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North Dakota 2019 OTC Spring Turkey Hunting Permits Available March 18
Posted on: 03/06/19

The 2019 spring wild turkey lottery has been held and individual results are available on the North Dakota GFD website. A total of 915 spring turkey licenses remain in nine units. These remaining licenses are issued on a first-come, first-served basis beginning 8 a.m. Central Time March 18. Hunters are allowed a maximum of two licenses for the spring season. Licenses remain in units...

Deadline to Remove North Dakota Fish Houses is March 15
Posted on: 03/06/19

Anglers have until midnight, March 15 to remove permanent fish houses from North Dakota waters, and from any state wildlife management area or federal refuge land. Anglers are advised to remove their house soon because access on many lakes could be restricted due to snow. The deadline of March 15 will not be extended. Fish houses may be used after March 15 if...

South Dakota Commission Proposes West River Whitetail Special Buck Licenses
Posted on: 03/06/19

A proposal by the South Dakota (GFP) Commission would give deer hunters another option for the 2020 deer hunting season and beyond. The proposal would establish a special any whitetail deer license for both residents and nonresidents in the West River deer hunting season. This license would be valid only on private land. The cost of the new license would be...

South Dakota GFP Proposes Bighorn Sheep Season; Finalizes Mountain Goat
Posted on: 03/06/19

The South Dakota GFP Commission, proposed a slight change to the Unit 3 boundary for the 2019 bighorn sheep hunting season by removing an area south and west of Badlands National Park. The proposed hunting season would run Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019, and have four ram bighorn sheep licenses available. In addition...

Tennessee 2019-20 Migratory Gamebird Hunting Seasons Set
Posted on: 03/06/19

The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission set the state’s 2019-20 migratory gamebird hunting seasons at its February meeting. The commission approved the regulations for next season which includes the season dates and bag limits for ducks, geese, crows, dove, snipe, woodcock, rails, and sandhill cranes...

Tennessee has New Fishing Regulations in Effect; Guide Available
Posted on: 03/06/19

Tennessee’s 2019-20 fishing regulations went into effect March 1 and anglers are encouraged to obtain the new Fishing Guide now available online and locations throughout the state. Several of the new fishing regulations established by the Tennessee Commission last fall are geared toward the agency’s effort to battle the invasive Asian carp. In TWRA Region I and II...

Vermont Hunters with Disabilities Register for 2019 Mentored Turkey Hunt by March 9
Posted on: 03/06/19

he Vermont State Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) is partnering with the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department to host a mentored turkey hunting event on May 18 and 19 for hunters with disabilities, called Wheelin’ Sportsmen. Pre-registration is required by March 9, 2019. This event matches hunters with...

Start of Alabama 2019 Spring turkey Season Delayed in some Counties till March 23
Posted on: 03/05/19

Spring turkey season opens March 16 for most Alabama counties. However, the start of turkey season will be delayed for research purposes on these WMAs: Barbour, J.D. Martin-Skyline, Hollins, Oakmulgee, Lowndes, Choccolocco, and Perdido River. The delayed season will run March 23 to April 30, 2019. Bag Limit is...