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California Reminds Trinity River Anglers to Turn in Fish Tags
Posted on: 09/13/18

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is reminding Trinity River anglers to return Coho salmon, Chinook salmon and steelhead tags in a timely manner. Tag return information is used each year to calculate harvest and help biologists estimate population size of steelhead and salmon runs. In addition...

California Closes Salmon Fishing on the Klamath River
Posted on: 09/13/18

Based upon California (CDFW) projections of the recreational fall Chinook salmon catch on the Klamath River, anglers will meet the Lower Klamath River adult fall Chinook salmon quota below the Highway 96 Bridge near Weitchpec for the 2018 season as of 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12. This triggers the closure of the adult Chinook salmon fishery on...

Delaware Angler Reels in New State Record Cobia
Posted on: 09/13/18

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife has confirmed a new state record in the Delaware Sport Fishing Tournament: a 79-pound, 6.4-ounce cobia, caught in the Atlantic Ocean on Aug. 10 by John Burbage of Ocean View. The fish was 56½ inches long and had a girth of 28¼ inches. Burbage was fishing alone about...

Delaware Expands Recreational Black Sea Bass Season
Posted on: 09/13/18

DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife announced today regulatory changes that expand Delaware’s recreational black sea bass fishing season. The new black sea bass season runs uninterrupted from May 15 through Dec. 31. The 12.5-inch recreational minimum size limit and...

Hawaii Make-up Date for 2018 Feral Goat, Sheep & Pig Hunts
Posted on: 09/13/18

The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) announces a make-up date for hunters impacted by the cancellation of the Pu‘u Wa‘awa‘a Forest Reserve Youth and Disabled and Makai archery hunt for the weekend of August 25-26, 2018 due to Hurricane Lane. The make-up dates are...

Tickets Available for Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Banquet
Posted on: 09/13/18

Gov. Mark Dayton invites all Minnesotans to join him on Friday, Oct. 12 for the 8th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener Community Banquet in Luverne. Social hour begins at 5:00 p.m., followed by the community banquet at 6:00 p.m. Tickets to the banquet are $40 each and can be purchased at...

Buy Montana Hunter Bonus Points & Nonresident Preference Points by Sept 30
Posted on: 09/13/18

Montana hunters who did not apply for this year’s special license drawings or who are new to hunting have until Sept. 30 to purchase bonus points to help in future drawings. This opportunity allows hunters not applying for special licenses to still build their bonus points by purchasing one for future drawings. In addition...

Oregon Central Coast Opens for Two More Days of Ocean Coho
Posted on: 09/13/18

Oregon ocean waters from Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt. will be open for more coho salmon fishing this Friday and Saturday (Sept. 14-15). This is the second open period for the 2018 non selective coho season. During the first two-day period anglers averaged more than...

Wisconsin Bow Fishermen Break Grass Carp State Record Twice in One Day
Posted on: 09/13/18

Wisconsin Bow Fisherman Michael Mahnke of Waukesha shot a 38-1/4 inch, 34 pound, 7.2 ounce grass carp on August 5 from the Mississippi River in Grant County. The fish broke the existing record by over a pound and a half. The ink was barely dry on his record when...