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Arkansas Accepting Applications for 2022 Elk Permits
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

The application period for Arkansas’s public land elk hunting permits is open from 8 a.m., May 1 until 11:59 p.m. June 1. Hunters interested in pursuing Arkansas's largest big-game animal can apply beginning May 1 online and select the Special Hunt Applications button to begin the process. Eighteen public land elk tags (12 antlerless and six either-sex tags) will be available through the online permit system for Arkansas’s 2022 elk hunting season. The drawing...

Florida 2022 Lionfish Festival May 14-15 in Destin
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) is excited to announce the eighth annual Lionfish Removal and Awareness Festival May 14 and 15 at HarborWalk Village in Destin. Come out and celebrate the fight against invasive lionfish with the FWC and Destin–Fort Walton Beach. Activities will include fillet demonstrations; family-friendly games and activities; art, diving and conservation booths; and the world’s largest...

New FWC Dolphinfish Recreational Regulations in effect in Atlantic State Waters
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

Effective May 1, the following regulations will go into effect for Florida recreational harvest of dolphinfish in Atlantic state waters: Five fish per person daily recreational bag limit. - 30 fish per vessel private recreational daily vessel limit. These new regulations are a proactive conservation measure intended to help address stakeholder concerns regarding declines in the dolphinfish fishery, which are...

KDWPT Changes Walleye Harvest Regulations at Marion Reservoir for Study
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

Kansas walleye harvest regulations have changed at Marion Reservoir – north of U.S. 56 between Marion and Hillsboro – as part of a four-year pilot study to improve public walleye fishing opportunities. Effective January 1, 2022, Marion Reservoir walleye is managed with the following harvest regulations: 18-inch minimum length limit - 3 per day creel limit, with no more than...

Iowa 2022 Walleye Season Opens May 7 on the Great Lakes
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

Iowa's 146th walleye fishing season officially opens May 7 at Spirit Lake, East and West Okoboji lakes. Walleye populations on the Iowa Great Lakes are in great shape, said Mike Hawkins, fisheries biologist for the Iowa DNR. Walleye season opens the first Saturday in May and runs through February 14 each year on Spirit Lake, East Okoboji Lake and West Okoboji Lake. The protected slot limit on walleyes changed this year to...

Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

ATV season is just around the corner! Maine’s ATV trails do not open until May 15 at the earliest, with many clubs not opening trails until early June. Always check with the local ATV club to learn when trails will be open. Two major changes for the 2022 season include an increase in registration fees to help improve and better maintain ATV trails, and an ATV size restriction to prevent future trail damage. As Maine’s ATV trails continue to get busier...

Minnesota 2022 Upper Red Lake Walleye Regulations when Season Opens May 14
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

Anglers fishing during the 2022 open-water season that starts May 14 on Upper Red Lake in northern Minnesota will have a four-walleye possession limit, with only one walleye longer than 20 inches allowed, according to the Minnesota DNR. Although angler activity was once again high last winter, harvest was modest at 134,000 pounds of walleye. Early winter fishing was very good, but heavy snow reduced anglers’ mobility and harvest in the later months. In addition...

MDC Accepting Applications for 2022 Elk-Bear-Hunting Permits
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) encourages Missouri hunters to apply for elk-hunting and bear-hunting permits in May. MDC will offer five permits to hunt bull elk in Missouri this fall with at least one permit allocated for qualifying area landowners and the remaining permits for the general public. MDC will also offer 400 permits for the taking of a maximum of 40 black bears during...

ODFW Emergency Reductions to Deer Tags for some Heppner, Interstate, Starkey Hunts
May 15 is the deadline to apply for 2022 fall controlled hunts.
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

Tag numbers for four controlled deer hunts are being reduced for the 2022 hunting season from what appears in the Oregon Big Game Regulations. The hunts impacted are: Heppner Unit #1 (hunt #148) –2,610 tags will be available (down from 2,860) - Starkey Experimental Forest(#152B) – Zero tags available in 2022 (down from 5) - Interstate Unit (#175) –850 tags available (down from 1,308) and Interstate Unit Bow (#175R) – 270 tags available (down from 413). Heppner deer tags are...

SCDNR Accepting Applications for the 2022 Public Alligator Lottery
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/04/22

The SCDNR is accepting applications for the public alligator lottery through June 15th at 5:00 pm. A $10 nonrefundable application fee is required to apply. A randomized computer drawing based on a preference point system will determine the selection of hunters. This year’s public alligator season will begin at 12 p.m. (noon) on Sept. 10th and run until 12 p.m. (noon) on Oct. 8th. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. on June 15th. Tag fees, if selected, are...