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New Native Trout Challenge Kicks Off in 12 Western States
Posted on: 05/20/19
Your love of catching trout in the West can now win you the adventure of a lifetime! The Western Native Trout Challenge is a new lifetime goal opportunity that you navigate at your own pace. By participating in the challenge, you will learn about native trout and where to find them, and help the Western Native Trout Initiative (WNTI) conserve 21 native trout and char species in the 12 states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. Adults 18+ pay a one-time fee of $25 and get maps, information and...

Pennsylvania Angler Lands New State Record Lake Trout
Posted on: 05/20/19

The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) is pleased to announce a new state record lake trout! On May 11, 2019, angler Keith Miller, 73, of Cranberry Township, Venango County joined friends with God's Grace Sport Fishing, a charter company, for a scouting trip for the upcoming summer fishing season on Lake Erie. Departing from the North East Marina in Erie County, Miller along with...

Saskatchewan’s New Trespass Laws Could Hurt Canada Hunters
Posted on: 05/20/19

Trespass laws and requirements for accessing private property for hunting vary across Canada, with Saskatchewan currently having one of the most confusing sets of regulations. For starters, the province’s Trespass Act requires land to be posted or “enclosed” before permission to enter is required (basically, enclosed land refers to property surrounded by a fence to keep in livestock). On the surface, it seems...

Apply by June 25 for LDWF 2019 Waterfowl Group Hunts
Posted on: 05/17/19
The Louisiana DWF will accept applications beginning Friday (May 17) for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA). The cost of the 2019-20 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and the application form is available on the LDWF website. A completed application form and $2,500 deposit must be submitted to LDWF by the close of business June 25. The fee covers...

Louisiana Accepting Applications for 2019 Alligator Lottery
Posted on: 05/17/19

The Louisiana DWF will conduct alligator lottery harvests on 19 LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 25 public lakes and one U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) property Aug. 28-Oct. 3, 2019. Applications are now available and are due by July 5. Interested participants may print out an application form from LDWF’s website. Applications and a non-refundable fee of..

Louisiana Opens 2019 Shrimp Season May 20 to Remaining State Outside Waters
Posted on: 05/17/19

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries announced that the portion of state outside waters between the Atchafalaya River Ship Channel at Eugene Island westward to western shore of Freshwater Bayou Canal shall reopen to shrimping at 6:00 a.m. on May 20, 2019. The area to open is defined as follows...

Missouri Anglers Catch New 2019 State Record Black Buffalo &Yellow Perch
Posted on: 05/17/19
The MDC congratulates Joshua Lee of Bernie on his record-breaking 76-pound black buffalo shot in Stoddard County. The MDC also congratulates Isaac Bohm, 13, of Huntsville, on catching the first state-record yellow perch taken by alternative methods. Lee shot the whopper of a black buffalo while bowfishing at Duck Creek Conservation Area Pool 1 April 21. The previous record weighed 74-pounds. Bohm caught the record perch at a private pond in Randolph County May 11 using...

Poor Returns Stifle Northeast Oregon Spring Chinook Salmon Seasons
Posted on: 05/17/19

Spring Chinook fishing on the Snake, Wallowa, and Imnaha Rivers and Lookingglass Creek in northeast Oregon will remain closed in 2019 due to low returns. As updated run size estimates are available, an opening of a season may be considered on Lookingglass Creek. ODFW will not be opening the Snake River for adult spring Chinook salmon below Hells Canyon Dam in 2019 due to...