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Maryland Canada Goose Season Opens Nov 17
Posted on: 11/13/18

Maryland’s migratory Atlantic Population Canada goose hunting season begins Nov. 17, and is split into two segments: Nov. 17 through Nov. 23, 2018, and again from Dec. 14, 2018 through Feb. 2, 2019. The daily bag limit is...

Montana Confirms CWD in Deer Harvested in Liberty & Carbon Counties
Posted on: 11/13/18

Montana confirms that second tests on tissue samples from a white-tailed buck harvested in southern Liberty County and a mule deer doe harvested within the CWD-positive area in Carbon County came back positive for chronic wasting disease. The whitetail in Liberty County was harvested in hunting district 400, but outside both...

South Dakota Annual Bison Auction at Custer State Park Nov 21
Posted on: 11/13/18

The 53rd Annual Custer State Park Bison Auction is on Nov. 17 at 10:00 a.m. at the Custer State Park Visitor Center with an estimated 330 bison available in the sale. This year’s offerings include 10 mature bred cows, 14 open mature cows, five two-year-old bred heifers, 15 yearling heifers and...

Arizona 2018-19 Waterfowl Hunting is Underway through Jan 2019
Posted on: 11/10/18

The Arizona 2018-19 general waterfowl season in the “Mountain Zone” (Game Management Units 1-5, 7, 9, 11M, 12A, and those portions of Units 6 and 8 within Coconino County) began Oct 5 and runs through Jan 13, 2019. The general waterfowl season in the “Desert Zone” began...

High Water Closes Arkansas Deer Hunting in Some Areas
Posted on: 11/10/18

High water on the White and Cache rivers has forced the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to temporarily close deer season in some wildlife management areas of eastern Arkansas, as well as some private land in the Cache River basin. Modern gun deer season opens Nov. 10 and deer hunters are urged to...

Apply Online for Arkansas 2018-19 Waterfowl Hunts by Nov 11
Posted on: 11/10/18

The first application period for Arkansas waterfowl hunts is Nov. 8-11 for hunts on Nov. 17, 18, 20 and 21. Only certain locations are drawn online, and only for Saturdays and Sundays. If a permit holder does not claim their location before that day’s on-site draw is...

Georgia 2018-19 Waterfowl Season Opens Nov 17
Posted on: 11/10/18

Georgia 2018-19 waterfowl hunting season opens Sat, Nov. 17. Duck season dates are Nov. 17–25 and Dec. 8–Jan. 27. Duck and goose hunters across Georgia should find similar wetland conditions to last year, according to experts with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. Last year...

Apply for Georgia 2018 Youth Quail Quota Hunts by Nov 30
Posted on: 11/10/18

Georgia hunters can apply for two scheduled youth quail quota hunts that will take place on land managed for bobwhite quail, according to the Georgia DNR. These hunts are made possible by generous private landowners that participate in Georgia’s Bobwhite Quail Initiative. Quota applications for either youth quail hunt must be received by November 30, 2018. Only...

West Kentucky WMA Hosts 78th National Retriever Championship Nov 10-17
Posted on: 11/10/18

The National Retriever Championship is the Super Bowl of the competitive retrieving world, and is being held in Kentucky for the first time this year. The event starts Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources’ West Kentucky Wildlife Management Area (WMA) outside Paducah. It continues through...

Oregon Reopens Portions of Siletz River for Chinook Fishing
Posted on: 11/10/18

Effective Saturday, Nov. 10, the section of the Siletz River from the mouth upstream to the ODFW marker located 1,200 feet above the Ojalla Bridge is open to Chinook angling through Dec. 31. ;The river upstream of...

Tennessee 2018-19 Deer Gun Hunting Season Opens Nov 17
Posted on: 11/10/18

Tennessee’s 2018-19 gun hunting season for deer opens Saturday, Nov. 17. Deer gun season has the traditional opening date of the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving. During gun season, sportsmen may also use muzzleloader or archery equipment. The season will continue through Jan. 6, 2019. The second Young Sportsman Hunt is...

Hunt Quail in Utah Through Dec
Posted on: 11/10/18

You can hunt both Gambel's and California quail in Utah from Nov 3 until Dec. 31. (Utah is also home to a small population of scaled quail, but hunting for them is not allowed.) The number of Gambel's quail has dipped a bit this year, but decent numbers of birds should still be available. The Division of Wildlife Resources, says opportunities to hunt California quail in Utah are...