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CDFW Offering 2019-2020 Waterfowl Hunts at East Bay Ecological Reserve
Posted on: 11/04/19

One hundred California hunters can soon participate in no-fee waterfowl hunts amid restored salt ponds at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. Eden Landing waterfowl hunts are unique in that there are no fees charged and hunting is offered on some Tuesdays and Thursdays when many public waterfowl hunting areas are closed. Access to ELER will be open to 100 hunters on a first-come, first-served basis on the following dates...

Delaware 2019 Hunting Seasons Opening in November
Posted on: 11/04/19
Numerous Delaware hunting seasons open in November, including the shotgun deer season from Friday, Nov. 15 through Sunday, Nov. 24 (Sunday included). Other popular hunting seasons opening in November include the second season split for ducks and the first season split for Canada goose, with many other hunting seasons also opening. The November shotgun deer season is the most popular deer season. During Delaware’s five-month deer season, nearly 50 percent of the overall annual deer harvest typically occurs during...

Hawaii 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season Gets Underway
Posted on: 11/04/19
The Hawaii DLNR announced the opening of the 2019-2020 Game Bird Hunting Season Saturday, November 2, 2019. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 25, 2020. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. PRIVATELY OWNED LANDS are open to game bird hunting on weekends, state holidays and Wednesdays – Thursdays for Units A, G, PTA and private lands during the regular game bird season which is...

High Water in Louisiana Maurepas Swamp WMA Forces Closure of Deer Hunting Season
Posted on: 11/04/19

Rising flood waters in the Maurepas Swamp Wildlife Management Area (WMA) have triggered an automatic deer hunting season closure. The benchmark closure, enacted by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission, closes deer hunting in the WMA when the flood gauge reaches 3.0 feet. It will remain closed until...

Louisiana Hunters Asked to Use Caution On Clear Creek WMA Due to Ongoing Seismic Work
Posted on: 11/04/19

The Louisiana LDWF is notifying users of Clear Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA) that seismic operations are currently taking place within the WMA and caution should be used. Seismic activities may continue until mid- to late December. For the safety of both hunters and seismic crews, LDWF is asking hunters to avoid areas where seismic activity is taking place. Clear Creek WMA is located in...

New York Remaining 2019 OTC Deer Management Permits Available
Posted on: 11/04/19
The New York DEC announced that remaining deer management permits (DMPs) in several wildlife management units (WMUs) are available to hunters beginning Nov. 1. DMPs, which allow hunters to harvest antlerless deer, are issued for specific WMUs to control deer populations. In some WMUs, all applicants received permits during the initial application process, and the DMP target has not been reached. In these units, DEC will re-open the DMP application process on a first-come, first-served basis. Hunters may apply for up to...

Special Ohio Controlled Hunting & Trapping Drawings Announced
Posted on: 11/04/19
Special controlled hunting and trapping opportunities are available to Ohio residents at the recently purchased Andreoff Wildlife Area and Eagle Creek Wildlife Area according to the ODNR Division of Wildlife. Andreoff Wildlife Area; Registration for all hunts takes place on a first-come, first-served basis and opened online on Nov. 1. Eagle Creek Wildlife Area; The drawing will take place at the Indian Creek Wildlife Area headquarters. The first drawings will be held on Saturday, Nov. 16 at noon. Hunts are available for...

Texas Waterfowl Hunters Reminded to Help Prevent Spread of Giant Salvinia
Posted on: 11/04/19
With Texas duck hunting season getting underway in most of the state in early November, the TPWD is reminding waterfowl hunters to clean, drain and dry boats and equipment before traveling from lake to lake to help avoid spreading invasive species like giant salvinia. In addition to cleaning their boats and trailers, hunters should also make sure they aren’t inadvertently carrying the invasive species on other equipment like waders, decoys and marsh sleds. Giant salvinia is currently present on 16 East Texas lakes, including...

Texas Deer Hunters Welcome Cooler Weather for Opening Weekend
Posted on: 11/04/19

Texas deer hunters hoping for a change in the weather may be in luck for opening weekend of general deer season as weather forecasters predict cooler temperatures across the state. With an estimated 5.3 million deer in the statewide white-tailed deer population, Texas hunters heading to the field this fall are sure to fill their freezers with this season’s bounty. For the first time, 21 counties in south-central Texas can partake in a four-day antlerless season that runs from...

Hunting Opens in Wyoming Grand Teton National Park
Posted on: 11/04/19

The annual fall flood of blaze orange-clad Wyoming hunters strolling the roads around Kelly and Antelope Flats opens in Grand Teton National Park.Capped at 375 permittees, the park’s elk hunt, dubbed a “reduction program,” began Saturday Nov 3 and continues until Dec. 8. The late-season hunt targets herds migrating back from summer ranges on their way to the National Elk Refuge, where...