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Enjoy 2019 National Hunting & Fishing Day Sept 28th
Posted on: 09/27/19

Each year National Hunting and Fishing Day on the fourth Saturday in September recognizes the conservationist and preservationist found in those who hunt and fish across the country. For those who enjoy hunting and fishing, doing so responsibly is important. Following safety guidelines keeps them and others safe. Follow posted guidelines and hunt within the season. Check with your state fish & game department on...

Hawaii 2019 Lana'i Axis Deer Hunting Season Applications Available Sept 30
Posted on: 09/27/19
Hawaii deer hunting enthusiasts can soon apply to hunt for the new season. Application forms for the 2020 Lana’i Axis deer hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all DOFAW Offices statewide September 30, 2019. Applicants can apply online and pay a $10.00 fee. Applications received without the required application fee will not be processed and will be returned. The deadline for submitting applications will be...

Illinois State & Federal Sites to be Open for 2019 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Seasons
Posted on: 09/27/19
A number of Illinois state parks, fish and wildlife areas, conservation areas and recreation areas will be open to youth waterfowl hunting during the 2019 Youth Waterfowl Hunting Seasons. At most sites, regulations that apply during the regular waterfowl hunting season apply during the Youth Hunt (hunters should check for site-specific regulations, including changes in legal shooting hours). During the Youth Hunt, the bag limits are...

Montana Sets 2019 Urban Archery Deer Hunt in Roundup
Posted on: 09/27/19
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks has scheduled a special archery-only hunt for property in and around Roundup to reduce the number of mule deer in town. Special tags for the hunt go on sale on a first-come first-served basis starting at 5 a.m. Oct. 1, 2019, online or at any license dealer. See Map of Area. FWP has issued 120 either-sex mule deer hunting licenses specifically for the Roundup management season at $10 each for residents and $75 each for non-residents. The season will run from ...

Apply by Oct 20 for Arkansas 2019 Youth Deer Hunt at Cooks Lake
Posted on: 09/26/19

Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission and the Arkansas Game and Fish Foundation will host a special hunting experience at Cook's Lake, Dec. 7-8, 2019. Applications for the hunt will be accepted through Oct. 20, 2019. Six youth applicants who are 6 through 15 years old as of Dec. 1, 2019 will be invited to experience this incredible opportunity to...

Arkansas First-ever Crappie Expo in Hot Springs October 4-6
Posted on: 09/26/19

Get hooked on fishing and learn from some of the best in the crappie-fishing world at the inaugural Mr. Crappie Invitational and Crappie Expo in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Oct. 4-6. One hundred of America’s top crappie-fishing teams have been invited to compete for $100,000 on Lake Hamilton, one of the most popular boating and angling destinations in Arkansas. On Friday through...

California 2019 Recreational Spiny Lobster Season Opens Sept 28
Posted on: 09/26/19

Thousands of lobster divers and hoop netters are eagerly awaiting the start of the sport season for California’s spiny lobster, which opens at 6 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 28 and continues through March 18, 2020. Spiny lobster taken must measure at least 3 1/4 inches in length and are measured in a straight line on the midline of the back from the rear edge of the eye socket to the rear edge of the body shell. The daily bag and possession limit is...