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Start of Alabama 2019 Spring turkey Season Delayed in some Counties till March 23
Posted on: 03/05/19

Spring turkey season opens March 16 for most Alabama counties. However, the start of turkey season will be delayed for research purposes on these WMAs: Barbour, J.D. Martin-Skyline, Hollins, Oakmulgee, Lowndes, Choccolocco, and Perdido River. The delayed season will run March 23 to April 30, 2019. Bag Limit is...

Iowa 2019 Pheasant Season Likely Impacted by February Winter Storm
Posted on: 02/27/19

For Iowa’s pheasant and quail, the storm and this winter continues to be a life and death event. The storm’s path dumped heavy snow on top of existing ice crusted drifts and blew it with 50 mph winds filling in every ditch, fencerow and CRP field. About the only relief is available in the cattails or winter shelter belts, if they’re available. Deep snow cover has...

South Dakota GFP Extends Fish House Removal Deadline
Posted on: 02/27/19

The South Dakota GFP has extended the deadline for when anglers must remove their fish houses from South Dakota lakes. Anglers will not have to remove their fish houses, shelters or other structures by midnight, Thursday, Feb. 28 as was previously announced. GFP has not set a hard deadline for fish house removal at this time, but once conditions begin to improve, the department will...

Washington Proposed 2019 Hunting Regulation Changes
Posted on: 02/27/19

The public will have an opportunity to provide input on new hunting seasons proposed through 2021 for deer, elk, and more at an upcoming meeting March 1-2 of the WDFW Commission in Spokane. the commission will hear a briefing and take public comments on recommended adjustments to the hunting season that include...

Deadline for Alaska 2019 Bear Viewing Permits on Mcneil River is March 1
Posted on: 02/25/19

The application deadline for lottery permits to visit Alaska's McNeil River State Game Sanctuary is March 1. Located 100 air miles west of Homer, McNeil River hosts the world's largest gathering of brown bears. They come to feed on migrating salmon and as many as 80 bears have been observed at McNeil River at one time. A nonrefundable application fee of...

Florida Commission Approves 2019 Hunting Rule Changes - Includes Several Dealing With Deer Hunting
Posted on: 02/25/19

At its February meeting, the Commission approved rule changes regarding FWC-managed public hunting areas as well as statewide hunting proposals, including many dealing with deer hunting. Summary of changes to statewide hunting and FWC-managed public hunting areas are...

Apply for Hawaii 2019 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Hunting Starting March 18
Posted on: 02/25/19

The State of Hawaii, DLNR announced that applications for the 2019 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices Statewide beginning Monday, March 18, 2019. Applicants may also apply online. The DEADLINE for submitting applications will be...

Idaho Has $50,000 Swimming in Lake Pend Oreille
Posted on: 02/25/19
Idaho anglers will now have added incentive to catch and keep walleye in Lake Pend Oreille and connected Idaho waters. Starting March 1, an experimental program launched by Idaho Fish and Game and Avista will offer a chance at cash rewards for anglers harvesting walleye. Fifty walleye in Lake Pend Oreille, the Clark Fork River and the Pend Oreille River have been...