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TPWD Sets Federal Red Snapper Season for 2020
Posted on: 04/01/20

Texas private recreational angler red snapper season opens Monday, June 1, 2020 for a projected 63-days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. Bag and size limits will remain unchanged; 2 fish per person daily with a 16-inch minimum size limit in...

Arizona 2020 Leftover Elk Permit-Tags Remain Only for “Low Density” Hunt
Posted on: 03/31/20

The Arizona GFD random draw for 2020 elk hunts has been over for weeks, and all leftover permit-tags are gone -- with one exception. More than 600 hunt permit-tags remain available for the minimal occurrence zone/low-density hunt in game management units 12A, 12B, 13A and 13B. There are two ways that hunters can purchase these leftovers on a first-come, first-served basis by...

Michigan 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Season to Open April 18 - OTC permits may still be available
Posted on: 03/31/20

The Michigan 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Season to open April 18 and run through May 31.Detailed information about spring turkey regulations, management units, hunting hours and more can be found in the Spring Turkey Digest. Any leftover licenses will be sold until quotas are met. Any limited-quota licenses that remain as of March 30 at 10 a.m. EST may be purchased by any hunter, including...

New Hampshire 2020 Spring Turkey Hunting Season to Proceed as Scheduled
Posted on: 03/31/20

The Granite State’of New Hampshire's 2020 spring turkey hunt remains slated to open on May 1, and run through May 31, with the youth turkey hunt taking place the preceding weekend, Saturday, April 25, and Sunday, April 26. However, this is subject to change based on the statewide efforts to control the spread of the COVID-19 virus. Because of this public health emergency, many licensing agents may be closed or...

Pennsylvania Fishing Regulations Changes for Trout & Atlantic Striped Bass
Posted on: 03/31/20

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) recently announced several changes to the 2020 trout season changes to the Atlantic striped bass fishing regulations within the Delaware Estuary, Delaware River, and West Branch Delaware River. Other changes include...

All Colorado Parks and Wildlife Campgrounds Now Closed Until Further Notice
Posted on: 03/27/20

As the State of Colorado continues taking measures to combat the spread of COVID-19, CPW will close all playgrounds, campgrounds, camping and camping facilities (including yurts and cabins) at Colorado’s state parks as well as camping at State Wildlife Areasas of March 26 until further notice. CPW will notify all campers currently on-site to vacate immediately. non-campground outdoor areas of parks, including trails, boat ramps, marinas and shorelines remain open foe now. Restrooms also remain open, however...

Deadline to Apply Online for Montana 2020 Deer/Elk Permits April 1
Posted on: 03/27/20

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks reminds hunters that the deadline to apply for deer and elk licenses for nonresidents and deer and elk permits for everyone is April 1. The purchase deadline for spring black bear is April 14 without a 24 hour wait. Hunters should apply now and not wait until the last minute. Hunters who are applying for special licenses or permits will need to do so online and will still need to...

West Virginia Residents can Enjoy FREE Fishing through April 24
Posted on: 03/27/20

West Virginia Governor Jim Justice has announced that to encourage solitary outdoor activity during the coronavirus outbreak, state residents can enjoy free fishing through Friday, April 24. The requirement to possess a fishing license to fish in state-regulated waters has been waived for state residents, though anglers must practice safe social distancing. Law enforcement officers with the DNR will continue to patrol all...