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AGFC Accepting Applications for 2021 Urban Archery Deer Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2021-22 deer hunting season is now open. All hunters must pass a proficiency test, pass the International Bowhunters Education Program (IBEP) course, and attend an orientation before receiving their urban hunt tags. The hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer Arkansas bowhunters an early opportunity to get into the woods. The following areas will have urban hunts for the 2020-21 season...

CDFW Accepting Applications for 2021 Deer and Pig Hunting in Western Merced County
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

The California CDFW is now accepting applications for a limited number of deer and pig hunting permits for opening weekend of the A Zone general season, Aug. 14-15, 2021. This is not a special hunt, but rather a drawing to control the number of hunters on popular public land during opening weekend. Locations for this hunt include Upper and Lower Cottonwood Creek and the San Luis Reservoir wildlife areas. Hunters can download the application online and...

DNREC Issuing Off-Peak Surf Fishing Permits
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control recently launched an off-peak surf fishing permit pilot program. The off-peak permits will allow anglers to drive-on surf fish during times when Delaware State Park beaches are not at capacity. To purchase an off-peak surf fishing permit, visit any park office within Delaware State Parks. There is no cap on the number of off-peak surf fishing permits to be issued. Online sales of these permits will be...

SW Florida 2021 Regulations for Snook, Redfish and Spotted Seatrout Effective June 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

Starting June 1, 2021, the following saltwater fishing changes will take place in southwest Florida: Pasco County and Tampa Bay: Normal regulations will resume for snook, redfish and spotted seatrout in all state waters in Pasco County and Tampa Bay north of State Road 64 in Manatee County plus the Braden River and its tributaries. Sarasota Bay through Gordon Pass in Collier County. Snook and redfish will remain catch-and-release through May 31, 2022 and...

Georgia Accepting Applications for 2021 Quota Hunts - Deadlines Vary
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

Beginning June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including youth, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and turkey, according to the Georgia DNR. Application deadlines vary depending on hunt type. The first deadlines are July 15 for Alligator, August 15 for Dove (including Adult/Child hunts), and September 1 for all types of Deer Hunts (including Youth hunts). Hunters are also advised to check...

ODFW to Discuss 2022 Archery-Elk Regulation Proposal at June 18 Meeting
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

ODFW staff are preparing to brief the Commission at their June 18 meeting and seek input on how to best proceed with potential changes to current general season archery elk hunts. Changes are being considered for archery hunts in select Blue Mountains units where there are ongoing concerns with low post-season bull ratios, high archery harvest and hunter density. In proposing controlled hunts for these units, ODFW aims to...

States Set Additional 2021 Columbia River Spring Chinook Fishing Days
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington recently added extra fishing days for recreational spring Chinook salmon and steelhead (one day below and two days above Bonneville Dam) in the Columbia River. Although the projected return of adult upriver spring Chinook to the Columbia River mouth remains at 87,000 fish, managers were able to add more days. This additional opportunity supplements seasons are below and above Bonneville Dam and include...

Utah Approves Decrease in General-Season Deer Permits for 2021
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

The Utah Wildlife Board recently approved a decrease in the number of general-season permits for the 2021 deer hunt. Utah Division of Wildlife Resources biologists recommended the overall decrease in permit numbers to the Regional Advisory Councils and to the wildlife board. The DWR manages deer, elk and other wildlife in accordance with approved management plans in order to help maintain healthy wildlife populations across the state. DWR biologists evaluate...

Utah Increases Fishing Limits at 10 Waterbodies
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/01/21

In anticipation of low water levels due to drought conditions, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources issued emergency changes to Utah's fishing regulations to allow anglers to catch and keep more fish at 10 waterbodies around the state. These changes are effective immediately and will remain in effect until Oct. 31, 2021. Here are the waterbodies with new increased daily fish limits...