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Alabama 2019 Special Teal Hunting Season is Open through Sept 29
Posted on: 09/16/19
Alabama 2019 Special Teal hunting season got underway Sept. 14-29 (6 per day) The possession limit is three times the daily bag limit. Shooting hours are from one-half hour before sunrise to sunset each day. Regular waterfowl season for DUCK, COOT AND MERGANSER opens in Nov. NOTE: Registration closed September 15, 2019 for 30 hunting blind locations on the Swan Creek Wildlife Management Area (WMA), however, Hunting opportunities; including...

Strong Storms in Iowa Cause Flooding, Closures at Yellow River State Forest
Posted on: 09/16/19
Flash flooding has forced closures at the Iowa Yellow River State Forest campgrounds and trails. The flash flood hit during the evening hours on Thursday, September 12, and has covered many roads. All of the campgrounds are currently closed. The Creekside equestrian campground will remain closed for the season, Little Paint campground will open as work is completed, Big Paint campground will open September 19, and Frontier equestrian campground will...

Maryland Opens Additional Wildlife Management Areas for Hunting
Posted on: 09/16/19

The Maryland DNR announced two new public hunting opportunities in state WMAs. Browns Branch WMA in Queen Anne’s County and Popes Creek WMA in Charles County are now open to regulated hunting and trapping. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Central Region seasonal permit and make daily reservations. Hunting on the 1,172-acre Browns Branch WMA will be...

Missouri 2019 Early Teal Hunting is Underway - Flood Damge Could Affect Opportunities this Fall
Posted on: 09/16/19
From Sept 7-22, you may hunt Missouri blue-winged teal, green-winged teal, and cinnamon teal. Northern shoveler, northern pintail, and wood ducks have similarly-colored plumage but are illegal to hunt during this season. Flood damage will affect opportunities for waterfowl hunters this fall and winter (Regular ducks and Coot seasons open in Nov) at Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) wildlife areas. The good news is...

Missouri to Implement Black Bear Hunting
Posted on: 09/16/19

Missourians may soon be able to hunt black bears as state officials reach a pivot point on bear management. The Department of Conservation is meeting with state residents to discuss their Black Bear Management Plan and receive feedback from the public. One of their statements, according to a video on their website, includes deliberations for black bear hunting. Deliberations for bear hunting are in the beginning stages, and it’s unclear when...

Montana Special 2019 CWD Hunt for District 400 - Licenses on Sale Sept 23
Posted on: 09/16/19

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Region 4 is scheduling a special chronic wasting disease hunt south of Chester this fall along the Marias River near the Moffat Bridge. The hunt is designed to determine the prevalence of the disease in the area. The CWD B licenses will go on sale at 8 a.m., Sept. 23. For the hunt, FWP will sell 50 mule deer either-sex B licenses and 300 mule deer antlerless B licenses that can only be used in...

North Carolina 2019 Youth Deer Hunting Day is Sept 28
Posted on: 09/16/19

The N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission has designated Saturday, Sept. 28, as a Youth Deer Hunting Day for 2019. On this day, youth 17 and younger may use any legal weapon to hunt deer of either sex and are not required to be accompanied by an adult if they have completed a hunter education course. The Youth Deer Hunting Day provisions apply to both private and public lands. Hunters age...

Free Rhode Island 2019 Youth Waterfowl Workshop & Mentored Hunt Sept 26 - Pre-registration is required
Posted on: 09/16/19

The Rhode Island (DEM), in partnership with Ducks Unlimited, will offer a youth waterfowl orientation and training workshop from 4 PM to 7 PM on Thursday, September 26, at the Great Swamp Field Headquarters in West Kingston. Space is limited and pre-registration is required by September 25. The workshop will provide an overview of rules and regulations, firearm safety, waterfowl identification, hunting with dogs, and...