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CPW Offering Reward for Information on Deer Poaching Case out of Park County

by TBC Press on 05/20/19

CPW Offering Reward for Information on Deer Poaching Case out of Park County  Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public to report any information regarding three mule deer that were illegally killed in Park County. Through Operation Game Thief, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to charges in this case. The partial remains of the three deer were dumped on U.S. Forest Service property in the vicinity of Park County Road 90, north of Eleven Mile Reservoir. At least two... READ MORE 

LDWF Adds Two New 2019 Alligator Lottery Harvest Sites

by TBC Press on 05/20/19

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) has added Corney Lake in Claiborne Parish and False River in Pointe Coupee Parish to the 2019 alligator lottery harvests. LDWF will conduct lottery harvests on 27 public lakes, 19 Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) and one U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) property Aug. 28-Oct. 3, 2019.Applications for the lottery harvests are now available and are due by July 5.  Interested participants may... READ MORE 

New Native Trout Challenge Kicks Off in 12 Western States

by TBC Press on 05/20/19

New Native Trout Challenge Kicks Off in 12 Western States  Your love of catching trout in the West can now win you the adventure of a lifetime! The Western Native Trout Challenge is a new lifetime goal opportunity (a.k.a — a bucket list item) that you navigate at your own pace. By participating in the challenge, you will learn about native trout, where to find them and help the Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) conserve 21 native trout and char species in the 12 states of  Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Adults 18+ pay a one-time fee of $25 and get maps, information and... READ MORE

Saskatchewan’s New Trespass Laws Could Hurt Canada Hunters

by TBC Press on 05/20/19

Trespass laws and requirements for accessing private property for hunting vary across Canada, with Saskatchewan currently having one of the most confusing sets of regulations. For starters, the province’s Trespass Act requires land to be posted or “enclosed” before permission to enter is required (basically, enclosed land refers to property surrounded by a fence to keep in livestock). On the surface, it seems... READ MORE 

Mississippi Proposed Rules for 2019-2020 Deer Season

by TBC Press on 05/20/19

The Mississippi Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks (MDWFP) has recently proposed deer hunting regulations for the 2019-2020 seasons. The summpery of changes are as follows: Public and Private Land - Increase antlerless bag limit to five (5), except remain two (2) in the Southeast Zone. Bonus tag for hunters that submit a CWD-positive deer during hunting season and choose to relinquish the meat. Private Land Only - Allow one of three-buck bag limit to be any antlered deer. WMAs and Open Public Land... READ MORE

Pennsylvania Angler Lands New State Record Lake Trout

by TBC Press on 05/20/19

Pennsylvania Angler Lands New State Record Lake Trout  The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce a new state record lake trout! On May 11, 2019, angler Keith Miller, 73, of Cranberry Township, Venango County joined friends with God's Grace Sport Fishing, a charter company, for a scouting trip for the upcoming summer fishing season on Lake Erie. Departing from the North East Marina in Erie County, Miller along with... READ MORE

Apply by June 25 for LDWF 2019 Waterfowl Group Hunts

by TBC Press on 05/17/19

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will accept applications beginning Friday (May 17) until June 25 for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA). The cost of the 2019-20 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and the application form is available on the LDWF website. A completed application form and $2,500 deposit must be submitted to LDWF by the close of business June 25. The fee covers... READ MORE

Louisiana Accepting Applications for 2019 Alligator Lottery

by TBC Press on 05/17/19

Louisiana Accepting Applications for 2019 Alligator Lottery  The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery harvests on 19 LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 25 public lakes and one U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) property Aug. 28-Oct. 3, 2019. Applications are now available and are due by July 5. Interested participants may print out an application form from LDWF’s website. Applications and a non-refundable fee of...READ MORE 

Louisiana Opens 2019 Shrimp Season May 20 to Remaining State Outside Waters

by TBC Press on 05/17/19

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the portion of state outside waters between the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island westward to western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal shall reopen to shrimping at 6:00 a.m. on May 20, 2019. The area to open is defined as follows... READ MORE

Missouri Anglers Catch New 2019 State Record Black Buffalo &Yellow Perch

by TBC Press on 05/17/19

Missouri Anglers Catch New 2019 State Record Black Buffalo &Yellow Perch  The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. The MDC also congratulates Isaac Bohm, 13, of Huntsville, on catching the first state-record yellow perch taken by alternative methods. Lee shot the whopper of a black buffalo while bowfishing at Duck Creek Conservation Area Pool 1 April 21. The previous record weighed 74-pounds.  Bohm caught the perch at a private pond in Randolph County May 11 using... READ MORE

Poor Returns Stifle Northeast Oregon Spring Chinook Salmon Seasons

by TBC Press on 05/17/19

Spring Chinook fishing on the Snake, Wallowa, and Imnaha Rivers and Lookingglass Creek in northeast Oregon will remain closed in 2019 due to low returns. As updated run size estimates are available, an opening of a season may be considered on Lookingglass Creek. ODFW will not be opening the Snake River for adult spring Chinook salmon below Hells Canyon Dam in 2019 due to... READ MORE 

Apply Now for Unique Wisconsin 2019 Deer Hunts at Sandhill Wildlife Demonstration Area

by TBC Press on 05/17/19

Apply Now for Unique Wisconsin 2019 Deer Hunts  Two unique Wisconsin deer hunting opportunities to be held this fall (2019) at Sandhill Wildlife Demonstration Area will provide opportunities for youth to learn to hunt and one for beginning adults. A one-day learn-to-hunt workshop is open to both youth ages 12-15 and adult beginners. The deadline to apply for either the learn to hunt workshop or the two-day antlerless-only hunt is June 30, 2019. Applications are available on the DNR website. In addition... READ MORE

State Directory of FREE Fishing Days for 2019

by TBC Press on 05/16/19

State Directory of FREE Fishing Days for 2019  These are days – some states even offer free fishing weekends – where anglers can go fishing without a license. Check out the next free fishing days in your state. Please note that the individual states may place certain restrictions and other regulations may apply, so be sure to contact your state fish and wildlife agency for specific state regulations. STATE'S FREE FISHING DAYS for 2019 are... READ MORE

Arkansas 2019 Squirrel Hunting Season Opens

by TBC Press on 05/16/19

Arkansas 2019 Squirrel Hunting Season Opens  Although most people associate hunting squirrels in early fall when hickory nuts and acorns begin to ripen, Arkansas’s squirrel season officially opens May 15 each year. The season will remain open until the end of February, making it Arkansas's longest hunting season. If you don’t have a food source picked out, don’t panic. Squirrels aren’t too much of a challenge to figure out any time of year. Just like during fall and winter, they’re going to be most active first thing in the morning... READ MORE

Florida 2019 Waterfowl Regulation Changes and Seasons

by TBC Press on 05/16/19

Florida 2019-2020 season dates for ducks, geese and other migratory birds are available now. Please be aware that changes for the 2019-20 migratory bird hunting season include a decrease in the daily bag limit of mallards from four to two (no more than one of which may be female) and a decrease in the daily bag limit of northern pintails from two to one. In addition, dates have shifted for Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days. The 2019 Seasons are as follows... READ MORE

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