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Apply for Louisiana 2019 Lottery Deer Hunts by Aug 31
Posted on: 07/17/19

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery deer hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2019-2020 hunting season. Lottery hunts for deer will be held for persons with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; Lottery hunts for deer will be held for persons with disabilities, including...

Apply for Louisiana 2019 Lottery Waterfowl Hunts by Sept 28
Posted on: 07/17/19

Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications for lottery waterfowl hunts on LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs) for the 2019-2020 hunting season. Lottery hunts for waterfowl will be held for persons with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; A general waterfowl lottery hunt will be held on Sherburne WMA. Lottery hunts for waterfowl will be held for...

Apply for Maryland 2019 Fall Black Bear Hunting by Aug 31
Posted on: 07/17/19

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2019 black bear hunt lottery. All entries must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31 and must be accompanied by a $15 nonrefundable application fee. Only one application per person will be accepted; submitting duplicates can result in disqualification and forfeiture. The drawing will be...

Oregon Sets Temporary 2019 Wild Fall Chinook Salmon Seasons for Coastal Rivers
Posted on: 07/17/19

For the second year in a row, fishing for wild fall Chinook salmon in Oregon will be restricted in coastal rivers, due to poor escapement in 2018 and poor forecasted returns this year. Most of these temporary regulations will be in effect from Aug. 1-Dec. 31, though a few don’t start until Sept. 16 or Oct. 1. Bag limits vary by basin, and a few rivers and creeks will be closed entirely, due to...

South Dakota GFP Modifies Rifle & Archery Anteloipe Hunting Units
Posted on: 07/17/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission modified the firearm and archery antelope units and adjusted firearm licenses for the 2019 and 2020 hunting seasons. The Commission made the following changes for the firearms antelope season...

South Dakota GFP Propose Changes to Deer & Elk Carcass Transportation
Posted on: 07/17/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission proposed a change to the way hunters would be allowed to transport deer, elk, or moose carcasses from areas that have been identified as Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) endemic areas. The Commission made three proposed rule changes to help manage the spread of CWD...

Florida 2019 Spiny Lobster Season Opens July 24
Posted on: 07/16/19

The Florida 2019 spiny lobster season opens with the two-day recreational mini-season July 24 and 25, followed by the regular commercial and recreational lobster season, which starts Aug. 6 and runs through March 31, 2020. Planning on catching some of these tasty crustaceans? Learn more about bag limits, size limits, where to harvest and...

Florida Harvest Reporting & Other 2019 Deer Hunting Regulation Changes
Posted on: 07/16/19

The Florida (FWC) passed new deer hunting rules that take effect starting with the opening of archery and crossbow seasons in Zone A on Aug. 3, 2019. New rules take effect requiring Florida hunters to record all harvested deer in a harvest log and report the harvest to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) harvest reporting system along with other regulation changes...