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CDFW Offering Reward for Information on North State Elk Poaching Case
Posted on: 05/23/19

CDFW Californians Turn in Poachers and Polluters Program (CalTIP) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the poacher responsible for killing four Roosevelt elk in Humboldt County last December. On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, CDFW wildlife officers responded to...

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in 25 Deer in Western Maryland
Posted on: 05/23/19

The Maryland DNR reported recently that 25 white-tailed deer sampled in Allegany and Washington counties during 2018 tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Twenty-two of the positive samples came from within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area while three samples came from Washington County Harvest Management Unit 251 adjacent to...

Maryland Has Two More Record Fish in the Books for 2019
Posted on: 05/23/19

Maryland Anglers have caught Two more record fish in 2019. Brian Gay of Millsboro, Delaware landed the record Atlantic white hake and Nick Palese, 32, caught the record bullhead catfish. Gay, an experienced angler, was fishing for sea bass in roughly 280 feet of water 50 miles off the coast in Poor Man’s Canyon when he felt the bite. Nick Palese, 32, caught the bullhead catfish May 18 along...

Michigan Angler Nabs State-Record Bigmouth Buffalo
Posted on: 05/23/19

Earlier this month, Tyler Fisher of St. Charles, Michigan, caught a record-breaking bigmouth buffalo, unseating the previous state-record fish that was caught in 2017. Fisher caught his fish – weighing in at 32.01 pounds and measuring 38 inches – while bowfishing in the Shiawassee River in Saginaw County. Kathrin Schrouder, a DNR fisheries biologist out of Bay City, verified...

California 2019 Inland Salmon Seasons Approved
Posted on: 05/20/19

California’s 2019 inland salmon anglers can look forward to a better salmon fishing season than last year. A projected return of 379,600 spawning Sacramento River fall-run Chinook Salmon to Central Valley rivers has allowed fishery managers to return to a two salmon daily limit with four salmon in possession. The following bag, possession limits and seasons are as follows...

CPW Offering Reward for Information on Deer Poaching Case out of Park County
Posted on: 05/20/19

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...

LDWF Adds Two New 2019 Alligator Lottery Harvest Sites
Posted on: 05/20/19

The Louisiana 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...

Mississippi Proposed Rules for 2019-2020 Deer Season
Posted on: 05/20/19

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...