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California 2018 Pheasant, Turkey and Second Dove Season Opens Nov 10
Posted on: 11/09/18

California’s 2018 fall hunting season hits full stride Saturday, Nov. 10 with openers for wild pheasant, fall turkey and the second dove season. Combined with hunting seasons already open for quail, chukar, snipe, waterfowl, tree squirrel and rabbits, California hunters have plenty of options to pursue some spectacular game species and...

Hawaii 2018-2019 Game Bird Hunting Season is Underway
Posted on: 11/09/18

The Hawaii 2018-2019 Game Bird Hunting Season opened Saturday, November 3, 2018. The fall game bird hunting season will run through Sunday, January 27, 2019. A valid hunting license and a game bird stamp are required for all game bird hunting on public and private lands. Game bird species include...

EHD Outbreak in Illinois Claims More than 400 Deer
Posted on: 11/09/18

As of October 29, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) has received reports of 432 suspected cases of Epizootic Hemorrhagic Disease (EHD) in white-tailed deer so far in 2018. EHD appears to be at low to moderate levels in counties on or near the Illinois River, extending from Schuyler County to the southwest through...

Kansas 2018 Trout Season Opens November 1
Posted on: 11/09/18

The wait is almost over for Kansas trout anglers eagerly waiting for the Nov. 1 opening day of the trout season, and more than 30 waters around the state will be stocked with rainbow trout before the opener. However, stockings will be delayed a week at...

Apply for Kentucky 2018 Youth-Mentor and Mobility Impaired Waterfowl Quota Hunts by Nov 15
Posted on: 11/09/18

Online applications are being taken through Nov. 15 for Kentucky youth and mobility-impaired waterfowl quota hunts at two state-owned fish hatcheries near Frankfort and Morehead. Hunts will be available on each Saturday and Sunday in January 2019. Hunts are being held at...

Minnesota Winter Anglers Allowed 1 Walleye from Lake Mille Lacs Starting Dec 1
Posted on: 11/09/18

Minnesota winter anglers on Lake Mille Lacs will again enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the third season in a row, according to the Department of Natural Resources. Similar to last season, anglers will be allowed to keep walleye on Mille Lacs starting Saturday, Dec. 1, with no bait restrictions and...

Whitetail Deer, Elk Harvests Remain Slow in Northwest Montana
Posted on: 11/09/18

Mild weather conditions continue to hamper hunter success across northwest Montana. Through the third weekend of Montana’s general big-game hunting season, a total of 6,748 hunters have stopped at five check stations across Region 1. That is nearly 850 fewer hunters than a year ago. In addition...

Ohio 2018 Deer-Gun Hunting Season Opens Nov 26
Posted on: 11/09/18

Ohio’s white-tailed deer continue to provide hunters across the state with excellent opportunities for success as they head out into the field. The deer-gun seasons run from Monday, Nov. 26, to Sunday, Dec. 2, and Dec. 15-16. A new regulation for the 2018-2019 hunting season limits hunters to...

Ohio 2018 Duck and Goose Hunting Reopens Nov 10th - Hunters are Reminded to Brush Up on Waterfowl ID
Posted on: 11/09/18

Ohio 2018 duck and goose hunting reopens Nov 10-Dec 23 in the North Zone. As Ohio’s duck and goose seasons begin, hunters are encouraged to familiarize themselves with waterfowl identification before heading out. Bag limits for hen mallards, pintails and black ducks have been increased to...

Hunt Wild Wisconsin Mobile Application - New for Fall of 2018
Posted on: 11/09/18

New for Fall 2018, the Hunt Wild Wisconsin mobile application has everything hunters need to improve their time in the outdoors. Hunt Wild Wisconsin is going to help our hunters from day one - they can find new public lands, take a look at the regulations, and much more - all in...