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CDFW Closes Lands Through Sept 17 Due to Wildfires
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

The California CDFW has closed -- 34 properties that lie within or immediately adjacent to U.S. Forest Service (USFS) boundaries due to extreme fire conditions. Effective immediately, these properties are closed to the public through Friday, Sept. 17. All closures are CDFW wildlife areas or ecological reserves, and they cover many parts of the state. They were closed following the USFS announcement of the temporary closure of all national forests in California. In addition...

LDWF Closes 2021 Dove Season At Pointe-aux-Chenes WMA Until Further Notice
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

Dove hunting at Pointe-aux-Chenes Wildlife Management Area (WMA) will not be permitted until further notice due to severe damage to the WMA from Hurricane Ida, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) announced. The first split of dove season was set to open throughout Louisiana on Saturday (Sept. 4)...

Maryland 2021-2022 Migratory Game Bird Hunting Begins
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

Maryland 2021-2022 migratory game bird hunting seasons gets underway. Bag limits, season dates, and shooting hours can be found in the 2021-2022 Maryland Guide to Hunting and Trapping. Season dates are as follows. Shooting hours begin 30 minutes before sunrise and end at sunset for all early migratory game bird hunting seasons except as noted...

Michigan 2021-22 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons are Underway
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

As the 2021-22 Michigan waterfowl season gets underway, it is known for some of the best waterfowl hunting in the nation, and we invite hunters to come and experience it, said Barbara Avers, DNR waterfowl and wetlands specialist. Early teal season runs from Sept. 1-16. These fast-flying ducks present a unique challenge to duck hunters. Blue-winged and green-winged teal are the only ducks that can be harvested during this season. In addition...

Surplus Permits Available for Minnesota 2021 Camp Ripley Archery Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

Minnesota hunters who missed the lottery deadline for the Camp Ripley archery hunt can purchase surplus permits on a first-come, first-served basis beginning noon on Friday, Sept. 10. Hunters who already received a permit will not be allowed to purchase a surplus permit. A total of 197 permits remain for the hunt which will run from Friday, Oct. 29, through Sunday, Oct. 31. Hunters can purchase a surplus permit at....

Apply for NJ 2021 Tuckahoe WMA Waterfowl Lottery by Sept 30
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

The lottery period for New Jersey’s first managed waterfowl hunting program at the Tuckahoe Wildlife Management Area is now open. During the month of September, interested hunters may submit a lottery application to be eligible to be selected for one of six blind locations strategically deployed on the three impoundments located on the Cape May County side of the Tuckahoe River. Applications must be postmarked by Thursday, September 30, 2021. In addition...

New Jersery Sets 2021-2022 Waterfowl Hunting Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

The NJDEP Division of Fish and Wildlife has finalized the 2021-22 migratory bird hunting seasons. Below are notable highlights: The bag limit during the Regular Canada goose season in the North and South Zones was reduced to 1 bird. The scaup bag limit remains at 1 bird during the first 40 days, and 2 birds during the last 20 days, during the duck season in each zone. The gallinule bag limit was reduced to 1 bird. In addition...

SCDNR Accepting Applications for 2021-22 Waterfowl Lottery Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

The S.C. SCDNR is now accepting applications for waterfowl lottery hunts on public lands through October 15th at 5:00 pm. A non-refundable fee of $20 is required of all applicants for the Multi-site Waterfowl Lottery Hunt and $5 per youth applicant for the Youth Multi-site Waterfowl Hunt. After the selection process occurs, only the primary applicant will receive email notification of the drawing’s completion. The following hunt locations will not be available...

SCDNR Accepting Applications for the 2021 McBee WMA Quail Lottery Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) is now accepting applications for the McBee WMA Quail Lottery Hunts through Oct. 15, 2021 at 5:00 pm. A non-refundable fee of $5 is required of all applicants for the lottery. Youth hunters on the application must be at least 10 years old. All hunts are 2 consecutive days except the first and last hunt date which are only 1-day hunts. The limit of quail will be...

Wyoming Requiring Mandatory CWD Samples From Two Deer Hunt Areas
Posted by TBC Press on: 09/07/21

The Wyoming GFD is trying something new this year in their ongoing effort to monitor chronic wasting disease in Wyoming. CWD is a fatal disease of the central nervous system in mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and moose. For the first time, Game and Fish is requiring mandatory CWD sample submission on deer harvested from Deer Hunt Areas 96 and 97. These areas are home to the Sweetwater Herd Unit in the Lander Region. These hunt areas were selected because...