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Georgia 2019 Deer Archery Season gets Underway
Posted on: 09/18/19

Georgia archery hunters hit the woods Saturday, Sept. 14 for their chance at bringing home some venison, according to the Georgia DNR. Georgia WRD operates more than 100 public wildlife management areas (WMAs). These areas offer hunting dates throughout deer season. Maps, dates and more info can be found online. State law allows hunters to harvest up to 10 antlerless deer, and no more than...

Indiana 2019 Deer Reduction Zone Season is Underway
Posted on: 09/18/19

Indiana 2019 deer reduction zone season got underway Sept 15 and runs through Jan 31, 2020. Deer Reduction Zones, previously called urban zones, give hunters opportunities to harvest deer in defined urban areas and along portions of Indiana highways, in addition to harvests allowed within statewide bag limits elsewhere in Indiana. Bag limit: 10 deer, of which only one can be antlered. Individuals hunting in...

Indiana 2019 Youth Deer Season, Sept. 28-29 - Regular Archery Opens in Oct
Posted on: 09/18/19
Indiana 2019 youth deer hunting season opens Sept 28-29. Youth age 17 or younger on the date of the hunt can participate but must be accompanied by an adult who is at least 18 years of age. The youth hunter must possess a valid license for hunting deer (youth hunt/trap combo or other) while in the field unless exempt from needing a license. The youth’s adult partner must possess a valid hunting license of any type that is not an apprentice license. All hunters must...

Reserve a Spot for Indiana 2019 Put-and-Take Pheasant Hunts
Posted on: 09/18/19

Hunters can reserve put/take pheasant hunts at online from 6 a.m. ET Sept. 7 until midnight Nov. 30 on designated DNR properties. You must register online. Hunts are no longer available first-come, first-served at the properties. The cost is $30 per reservation. Participating properties this year include: Atterbury, Glendale, J.E. Roush Lake, Pigeon River, Tri-County, Willow Slough, and Winamac Fish & Wildlife Areas. Reservations are...

Indiana 2019 Early Teal Hunting Season Open through Sept 29
Posted on: 09/18/19
Indiana 2019 waterfowl hunting season got under way with the early teal season Sept 14- 29. Daily bag limit; six, Possession limit: 18. Shooting hours: sunrise to sunset, HIP registration required *No teal hunting on Kankakee FWA. Canada geese (all zones): Opened Sept. 14 – 22. Regular DUCK season for goldeneyes, ruddy ducks, ring-necked ducks, buffleheads, gadwalls, long-tailed ducks, scoters, teal, wigeon and shovelers opens...

Maryland Oyster Season Dates, Limits Set for 2019-2020
Posted on: 09/18/19

The Maryland DNR has issued season limits for the 2019-2020 oyster harvesting season. Effective immediately, the 2019-20 season will begin October 1, 2019 with no commercial harvesting on Wednesdays, and temporary closures to wild harvesting in certain areas. Additionally, the recreational harvest will be limited to three days a week (Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays only) with...

Applications Being Accepted for Maryland 2019 Pheasant Hunts
Posted on: 09/18/19
The Maryland DNR invites all hunters — including junior, apprentice, and lapsed hunters — to apply to participate in this year’s stocked pheasant hunts, which take place November 23-24. Space is limited at each area to assure a quality experience. All interested hunters must have a DNR ID number and valid Maryland hunting license, and must apply to participate using an online application form. The application deadline is Oct. 18. Participants will...

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Tickets Available for Minnesota 2019 Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Banquet
Posted on: 09/18/19

Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz invites all Minnesotans to join him on Friday, Oct. 11 for the 9th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Community Banquet in Austin. Tickets to the banquet are $35 each and can be purchased at Discover Austin, or by calling 507-437-4563. The banquet will feature a social hour, dinner, and program which will include...

What Hunters Can Expect for Utah 2019-20 Upcoming Waterfowl Hunts
Posted on: 09/18/19
With the exception of swans (which require a permit from the hunt drawing), the rest of the waterfowl hunts in Utah are open to anyone with a Utah hunting license. However, you are also required to have a Harvest Information Program (HIP) number to hunt any waterfowl in Utah, and a federal duck stamp if you are over the age of 15. NEW THIS YEAR; Lower pintail duck limit: The daily bag limit for pintail ducks has been reduced to one bird per day. Seasons are as follows...