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Canada 2020-21 Waterfowl Permits on Sale Aug 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/26/20

Canada 2020-21 Waterfowl Permits are sold each year beginning August 1 and are valid until June 30 of the subsequent year. Beginning August 1, 2020, you can purchase your permit, valid from August 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. To hunt migratory game birds in Canada, you must have a valid federal migratory game bird hunting permit with a Canadian wildlife habitat conservation stamp or the electronic image of it affixed. A single permit is valid anywhere in Canada. It is not transferable and...

Newfoundland Approves 2020-21 Hunting Regulation Changes
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/26/20

The Honourable Gerry Byrne, Newfoundland Minister of Fisheries and Land Resources, announced details of the 2020-21 hunting and trapping season and the posting of the 2020-21 online Hunting and Trapping Guide. Topics covered as part of the consultation include aligning of Island Moose Management Area (MMA) season starting dates; permitting hunting with crossbows; and permitting the use of another small calibre (.17 HMR) rifle ammunition. For the 2020-21 season there is a decrease of...

North Dakota 2020 Deer Lottery Held, Licenses Remain
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/26/20

North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website. More than 6,200 deer gun licenses remain. Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the lottery can apply for remaining licenses. Unsuccessful applicants can apply online for remaining licenses beginning July 1. The deadline for applying is July 22. A list of Remaining Deer Gun Licenses for...

Registration Open for Arkansas 2020 Urban Archery-Only Deer Hunts in Helena
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

This fall, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, City of Helena-West Helena and Arkansas Bowhunters Association have partnered together to hold special archery-only hunts within Helena-West Helena city limits to remove excess deer. As a stipulation of urban hunts, participants donate their first deer to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry. There are a few extra rules for hunters to follow during urban bowhunts...

Apply for LDWF 2020 Waterfowl Group Hunts at White Lake WCA by July 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

The Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications until July 15 for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA). The cost of the 2020-21 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and will include two nights at the White Lake WCA lodge and two morning waterfowl hunts. All lottery applications are now only available online. Applicants may select up to three choices of hunt dates. When selecting hunt date choices, it is understood that...

Apply for LDWF 2020 White Lake WCA Teal Lottery Hunts by July 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

The Louisiana (LDWF) will conduct nine lottery teal hunts on White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA) in Vermilion Parish. The deadline to apply is July 31. Available dates include Sept. 12, Sept. 13, Sept. 15, Sept. 17, Sept. 19, Sept. 20, Sept. 23, Sept. 26 and Sept. 27. All lottery applications are now only available online. There is a $5 application fee and a $2 transaction fee. Only one White Lake WCA Teal Lottery application may be submitted per customer. Paper applications will no longer be accepted. In addition...