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Michigan Deer Hunting Opportunities in Nov for Hunters with Health Challenges
Posted on: 10/30/18

Michigan hunters with qualifying disabilities are encouraged to take advantage of reserved deer hunting opportunities at the Pierce Road Hunt Unit of the Sharonville State Game Area (in Jackson and Washtenaw counties). As part of the DNR’s Michigan Operation Freedom Outdoors initiative, this 600-acre unit was...

Minnesota 2018 Firearms Deer Season Opens Nov 3 - Some Points to Remember
Posted on: 10/30/18

Minnesota’s firearms deer season begins a half-hour before sunrise on Saturday, Nov. 3. Some points to remember: Hunters will have additional deer hunting opportunities because deer numbers continue to rebound across the state. Many areas now have populations at or above goal levels. The DNR requires hunters in...

Pennsylvania 2018 Black Bear Hunting Season Opens with Archery Nov 14
Posted on: 10/30/18

Pennsylvania's statewide bear seasons get underway with the five-day archery season Nov. 14-18, followed by the four-day firearms season Nov. 19 and 21-23, and Pennsylvania Game Commission Bear Biologist Mark Ternent says hunters will find approximately 20,000 bears roaming the state, the most in modern times. Locally, this even includes...

Pennsylvania 2018 Deer Rifle Hunting Season Opens Nov 26
Posted on: 10/30/18

The Pennsylvania 2018 two-week firearms season for deer will open statewide on the Monday following Thanksgiving. The statewide season this year runs from Nov. 26 to Dec. 8. A general hunting license is required to hunt in any season. One antlered deer per license year can be taken with a general hunting license. In addition...

Pennsylvania 2018 Pheasant Hunting Season is Underway
Posted on: 10/30/18

Pennsylvania 2018 pheasant hunting season opened statewideOct 20 and runs through Nov. 24. The season re-opens again Dec. 10-24 and Dec. 26-Feb. 28. Bag limit is (2 daily, 6 possession). Male pheasants only in WMUs 4E and 5A. Male and female pheasants may be taken in...

Pennsylvania 2018-19 Duck Hunting Opens in South Zone Nov 20 -- Mandatory Life Jacket Requirement Starts Nov 1
Posted on: 10/30/18

Pennsylvania 2018-19 duck hunting opens in South Zone Nov 20 and runs through Jan 19. The PFBC is reminding boaters that beginning November 1 and lasting through April 30. Bag limits for ducks, sea ducks, coots and Mergansers are...

Pennsylvania 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting Gets Underway
Posted on: 10/30/18

Pennsylvania’s wild turkey season began Oct. 27 in most parts of the state, but hunters are reminded that season lengths vary by Wildlife Management Unit, and fall-turkey hunting is closed in some areas. Overall, the season structure and season lengths in each Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) is nearly identical to...

California Reopens Klamath River Upstream of Interstate 5 to Chinook Salmon Fishing
Posted on: 10/29/18

The California (CDFW) Iron Gate Hatchery has determined that the take of 8,000 fall Chinook Salmon at the hatchery triggers the reopening of the recreational Chinook Salmon fishery Oct 29, 2018 between Interstate 5, near Hornbrook, and 3,500 feet below the hatchery. Recreational anglers will be able to harvest two Chinook Salmon, but no more than...