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AZGFD Offers Top Winter Fishing Destinations in Arizona
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

Arizona is home to 128 lakes and five major rivers. With cooler weather comes some unique opportunities for anglers who are looking to cast a line during the winter months. Arizona has some of the best fishing, from the Colorado River to the White Mountains and everywhere in between. AZGFD has identified the best locations for trout, bass, crappie and more this winter...

FWC Approves 2021 Regulation Changes for Flounder Effective March 1
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

FWC approved changes to the management of Florida’s flounder fishery. A stock status update suggested that the flounder fishery statewide has been in a general declining trend in recent years and is likely overfished and undergoing overfishing on the Atlantic coast of Florida. Other south Atlantic and Gulf states have also reported declines in flounder populations and have been making their own regulation changes. Changes effective March 1, 2021, include...

FWC Approves Draft Rule Amendment Related to CWD
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved a draft rule amendment that continues the FWC’s work to protect Florida’s deer populations by reducing the risk of chronic wasting disease spreading into the state. The draft rule amendment would prohibit importing or possessing whole carcasses or high-risk parts of deer, elk, moose, caribou and all other species of the deer family originating from any place outside of Florida...

Georgia Opens Two New Hunting Areas in Laurens County
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

Hunters in Laurens County have two new public hunting locations available this season. Cedar Grove (294 acres) and Scotland Road (199 acres), both located between Dublin and McRae, Georgia, opened to hunters beginning Dec. 19, 2020, according to the Georgia DNR. Scotland Road and Cedar Grove VPAs consist of natural pine and hardwood uplands, planted pines, and small hardwood creek drains. The areas will be open to hunting for...

Georgia 2021 Shad Season Begins January 1
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

Commercial fishermen can take to the water beginning at 12 a.m. on Friday., Jan. 1, 2021 to take advantage of the opening day of shad season, according to the Georgia DNR. Shad season is scheduled to run through midnight on Mar. 31, 2021. The 2021 shad season includes the following specific regulations for rivers: The Altamaha River downstream from the Seaboard Coastline Railroad Bridge is open for commercial shad fishing Monday - Friday. Waters of...

Idaho Angler Lands New Record Lahontan Cutthroat Trout
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

Jordan Rodriguez of Meridian with a 2.27-pound Lahontan cutthroat trout from Grazmere Reservoir, which landed him a new Idaho certified weight state record. Jordan decided to grab his ice auger and hit the road in search of some winter trout fishing. While fishing Grasmere Reservoir December 12, he landed a very nice 20-inch Lahontan cutthroat trout...

ODNR Increases CWD Testing in 3 Northwest Counties
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

The Ohio (ODNR) is asking white-tailed deer hunters in portions of Wyandot, Marion, and Hardin counties to submit samples of harvested deer for CWD testing. Testing is voluntary but highly encouraged. ODNR has identified a positive test for CWD in a wild Ohio white-tailed deer in Wyandot County and is gathering additional details about the adult male deer taken by a hunter on private property. Additional testing will be available for those who take a deer during...

South Dakota Hunt for Habitat Raffle is Now Open for 2021
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) announced their Hunt for Habitat raffle is now open for 2021. New this year, participants can give Hunt for Habitat tickets as a gift. Individuals can purchase tickets for family and friends and have the option to print a physical ticket or send an ecard. The raffle offers two prize options with four total prize packages available. Three winners will receive one “any elk”, one “any deer,” and one “any antelope” license. The winners of these packages will select either...

Wisconsin Confirms CWD in Washington County
New Baiting & Feeding Ban for Ozaukee County
Posted by TBC Press on: 12/21/20

The Wisconsin (DNR) has confirmed that a wild deer tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD) in the Town of Polk in central Washington County, within ten miles of Ozaukee County. As required by state law, the DNR will enact a new two-year ban on baiting and feeding in Ozaukee County effective Jan. 5, 2021 and renew a three-year baiting and feeding ban in Washington County. The CWD-positive deer was an adult buck harvested during the 2020 archery deer season that was..