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Georgia 2019 Special Opportunity Coyote & Feral Hog Season May 16-31
Posted on: 05/15/19

The Georgia 2019 special opportunity coyote and feral hog season will be held from May 16-31 on all WMAs unless otherwise specified in the hunting regulations. During this two week hunt, any legal firearm for big or small game may be used, except on Archery Only areas. Hunter orange is required, and electronic calls may be used, but no night hunting or baiting will be allowed. Dogs are not allowed except for...

Georgia 2019 Quota Hunt Applications for All Hunts Open June 1
Posted on: 05/15/19

Georgia 2019 Quota Hunt Applications for All hunts open June1st, except rabbit, youth small game and dog-deer, which open September 1. Quota hunts are managed hunts that allow a set number of hunters to participate. Quota permits are non-transferable; a drawn hunter may not give his/her slot to person who was not drawn. Deadlines for each hunt type are...

South Dakota 2019 Deer Hunting Application Deadlines Coming in June
Posted on: 05/15/19

South Dakota 2019 resident and non-resident deer hunting application deadlines coming in June for West River Deer | East River Deer | Apprentice Deer | Black Hills Deer | Custer State Park Deer | Refuge Deer | Muzzleloader Deer. Applications available online. All deer seasons available to - the public are included in this application, with the exception of...

SDGFP Proposed Changes for 2019 Archery Deer Hunting Season
Posted on: 05/15/19

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed three changes that would impact nonresident archery hunters for the 2019 deer hunting season. In addition, one change was proposed that would impact resident archery hunters. The Commission’s proposal would first impose a delayed start date for nonresident archery deer hunters on public lands; including...

States Set 2019 Summer and Fall Salmon Seasons
Posted on: 05/15/19
Oregon and Washington fishery managers recently announced seasons and regulations for 2019 summer and fall Columbia River fisheries. Although coho returns are projected to be much better than recent runs, below-average projections for summer Chinook, fall Chinook, sockeye, and upriver summer steelhead will require another year of reduced seasons and bag limits, and in some cases closures for these runs. The summer season will be limited to steelhead retention. Season are as follows...

Apply by May 22 for Washington 2019 SPECIAL Big Game Hunt Opportunities
Posted on: 05/15/19

Apply for Washington's 2019 SPECIAL PERMIT opportunities for big game multiple species across the state by May 22, 2019. Hunter will have the opportunity to hunt Deer, Elk, Mountain Goat, Bighorn Sheep, and Turkey. If you are drawn for a special permit, you will obtain access to hunting opportunities that are unavailable during the general hunting season. If you were to...

California Lead-Free Hunting Takes Effect Statewide July 1
Posted on: 05/14/19

The California DFW wants to remind hunters that beginning July 1, 2019, nonlead ammunition will be required when taking wildlife with a firearm anywhere in California. California will become the first state in the nation to require nonlead ammunition for all firearms-related hunting. CDFW strongly recommends that hunters acquire and practice with nonlead ammunition well before heading afield, particularly in advance of upcoming...

Missouri 2019 Black Bass Season Opens May 25
Posted on: 05/14/19

Anglers can add fresh fish to their Memorial Day menus. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that black bass season open May 25, the Saturday before Memorial Day. Anglers may catch and keep black bass, such as largemouth, smallmouth, spotted/Kentucky bass, May 25 through Feb. 29, 2020, in most streams south of ...