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Enter the Oklahoma Guided Fishing Trip Giveaway
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20
The Oklahoma Fishing Trail marks its first year with a special giveaway. Anglers can enter at Oklahoma Fishing Trail Anniversary Giveaway for a chance to win a prize package that includes a guided fishing trip with Oklahoma Lt. Gov. Matt Pinnell and J.D. Strong, Director of the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation, along with a one-year parking pass for Oklahoma State Parks and a selection of Oklahoma Fishing Trail gear. Giveaway entries will be accepted for two weeks (July 2, 2020). In addition...

Oklahoma Approves Regulations Changes for 2020 Fall Turkey Hunting
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20

Oklahoma Wildlife Conservation Commissioners voted to reduce or alter wild turkey hunting bag limits in large areas of western Oklahoma during their regular June 17 meeting in Oklahoma City. Starting this fall, turkey gun hunters will be allowed to harvest one tom only in the 14 counties that previously permitted either-sex harvest. Archery hunters will still be allowed one turkey of either sex statewide in the fall. Next spring, all counties outside the Southeast Region will have...

Enter the 2020 TWRF Conservation Raffle for Chance at One of 7 Prize Packages
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20
Enter the 2020 TWRF Conservation Raffle for Chance at One of 7 prize packages. Tickets on sale now until August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Central. Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to enter. Tickets on sale now until August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Central. Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to enter. The drawing will take place on Monday August 17, 2020. The 7 prize Packages are...

Apply for Tennessee 2020 Big Game Quota Hunt by July 22
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2020 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth is now underway through July 22. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 22. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations. Instruction sheets can be obtained and...

Deadline to Apply for Vermont 2020 Moose Hunting Permit is July 8
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20

Vermont 2020 Moose permit applications are available on the Department’s website for the hunt limited to Wildlife Management Unit (WMU) E in the northeastern corner of the state. The department will issue 55 either-sex moose hunting permits in WMU E for the moose seasons this October, which is expected to result in the harvest of 30-35 moose. Nonresident applicants are cautioned to apply because COVID-19 travel restrictions could be extended into the fall moose hunting season and...

Wisconsin 2020 Northern Zone Smallmouth Bass Season Opens
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20

With waters warming up, Wisconsin 2020 smallmouth bass season opened June 20 for the northern management zone. Smallmouth bass harvest season varies by location. Anglers should consult the 2020-2021 Hook and Line Fishing Regulations for daily bag and size limits and season durations. All regulations and license requirements apply. While smallmouth bass season is currently open in southern Wisconsin, anglers will now have the opportunity to harvest them from the additional waters of...

AZGFD Cautions Boaters, OHV Users During Monsoon Season
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/19/20

Monsoon weather is just around the corner, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) cautions boaters and off-highway vehicle (OHV) users that weather conditions can quickly change and become dangerous for those who aren’t prepared. The severity of monsoon storms varies greatly from a minor dust storm to a violent thunderstorm capable of producing hail, deadly lightning and flash flooding. AZGFD offers the following advice to protect operators and passengers during a monsoon...

High Water Levels Spur Closures Across Michigan
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/19/20

Record-high water levels are taking a toll on infrastructure across the state as flooding and erosion continue to threaten shorelines, rivers and inland lakes. Michigan’s waterways face other associated challenges, too, including increased river flows, submerged docks and piers, swimming and boating hazards, and damage to wildlife habitat. Several state parks and harbors are experiencing many of these issues. As a result, Tawas Point State Park along with other waterways has closed or altered many amenities and services for the 2020 season...