24 hours a day. To participate... READ MORE

TPW Emergency Action in Effect for Laguna Madre Spotted Seatrout

by TBC Press on 04/05/21

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recently took emergency action to change the bag and size limits on spotted seatrout in the Upper and Lower Laguna Madre due to the coastal freeze and subsequent fish kill in Feb. 2021. These changes took effect on April 1 and are valid for up to 120 days, but may be extended another 60 days if warranted. The Laguna Madre encompasses two bay systems, Upper and Lower Laguna Madre. The new regulations include... READ MORE

Idaho 2021 Spring Turkey Outlook Good as General Season Opens April 15 - Youth April 8

by TBC Press on 04/05/21

Idaho 2021 Youth turkey season opens April 8, and general turkey season opens April 15. According to Idaho Fish and Game biologists around the state, turkey hunters in Idaho can expect more of the same in 2021 — which is great news for hunters looking to bag a gobbler during the spring season. The turkey outlook for the 2021 spring season is looking pretty positive,” said Jeff Knetter, statewide upland game bird manager. Turkey populations, in general, were pretty healthy heading into this winter... READ MORE

ODFW Seeks Input on Proposed 2022 Archery Elk Seasons

by TBC Press on 04/05/21

Southwest Oregon archery elk hunters are encouraged to attend an April 7 virtual meeting to learn about proposed changes to the 2022 archery elk seasons and provide their input. While archery elk hunting in western Oregon and much of eastern Oregon would remain a general season under the draft proposal, several northeast Oregon units would move to some form of controlled archery hunting to better manage elk populations. Join the April 7 southwest Oregon virtual meeting using... READ MORE

ODFW Reminds Angers: No Steelhead Fishing Upstream of McKay Dam from April 1- June 30

by TBC Press on 04/05/21

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is conducting a study that involves releasing radio-tagged steelhead into McKay Creek, above the McKay Dam. To protect the fish during the study, ODFW is closing all angling for and retention of steelhead from April 1-June 30 upstream of McKay Dam, including in the McKay Reservoir, McKay Creek and all tributaries. There have not been steelhead in this section of McKay Creek for close to 95 years. The study will... READ MORE

Pennsylvania 2021 Walleye and Sauger Season Opens May 1st

by TBC Press on 04/05/21

All signs point to a successful 2021 season ahead as the Pennsylvania Walleye and Sauger fishing season is set to begin May 1st.  To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all anglers participating in Walleye and Sauger fishing are reminded to practice social distancing and other guidelines. Walleye fishing is regulated under Commonwealth Inland Waters regulations, with a minimum harvest size of 15-inches and a daily creel limit of six fish. For Sauger, the Walleye’s smaller cousin which is naturally present only in... READ MORE

TPW Approves Hunting Regulations Changes for 2021-22

by TBC Press on 04/05/21

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission recently approved hunting regulations for the 2021-22 season. Hunters will see some changes this fall, including the elimination of the experimental pronghorn season in the northern Panhandle and extension of the general pronghorn season from 9 to 16 days statewide, and the addition of two days of hunting opportunity in the Special White-winged Dove Days within the South Dove Zone. The following modifications and clarifications include.... READ MORE

Arkansas 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 19

by TBC Press on 03/26/21

The Arkansas 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens April 19 in Zones 1 & 2.  The Special Youth Turkey Hunt in Zones 1 & 2 are April 10-11. Zone Turkey Harvest Limits: Zone 1: One legal turkey, no jakes (see Statewide Turkey Bag Limit for exceptions). Hunters who kill a turkey in this zone must travel to Zone 2 to attempt to harvest a second turkey. Zone 2: Two legal turkeys, no jakes (see Statewide Turkey Bag Limit for exceptions). Hunters can help the AGFC track hunting effort and success throughout turkey season this spring by... READ MORE

Iowa 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens Statewide April 12

by TBC Press on 03/26/21

Iowa 2021 Spring Turkey Hunting Season opens statewide April 12. Youth Season (Residents Only) April 9-11. The daily bag and season possession limit is one bearded or male wild turkey for each valid license and transportation tag issued to the hunter. Shooting hours are a half-hour before sunrise to sunset. Iowa DNR wants to encourage hunters to Include safety as part of the spring turkey hunting preparation.  Be aware of what’s around you. Even if you’re on private property, there could be other hunters out there who... READ MORE

Reminder: Apply for Maine 2021 Moose Lottery by May 13

by TBC Press on 03/26/21

Dreaming of the hunt of a lifetime? The 2021 Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open. Applications for the moose permit lottery will be accepted online only at. The deadline to apply is 11:59 pm (ET) on May 13, 2021. Go online and fill out the online moose permit application. There, you will be able to indicate several preferences, including which wildlife management districts (WMD) you are willing to accept a permit in, and if you would accept a permit in another WMD if... READ MORE

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