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Missouri 2021 Regular Spring Turkey Season Opens April 19 - Youth April 10 and 11
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/06/21

Missouri turkey hunters can expect this spring season to be about as challenging as the past few spring seasons according to the Missouri (MDC). The spring turkey hunting season starts with a youth-only weekend April 10 and 11 followed by the regular spring season April 19 through May 9. According to MDC, turkey production was generally poor statewide in 2019. Therefore, hunters can expect...

Montana Reminds Hunters: The Deadline to Apply for 2021 Spring Black Bear is April 14
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/06/21

Montana FWP reminds hunters that the deadline to apply for 2021 spring black bear is April 14. Hunters who are applying for special licenses and permits need to have a valid email address. Hunters can apply for permits on the FWP website; click on Buy and Apply. Most FWP offices will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please verify your application prior to submission, as changes after submission will not be permitted. Special licenses and permits will...

NY 2021 Striped Bass Season Open on the Hudson River: Marine Waters Open April 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/06/21

The New York start of the recreational striped bass fishing season in the Hudson River and its tributaries north of the George Washington Bridge opened April 1st. The recreational striped bass fishing season will open on April 15 in New York State marine coastal waters south of the George Washington Bridge. DEC continues to work collaboratively with the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASMFC) to require the use of...

Ohio 2021 Yellow Perch Daily Limit Reduced on Lake Erie Effective May 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/06/21

A declining population of Lake Erie yellow perch in the central basin has prompted a reduction in the daily limit to 10 from Huron to Fairport Harbor beginning Saturday, May 1, 2021, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. The daily limit is 30 yellow perch until Friday, April 30, 2021. Lake Erie walleye and yellow perch fisheries are managed through an interagency quota system. Each jurisdiction regulates its catches to...

Idaho 2021 Spring Turkey Outlook Good as General Season Opens April 15 - Youth April 8
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/05/21

Idaho 2021 Youth turkey season opens April 8, and general turkey season opens April 15. According to Idaho Fish and Game biologists around the state, turkey hunters in Idaho can expect more of the same in 2021 — which is great news for hunters looking to bag a gobbler during the spring season. The turkey outlook for the 2021 spring season is looking pretty positive,” said Jeff Knetter, statewide upland game bird manager. Turkey populations, in general...

ODFW Seeks Input on Proposed 2022 Archery Elk Seasons
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/05/21

Southwest Oregon archery elk hunters are encouraged to attend an April 7 virtual meeting to learn about proposed changes to the 2022 archery elk seasons and provide their input. While archery elk hunting in western Oregon and much of eastern Oregon would remain a general season under the draft proposal, several northeast Oregon units would move to some form of controlled archery hunting to better manage elk populations. To join the April 7 southwest Oregon virtual meeting...

ODFW Reminds Angers: No Steelhead Fishing Upstream of McKay Dam from April 1- June 30
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/05/21

The Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) is conducting a study that involves releasing radio-tagged steelhead into McKay Creek, above the McKay Dam. To protect the fish during the study, ODFW is closing all angling for and retention of steelhead from April 1-June 30 upstream of McKay Dam, including in the McKay Reservoir, McKay Creek and all tributaries. There have not been steelhead in this section of McKay Creek for close...

Pennsylvania 2021 Walleye and Sauger Season Opens May 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/05/21

All signs point to a successful 2021 season ahead as the Pennsylvania Walleye and Sauger fishing season is set to begin May 1st. To prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus, all anglers participating in Walleye and Sauger fishing are reminded to practice social distancing and other guidelines. Walleye fishing is regulated under Commonwealth Inland Waters regulations, with a minimum harvest size of 15-inches and a daily creel limit of...