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Wisconsin Disabled Hunters Sign Up Now for 2019 October Deer Hunt
Posted on: 07/11/19

Wisconsin eligible disabled hunters hoping to participate in the 2019 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities must contact a hunt sponsor to sign up before Sept. 1. There is 62 sponsors that have enrolled over 73,000 acres of land across 41 counties for this year's hunt, which takes place from Oct. 5-13. Eligible hunters may sign up for one property per year and...

Arizona Applications for Leftover 2019 Hunt Permit-Tags-By-Mail begins July 22 - 2019 Fall Hunt Draw Results
Posted on: 07/09/19

AZGFD will accept applications for leftover hunt permit-tags – by mail only – beginning July 22. Leftover hunt permit-tags will be available for purchase on a first-come, first-served basis at all department offices beginning July 29. For those who were unsuccessful in the Arizona draw process, a list of about 2,000 leftover hunt permit-tags for deer, fall turkey and...

CDFW Warns Anglers and Hunters about Bogus License Sales Websites
Posted on: 07/09/19

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has been made aware of several websites that improperly charge customers extra fees for online fishing and hunting license purchases and collect sensitive personal information as part of their unauthorized transactions. California hunting and fishing licenses may properly be purchased in only one of four ways...

Apply for Colorado 2019 Grand Valley Special Access Archery Deer Hunts by Aug 9
Posted on: 07/09/19

Colorado is sponsoring six, limited, special access archery hunts in the Grand Valley this fall. The archery hunts will take place at Tilman Bishop State Wildlife Area, Orchard Mesa Wildlife Area and the Grand Junction Wildlife Area.Hunters interested in applying for the opportunity must drop-off or mail their applications to the CPW Northwest Region office by Aug. 9 at...

Florida Angler Catches Sate Record Flathead Catfish
Posted on: 07/09/19

Florida (FWC) fisheries biologists certified a new state record flathead catfish weighing 69.3 pounds, measuring 47 inches long, with a girth of 34.25 inches, caught by angler Marvin Griffin from Santa Rosa County. Griffin caught his flathead catfish on rod and reel using live bait in the Yellow River. I wasn’t expecting to catch a state record when...

Montana Sets 2019-20 Waterfowl and Migratory Bird Regulations
Posted on: 07/09/19

Montana waterfowl and webless migratory bird regulations are complete for the 2019-20 hunting seasons. Of special interest to some hunters will be the upcoming deadlines for applying for special licenses for sandhill cranes and swans. There are two changes this year...

Montana Mule Deer, Whitetail Numbers Still Above Average in Region 7
Posted on: 07/09/19

The 2019 winter and spring aerial surveys of deer populations in Montana FWP’ Region 7 revealed above long-term average numbers for both mule deer and white-tailed deer. With abundant precipitation last spring and summer, which made for excellent forage conditions and deer going into winter in good body condition. Whitetail populations aren’t quite as robust as mule deer, but...

Oregon Razor Clamming Open from Columbia River to Cape Blanco
Posted on: 07/08/19

Oregon (ODA) and the ODFW announce the partial opening of razor clam harvesting on the south Oregon coast between the Siuslaw River and Cape Blanco. Recent samples from this area indicate the marine biotoxin domoic acid has dropped below the limit. Razor clamming is now open from the Columbia River to Cape Blanco. Razor clamming remains closed from...