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Hawaii Aquires New Wilderness Recreation Area in Oʻahu
Posted on: 10/29/18

A recent land acquisition involving federal, state and private-sector partners will result in Oʻahu residents gaining new outdoor recreational opportunities, while protecting Central O‘ahu’s aquifer and improving habitat for native species, many of them endangered. Nearly 2,900 acres of mountain watershed and lands set for...

Oklahoma 2818 Waterfowl Hunting Season Opens in Zone 2 November 3
Posted on: 10/29/18

Oklahoma 2818 waterfowl hunting season opens in Zone 2 November 3 - November 25, 2018 for DUCKS, MERGANSERS AND COOTS and then opens again in both Zone 1 & 2 December 8, 2018 - January 27, 2019. Bag limits and shooting hours are...

Oklahoma 2018 Quail Season Opens Nov 10 - Pheasant & Dove Season to Follow
Posted on: 10/29/18

Oklahoma 2018 quail hunting season opens Nov 10 – Feb 15, 2019 statewide. Daily Limit 10 daily, 20 in possession after the first day. Two species of quail can be found in Oklahoma—the northern bobwhite and scaled quail. Pheasant season opens Dec. 1, 2018 - Jan. 31, 2019. Open areas include...

Oklahoma 2018 Fall Turkey Gun Season Opens Nov 3
Posted on: 10/29/18

Oklahoma 2018 fall turkey gun season opens Nov 3 – Nov 16. Field Tagging and Checking Requirements – All turkeys must also be checked within 24 hours of leaving the hunt area, and in all cases prior to processing the carcass. Turkeys must be E-Checked online. The wild turkey in Oklahoma by three subspecies...

Dozen Elk Harvested During 2018 Tennessee Elk Hunts
Posted on: 10/29/18

Participants harvested a total of 12 elk during the 2018 Tennessee elk hunts in the three segments. Participants could hunt on North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area and surrounding private lands. This year was the most harvests since the managed hunts began in 2009...

Utah 2018 General Pheasant Hunting Opens Nov 3
Posted on: 10/29/18

Utah's 2018 general pheasant hunt runs Nov. 3–Dec. 2 on both private and public land. If you head afield for pheasants this fall, you'll likely find fewer wild birds. The number of pheasants released by the Division of Wildlife Resources will be more than 10,000 birds. The 61 pheasant-release sites include a new site near Heber City and six new sites near...

Low Water at Grand River will Challenge Wisconsin Duck Hunters
Posted on: 10/29/18

The dam that controls water levels in the Grand River Wildlife Area in Wisconsin has experienced storm-related gate failure. The result, for the near future, will be lower water levels in the flowage and this will affect duck hunters. Severe thunderstorms in Aug dislodged large dense cattail mats and old...

Wyoming Confirms CWD Found South of Kaycee
Posted on: 10/29/18

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department confirmed a buck deer has tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in Deer Hunt Area 169. The deer was harvested south of Kaycee. CWD has previously been documented in neighboring deer hunt areas. In addition...