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Colorado Asks Everyone to Respect Winter Closures at State Wildlife Areas in Montrose Region
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/04/21

Winter is tough on wild critters, that’s why Colorado Parks and Wildlife maintains State Wildlife Areas to protect critical habitat that provides refuge areas for big game. To protect wildlife, CPW implements seasonal closures and all public access to these areas is prohibited during the closure period. The Cimarron SWA, located east of Montrose, is closed from Jan. 1 through June 30. The Billy Creek SWA, located south of Montrose, is closed from...

Idaho Anglers Reminded of Special Fishing Regulations on the Snake River
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/04/21

The tailrace fishery on the Snake River downstream of American Falls Dam to Eagle Rock has really grown in popularity over the past decade. This winter has been no exception, with recent angler effort being fairly high. Along with that, Idaho Fish and Game has documented an unusually high rate of non-compliance with the winter fishing regulations. In fact, Conservation Officers have detected several hundred angling-related violations over...

MDWFP Confirms CWD in Tippah and Alcorn Counties
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/04/21

The Mississippi (MDWFP) recently received Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) positive test results for two hunter-harvested bucks from Tippah and Alcorn counties. These are the first CWD-positive detections for these counties. The samples are considered suspect positive through initial testing and will be sent to the National Veterinary Services Laboratory in Ames, Iowa for final confirmation. CWD-positive white-tailed deer have been detected across...

Texas Toyota ShareLunker Program Launches 35th Season
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/04/21

January signals the beginning of the 35th season of the Texas Toyota Sharelunker program. The year-round Toyota Sharelunker program offers four levels of participation for catching bass over 8 pounds or 24 inches in Texas. During the first three months of the season (Jan. 1 through March 31), anglers who reel in a 13+ pound bass can loan it to the TPWD for the ShareLunker selective breeding and stocking program. Anglers who catch and...

Wyoming Shed Antler and Horn Hunting Closed in Western & Southern Areas
Posted by TBC Press on: 01/04/21

A Wyoming GFC regulation prohibits anyone from collecting shed antlers or horns on public land, such as U.S. Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management lands, state lands and Wyoming Game and Fish Commission owned or administered lands west of the Continental Divide, excluding the Great Divide Basin, and some land west of Laramie, from Jan. 1 through 6 a.m. on May 1 of each year. A map of the closure area is available online and the boundaries are...

New California Recreational Groundfish Regulations For 2021
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/31/20

The California (CDFW) announces that multiple changes to the recreational groundfish regulations will take effect in the new year. CDFW worked closely with recreational stakeholders to develop the following changes, effective January 1, 2021. See CDFW’s summary of recreational groundfish regulations for Management Area boundary definitions..

Minnesota Seeks Input on Increasing Access to WMA's for People with Disabilities
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/31/20

Anyone interested in improving access to wildlife management areas (WMAs) for people with disabilities can share their ideas online with the Minnesota DNR. We want to hear how we can improve recreational opportunities and reduce barriers on WMAs. Public lands are for all Minnesotans, including those with disabilities. People can share their input now through Friday, Jan. 22, at...