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Apply for a Chance at a Colorado 2020 Mentored Turkey Hunt on Private Land
Posted on: 02/07/20

If you are a novice hunter under 18 and want to learn how to hunt wild turkey, Colorado Parks and Wildlife encourages you to apply for a chance at participating in a pair of mentored turkey hunts on private lands this spring. Prospective hunters must submit their application for either hunt by April 1, 2020. The first hunt is in Meeker, April 10-12, the second in...

Montana Proposes Expanding Wolf Hunting Opportunities for 2020 Season
Posted on: 02/07/20

Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is recommending changes to the wolf hunting and trapping seasons in Region 1 (northwest Montana). FWP’s proposals include; Extend the general hunting season to begin Aug. 15 and end March 31. Currently, archery season begins Sept. 1, general season begins Sept. 15 and ends March 15 - Increase the individual limit to...

New Mexico Hunters Reminded of 2020 Big Game Application Deadlines
Posted on: 02/07/20

New Mexico wants to remind hunters of 2020 big game application deadlines for bear, deer, elk, antelope, barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, oryx, ibex, javelina and turkey. Feb. 12 – Deadline to apply for bear and turkey draw permits. Mar. 18 – Deadline to apply for draw licenses for Barbary sheep, bighorn sheep, deer, elk, ibex, javelina, pronghorn and oryx, and to apply for private-land only deer licenses in Units 2A, 2B, 2C, 4 and 5A. Applications must...

California 2020 Salmon & Steelhead Fishing Season in the Klamath River Basin
Posted on: 02/06/20

The CDFW would like to remind anglers of emergency regulations affecting spring Chinook salmon fishing in the Klamath River Basin. Spring Chinook salmon: The emergency regulations listed prohibit fishing for spring Chinook salmon in the Klamath River Basin from Jan. 1, 2020, through June 30, 2020. Chinook salmon fishing season will be open on the lower Klamath River between July 1 and Aug. 14, and on...

Florida 2020 Spring Turkey Season Opens March 3
Posted on: 02/06/20
Florida’s 2020 spring turkey season opens Saturday, March 3, on private lands south of State Road 70, making it one of the first spring turkey hunting opportunities in the country. Florida is also the only place in the world where the Osceola subspecies of wild turkey is found. Youth turkey hunt weekend opens Feb 29- March 1st south of state road 70. North of State Road 70, Florida’s spring turkey season on private lands opens...

Georgia 2020 Bass Slam Underway
Posted on: 02/06/20

Catch (at least) five of the different black bass species found in Georgia and you have a Georgia Bass Slam! This program recognizes anglers with the knowledge and skill to catch different species of bass in a variety of habitats across the state. To qualify for the Georgia Bass Slam, fish must be caught within a calendar year and...

Iowa Great Lakes Walleye Fishing Closes Feb 14
Posted on: 02/06/20

The Iowa walleye fishing season on Spirit, East and West Okoboji lakes is open through Feb. 14. It will close after that date and reopens on May 2. These are the only Iowa lakes that have a closed season for walleye. In addition...

Missouri’s First Blue-Ribbon Trout Slam
Posted on: 02/06/20
The MDC and Trout Unlimited encourage anglers to test their fishing skills and pursue a Blue-Ribbon Trout Slam from Missouri’s nine blue-ribbon trout streams. Missouri’s blue-ribbon trout streams are areas in the state where trout reproduce naturally. The Blue-Ribbon Trout Slam honors anglers who catch a trout in at least 5 of MDC’s 9 blue-ribbon trout streams. How to enter , Rules and Regulations are...