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Apply Now for Unique Wisconsin 2019 Deer Hunts at Sandhill Wildlife Demonstration Area
Posted on: 05/17/19
Two unique Wisconsin deer hunting opportunities to be held this fall (2019) at Sandhill Wildlife Demonstration Area will provide opportunities for youth to learn to hunt and one for beginning adults. A one-day learn-to-hunt workshop is open to both youth ages 12-15 and adult beginners. The deadline to apply for either the learn to hunt workshop or the two-day antlerless-only hunt is June 30, 2019. Applications are available on the DNR website. In addition...

Arkansas 2019 Squirrel Hunting Season Opens
Posted on: 05/16/19
Although most people associate hunting squirrels in early fall when hickory nuts and acorns begin to ripen, Arkansas’s squirrel season officially opens May 15 each year. The season will remain open until the end of February, making it Arkansas's longest hunting season. If you don’t have a food source picked out, don’t panic. Squirrels aren’t too much of a challenge to figure out any time of year. Just like during fall and winter, they’re going to be most active first thing in the morning...

Florida 2019 Waterfowl Regulation Changes and Seasons
Posted on: 05/16/19

Florida 2019-2020 season dates for ducks, geese and other migratory birds are available now. Please be aware that changes for the 2019-20 migratory bird hunting season include a decrease in the daily bag limit of mallards from four to two (no more than one of which may be female) and a decrease in the daily bag limit of northern pintails from two to one. In addition...

Kansas Approves 2019-20 Waterfowl Seasons
Posted on: 05/16/19

At its April 25 meeting in Colby, the Kansas Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KWPT) Commission voted on a number of amendments and approved 2019-2020 waterfowl seasons as follows: TEAL - High Plains Unit: Sept. 21-29, 2019 - Low Plains Zones: Sept. 14-29, 2019. Duck, Geese and Youth waterfowl hunting seasons are...

Maryland Reminds Angers of New Fishing Regulations as 2019 Striped Bass Season Opens
Posted on: 05/16/19
Maryland’s regular striped bass season gets underway on May 16,and anglers are reminded of the conservation regulations put in place last year are in effect through the end of 2019. When fishing in the Chesapeake Bay and its tidal tributaries, anglers must use non-offset circle hooks when live-lining or chumming, and must use circle hooks or J hooks when using fish, crabs, worms, or processed baits. The minimum size striped bass that may be kept is,,,

State Directory of FREE Fishing Days for 2019
Posted on: 05/16/19
These are days – some states even offer free fishing weekends – where anglers can go fishing without a license. Check out the next free fishing days in your state. Please note that the individual states may place certain restrictions and other regulations may apply, so be sure to contact your state fish and wildlife agency for specific state regulations. STATE'S FREE FISHING DAYS for 2019 are...

TPWD Warns Anglers About Virus from Imported Bait Shrimp
Posted on: 05/16/19

TPWD wants to warn all anglers to only use bait shrimp native to the Gulf of Mexico when fishing in fresh or salt water. Shrimp is a popular choice to use for bait, but not all shrimp species can safely (or legally) be used. Never use imported shrimp as bait. If people fishing use imported shrimp as bait, they could introduce a deadly virus known as...

Florida 2019 Lionfish Challenge and Festival Opens May 18
Posted on: 05/15/19

Join the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) and the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau in Destin May 18 and 19 for the fifth annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar and HarborWalk Village. The Lionfish 2019 Challenge opens May 18, 2019 through Labor Day (Sept. 2, 2019. Participants can compete in either...