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Michigan 2019 Black Lake Lake Sturgeon Season Set for Feb 2
Posted on: 01/09/19

One of Michigan’s most anticipated angling opportunities – the annual lake sturgeon fishing season on Black Lake in Cheboygan County – will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The 2019 total season limit on Black Lake is seven lake sturgeon. To reduce the chance of exceeding that limit, officials will close the season if one of two scenarios occurs...

Washington Brant Goose Season Opens with Restrictions Jan 12, 2019
Posted on: 01/09/19

The Washington State traditional 10-day brant season in Pacific County will open Jan. 12. However, The WDFW announced a restricted, three-day hunting season for brant geese in Skagit County, while continuing hunts in three other counties where brant counts have been stable. This year's brant seasons are...

West Virginia’s First Mountaineer Heritage Hunting Season is Jan 10-13
Posted on: 01/09/19

Big game hunters in West Virginia will have the opportunity to take part in the state’s first Mountaineer Heritage Season this week, which runs Thursday through Sunday, Jan. 10-13. During the four-day season, hunters may take a deer or a bear using only primitive weapons. We’re calling it the Mountaineer Heritage Season because hunters may only use...

Wisconsin 2019 Turkey Bonus Harvest Authorizations Available for Purchase Beginning March 18
Posted on: 01/09/19

A total of 244,968 authorizations were available for Wisconsin spring 2019 turkey season. Bonus harvest authorizations that were not issued in the drawing will be available for purchase beginning March 18, and the scheduled sales dates are...

Apply for Wyoming 2019 Big Game Elk & Turkey Hunts by Jan 31
Posted on: 01/09/19

Wyoming 2019 Big game hunt applications opened on Jan. 2. All applications must be submitted online. Residents and non-residents can apply for elk, antelope, deer, spring turkey, bighorn sheep, moose and mountain goat. The first deadline is Jan. 31 for nonresident elk and resident and nonresident spring turkey. In addition...

Registration for Alabama 2019 Spring BOW Workshop Opens Jan 9
Posted on: 01/08/19

Registration for the next Alabama Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop opens on January 9 for first-time attendees and January 15 for both first-timers and those who have previously attended. The Alabama (ADCNR) sponsored event takes place at the 4-H Center near Columbiana, Ala., on March 1-3, 2019. New for 2019, purchase an...

Hawaii Closes Dock at the Maunalua Bay Boat Ramp in East O‘ahu
Posted on: 01/08/19

The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) has closed the public loading dock at the Maunalua Bay boat ramp in east O‘ahu. Engineers are condemning the dock due to structural failure. They report the concrete pier structure could collapse into the water. The ramp will remain open to boaters, but they are not permitted to...

Tennessee Big Game Hunting Closed in Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone
Posted on: 01/08/19

Due to high waters in the Mississippi River Floodwaters Zone, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the closure of all big game hunting in the zone, effective Sunday, Jan 6, 2019. The Mississippi River stage has reached 34 feet at the Caruthersville, Mo. gauge. In accordance with Proclamation 16-45, all big game hunting is closed immediately in the...