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Iowa 2020 Paddlefish Fishing Season Open on Missouri & Big Sioux Rivers-through April 30
Posted on: 03/25/20

The Iowa 2020 paddlefish fishing season opened Feb. 4 on the Missouri and Big Sioux Rivers and goes through April 30 (sunrise to sunset). Anglers fishing for paddlefish must have a valid Iowa fishing license, along with a special paddlefish license and unused transportation tag(s). Please keep track of your catch and effort and...

Michigan State Parks Open - Campgrounds, Lodging Facilities & Shelters Closed
Posted on: 03/25/20

The DNR announced that it has closed state park campgrounds, overnight lodging facilities and shelters, effective now through at least April 13. State parks and recreation areas will remain open to provide residents with opportunities to get outdoors, provided all visitors adhere to the requirement for proper social distancing. In addition...

MDC Temporarily Waives Fishing Permits - Some Parks & Campgrounds Closed
Posted on: 03/25/20
The Missouri (MDC) are temporarily waiving permit requirements for sport fishing and daily trout tags for Missouri residents and nonresidents whose fishing privileges are not otherwise suspended effective March 27 - through April 15. Maramec Spring Park in St. James is closed to the public for trout fishing and all other activities until further notice, however, three other public trout parks remain open for day use and fishing. Missouri State Parks will temporarily close all campgrounds and lodging effective...

AGFC Waives Fishing License Requirement Through March 29
Posted on: 03/24/20

The Arkansas GFC waived all fishing license and trout permit requirements for residents and nonresidents starting March 21 through 11:59 p.m Sunday, March 29. The special waiver is in response to the extended spring break by many schools. All other fishing regulations, such as daily limits and any length restrictions by species, will remain in place during this time. The announcement comes just as some of the best fishing of the year is occurring in The Natural State. White bass, walleye and ..

Colorado State Parks to Remain Open - Wildlife Offices and Visitor Centers Closed
Posted on: 03/24/20

To embrace social distancing as the best means of combating the spread of COVID-19, Colorado CPW will close all public-facing facilities to most public access effective Friday, March 20 until further notice. CPW will maintain phone and online operations to best serve Colorado residents at this time. Despite restricted public access, most offices will...

Hunt Mississippi 2020 Spring Turkey Till May 1st
Posted on: 03/24/20

Mississippi's 2020 spring turkey season runs from March 14 through May 1st. One (1) adult gobbler or 1 gobbler with a 6-inch or longer beard per day, 3 per Spring season. Hunters 15 years of age and younger may harvest 1 gobbler of choice (any age) per day, 3 per spring season. Report your turkey harvests - Reporting your harvest is MANDATORY for ...

Try Fishing the Mississippi Bass Slam
Posted on: 03/24/20

Fishing for Mississippi's five species of bass is a great reason to explore new waters, learn new techniques, and make new friends. Besides being Mississippi’s state fish, largemouth bass is also its favorite sport fish. We actually have five bass species: northern largemouth bass, Florida largemouth bass, northern spotted bass, Alabama bass (or Alabama spotted bass), and smallmouth bass. Catching them all could be a Mississippi Bass Slam...

South Dakota 2020 Nest Predator Bounty Program Begins April 1
Posted on: 03/24/20

The South Dakota 2020 Nest Predator Bounty Program will begin on April 1 for striped skunk, opossum, red fox, badger and raccoon tails. However, due to concerns of COVID-19, the South Dakota GFP will not be accepting tails for the program until a later date. Participants are asked to freeze all tails until dates and locations are determined for submission. Participants need a hunting, furbearer or fishing license. Tails will be worth...