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Apply Now for Kentucky’s 2019 Quota Elk Hunts
Posted on: 01/11/19

Quota elk hunters can now apply for a new, either-sex archery/crossbow permit for Kentucky’s 2019 elk season. This new permit gives archery and crossbow hunters the freedom to choose whether to take a bull or a cow,” said Gabe Jenkins, elk program coordinator for the Kentucky DFWR. The deadline to apply is midnight (Eastern time) April 30. In addition to the new permit...

Iowa Antlerless Deer Season Opens Jan 11 in Four Counties
Posted on: 01/10/19

Iowa's special January antlerless deer season will open in Allamakee, Clayton, Wayne and Appanoose counties this Friday Jan 11, 2019. Of those four counties, only Allamakee County has licenses remaining. The January antlerless deer season is January 11-27 and is only open in Allamakee, Clayton, Wayne and Appanoose counties.Hunters may use...

Maryland 2019 Winter Turkey Season Opens Jan 17
Posted on: 01/10/19

The Maryland DNR offers hunters who did not bag a turkey in the fall another chance, as the winter turkey season runs statewide Jan. 17-19. Hunting hours are from one half-hour before sunrise to one half-hour after sunset. The bag limit is one turkey of either sex, provided the hunter did not harvest a turkey in the 2018 fall season. Maryland hunters may only use the following... weapons...

Rhode Island Coyote Hunting Open through Feb 28, 2019
Posted on: 01/10/19

The Rhode Island hunting season for coyotes on state lands opened in September and runs through the last day in February, inclusive, and during the open spring turkey hunting season, April 25 - May 19, 2019. There is no closed season for coyote hunting on private lands. The hunting season for coyotes on Prudence Island shall be...

Rhode Island Acquires 58 Acres of Forestland in Hopkinton For Recreational Use
Posted on: 01/10/19

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) Acquisition of 58 acres – including 1,300 feet of frontage on Blue Pond – preserves critical habitat and provides additional opportunities for hiking, fishing, and hunting within the Rockville Management Area. The management area supports habitat capable of providing for a wide variety of game wildlife including...

Rhode Island Archery Deer Hunting on Block Island (Zone 4) Through Feb 22
Posted on: 01/10/19

Rhode Island archery deer hunting on Block Island (Zone 4) Through Feb 22. Written permission from a landowner must be obtained before hunting on private land and presented to and countersigned by the Block Island Chief of Police. All deer taken must be reported to DEM within 24 hours using...

Rhode Island Pheasant, Bobwhite Quail Hunting Open through Feb 28, 2019
Posted on: 01/10/19

The season for Rhode Island pheasant, cottontail rabbit, gray squirrel, bobwhite quail, red and gray fox opened in October and runs throught Thursday, February 28, 2019. A Gamebird Permit is Required to hunt ring-neck pheasant and bobwhite quail. The daily limit for pheasant is two (2) either sex birds and the daily bag limit for quail is...

Tennessee 2019 Youth Squirrel Hunt Feb 16 in Lawrence County
Posted on: 01/10/19

A popular hunt in the middle Tennessee area is the annual Lawrence County Youth Squirrel Hunt, which will be held on February 16, 2019 at the Gum Springs Missionary Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg. A complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided by volunteers. Hunters must register prior to the day of the hunt. Those attending are to have passed a Hunter Education class and...