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South Carolina 2019 Deer Hunting Regulation Changes
Posted on: 07/16/19

South Carolina deer hunters should start seeing deer tags for the 2019 season in their mailboxes soon, and there are significant changes to the antlerless tagging system that all hunters need to be aware of before taking to the field. New for this year are improvements to the Antlerless Deer Tag program. The new law eliminates the eight date specific anterless tags, replacing them with...

Deadline to Enter South Dakota Hunt for Habitat Raffle is Aug 15
Posted on: 07/15/19
Outdoor enthusiasts looking for the hunt of a lifetime should look to a new opportunity ins South Dakota called the Hunt for Habitat super tag raffle. The raffle offers two prize options for 2019 with four total prize packages available. The deadline to enter the Hunt For Habitat raffle is Aug. 15. Winners will be drawn Aug. 19. Three winners will receive one any elk, one any deer and one any antelope license. The winners of these packages will...

Indiana to Host the 2019 NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships July 17-28
Posted on: 07/12/19

The 100th Annual NRA National Smallbore Rifle Championships are less than a week away, but there is still time to be a part of history. Wa-Ke’-De rifle range in Bristol, IN, will once again host the Championships from July 17-28. Championships are limited to 200 competitors per program (Metric 3-P, Conventional 3-P and Conventional Prone) and walk-ups are welcome. Additionally, it will once again feature...

Indiana 2019 State Parks Draw Deer Hunt Application Opens July 15
Posted on: 07/12/19

Indiana hunters can apply online for State Parks Deer Management Draw Hunts beginning July 15. Applications are only available online and close Aug. 26. Applicants must possess any valid license to take a deer in Indiana at the time of the application, excluding an apprentice license, and must be Indiana residents who will be 18 years of age by the date of the first hunt. 2019 State Parks Deer Management Draw Hunt properties are...

Indiana 2019 Reserved Hunt Deadlines for Deer, Upland Bird & Waterfowl
Posted on: 07/12/19

The online method is the only wayfor Indiana hunters to apply for deer, upland bird & waterfowl reserved hunts. Applicants must possess a hunting license valid for the hunt for which they are applying. Applications must be completed by the application deadline. Hunters will be selected through a random computerized drawing. A link to view drawing results will be posted online within...

Michigan DNR Approves 2019 Deer Regulations Related to CWD
Posted on: 07/12/19

A series of deer hunting regulations aimed at slowing the spread of chronic wasting disease were approved by the Michigan DNR Commission at its regular monthly meeting in Lansing. The action came after a thorough review of the best available science on CWD and multiple opportunities for public input. Major deer hunting regulations, which were approved for the 2019 deer seasons, unless noted otherwise, include...

Ohio Fishing Just Got Easier with the Fishing Tips by Species Guide
Posted on: 07/12/19

There are fish to be caught all year round in Ohio if you know where to go, how to fish, and what to pursue. The steelhead run in February or March is unbeatable, but good luck catching one in the heat of summer. Come May, the muskie fishing is as good as it gets if you cast across spawning coves. You can catch...

Oregon to Close Razor Clamming on Clatsop Beaches July 15-Sept 30
Posted on: 07/12/19

The annual Oregon summer conservation closure for razor clams begins Monday, July 15 and runs through Sept. 30 on Clatsop beaches (from Tillamook Head in Seaside to the mouth of the Columbia River). Clatsop beaches are the most productive razor clam beaches in the state, accounting for more than 90 percent of total harvest. Harvest for razor clams continues to be open on...