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Apply for California Big Game Tags Starting April 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/09/21

California 2021 tags for elk, pronghorn, bighorn sheep, and premium deer hunts are issued through the big game drawing. Applications for the big game drawing are available each year on April 15 through June 2. Applications for premium deer, elk, antelope, and bighorn sheep tags must be submitted through the Automated License Data System (ALDS) online, at any CDFW License Sales Offices and License Agents or by telephone sales at (800) 565 - 1458. In addition...

New Law Impacts Iowa Boat Operators on Federal Waterways
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/09/21

A new federal law went into effect on April 1, that requires the operator of a boat with an installed Engine Cut-Off Switch (ECOS) to use the ECOS link while operating on all federally navigable waterways. In Iowa, that means the four flood control reservoirs: Coralville, Rathbun, Red Rock and Saylorville; and the Mississippi and Missouri rivers. The link is usually a coiled bungee cord lanyard clipped onto the operator's person, personal floatation device or...

New Mexico to Conduct Roadblocks Statewide During 2021 Hunting/Fishing Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/09/21

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will conduct roadblocks throughout the state during hunting and fishing seasons to collect harvest data and to detect wildlife law violations. The 2021-2022 hunting and fishing season begins April 1. All hunters and anglers are required to purchase a new license before hunting and fishing. Hunters and anglers can expect roadblocks throughout the spring and summer. Guides and outfitters are also reminded that...

Oregon Turkey Hunt by Reservation Program Returns for Second Year
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/09/21

An Oregon program launched last year to help turkey hunters reserve a hunt on private land in western Oregon (Willamette Valley and Roseburg) is back up and running for the 2021 season. There is no cost to reserve a hunt, but hunters must purchase a 2021 hunting license and turkey tag prior to their hunt and follow all hunting regulations and program rules. Up to three hunters can hunt per reservation - individual hunters can reserve a hunt and then...

South Dakota Accepting Tag Returns for All Limited Draw/Big Game Seasons - Deadlines Apply
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/09/21

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is now accepting tag returns for all big game and limited draw seasons. License holders not planning on hunting for any reason, must have their licenses postmarked before the beginning of the respective season based on specific dates provided by GFP. Hunters returning their tags will receive a full refund, no questions asked, and preference points for that season will be retained. Currently, the following seasons are eligible for returns...

Maryland Issues New Regulations for 2021 Chesapeake Bay Striped Bass Fishing
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/06/21

The Maryland DNR announces new regulations for the 2021 Chesapeake Bay summer-fall striped bass season. The 2021 summer-fall season in most areas of the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries will be open May 16 through July 15, and resume August 1 through Dec. 10. Anglers would be able to keep one striped bass per person, per day, with a minimum size of 19 inches. During a chartered fishing trip, the captain or mate would not be permitted to...

Maryland 2021 Recreational Crabbing Season Now Open
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/06/21

The 2021 recreational crabbing season in Maryland officially opened April 1 for the Chesapeake Bay and tidal tributaries as well as in the Atlantic Ocean, coastal bays and their tributaries. Recreational crabbing in Maryland can be done a variety of ways, with or without a license depending on the equipment and location. Licenses are required for anyone who uses a trotline, collapsible crab traps, net rings, seines or eel pots. A license is not required for anyone using handlines or...

MDC to Offer Five Permits for 2021 Elk Hunting Season
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/06/21

The Missouri Conservation Commission approved Missouri’s second annual elk-hunting season at its March 26 meeting. The Commission approved the MDC recommendation of issuing five permits for hunting bull elk for the 2021 season. Apply for the random elk-permit drawing May 1 - 31 online. At least one permit will be for qualifying area landowners with the remainder for the general public. MDC will limit the random drawing to...