The Backcountry Press
The country's premier daily HUNTING & OUTDOOR news in the USA and around the globe.  Read whats happening in your neck of the woods & beyond. 

North America Sportshows

Disclaimer:  The views expressed on this site are that of the authors and not necessarily that of TBC Press

©  2020 TBC Press - All Rights Reserved                                                                                                                                                                                             Website Design by: 

Trending Now
 See Latest Hunting & Fishing Videos on Our Main Page

Tips for Hunting the Rut in Alabama
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/30/20
While the white-tailed deer rut has come and gone in a few areas in Alabama, hunters in the majority of the state are dealing with the December doldrums, waiting for the breeding season to begin in earnest. Alabama native Chuck Sykes, Director of the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries (WFF) Division, said the whitetails in the bulk of the state adjust to the increased activity in the woods, and hunters are having to deal with a lull in deer movement. Hunters should soon start seeing evidence of early rutting behavior with...

Florida Seasonal Spotted Seatrout in Central East Zone Reopens Jan 1, 2021
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/30/20

Spotted seatrout will reopen to Florida recreational harvest Jan. 1 in the central east seatrout management zone, which includes all state and federal waters from Palm Beach through Volusia counties. Spotted seatrout, as well as red drum and snook, also remain catch-and-release only in southwest Florida through May 31, 2021, in waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County...

New Florida Hook & Blueline Tilefish Regulations in Atlantic State Waters Start Jan 1, 2021
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/30/20

Starting Jan. 1, 2021, Florida anglers using hook-and-line with natural bait to target reef fish like snapper or grouper from a vessel in Atlantic state waters will be required to use non-stainless steel, non-offset circle hooks north of 28 degrees north latitude (near Melbourne) and non-stainless steel hooks south of 28 degrees north latitude. Also Starting Jan. 1, the following regulations will go into effect for recreational harvest of blueline tilefish in Atlantic state waters (including Monroe County)...

Early Ice Fishing Walleye Tactics That Will Put You on the Bite
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/30/20
It’s hard to believe in late December we are still talking early ice, but in the Midwest unseasonable warmer temperatures have kept water open. Northern Minnesota and North Dakota, however, are experiencing some excellent early ice walleye fishing and the remainder of the Midwest shouldn’t be too far behind, so get those batteries charged and hooks sharpened because ice fishing season is coming. Here are 10 tips that will help you land more walleyes as lakes begin to freeze...

Ptarmigan Populations Strong in the Colorado Rockies
However Biologists Have Long-Term Concerns
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/30/20

Conservation biologists at Colorado Parks and Wildlife are charged with keeping a close eye on sensitive wildlife – animals that sometimes are classified as species of greatest conservation need by the agency. One of those species is the Southern White-tailed Ptarmigan. CPW biologists become alerted when a conservation organization asks the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to place an animal on the federal endangered species list. If that animal’s range includes Colorado, a team of CPW biologists put together a plan to...

Hawaii Waikiki-Diamond Head Shoreline Area Closed to Fishing for 2021 Starting Jan 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/30/20

The Hawaii Waikīkī-Diamond Head Shoreline Fisheries Management Area (SFMA), O‘ahu, will be closed to fishing for one year, from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2021. The SFMA encompasses the nearshore waters between the ‘Ewa wall of the Waikīkī War Memorial Natatorium and the Diamond Head Lighthouse, from the high-water mark on shore to a minimum seaward distance of...

Fish Iowa Program Opens Registration for Virtual Ice Fishing Courses
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/30/20

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is offering two free virtual ice fishing courses to individuals who have little to no ice fishing experience or would like to further improve their current skills. If you haven't ice fished at all or are looking to sharpen your skills, then these are the courses for you. The events will be held on January 12 and 19 and will run from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information and to begin the registration process...