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Game, Fish and Parks to Host Open House on Palisades State Park Expansion

 

PIERRE, S.D. – South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) is hosting an open house to discuss expansion ideas and goals for Palisades State Park near Garretson. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. CDT at the Legion Hall in Garretson. Palisades State Park currently includes 34 campsites, six camping cabins, […]

 

 

Whooping Crane Migration

 

Whooping cranes are in the midst of their spring migration and sightings will increase as they make their way into and through North Dakota over the next several weeks. Anyone seeing these endangered birds as they move through the state is asked to report sightings so the birds can be tracked. The whooping cranes that […]

 

 

North Dakota Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps due March 27

 

North Dakotan’s who want to hunt elk, moose and bighorn sheep in 2019 are reminded the deadline for submitting applications is March 27. Prospective hunters can apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. General lottery applications can also be submitted by calling 800-406-6409. Preferential landowner (gratis) applications must be submitted […]

 

 

CDFW Marks One-Year Anniversary of Nutria Eradication Effort

 

One year after launching an Incident Command System and a formal effort to eradicate invasive nutria from the state, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) reports significant progress in combatting the destructive, South American rodents, though much work remains. In the early 1900s, nutria were imported and farmed in California for the fur […]

 

 

MRD Considering Changes to Flounder, Seatrout Limits

 

Alabama’s inshore anglers are aware that fishing for two of the most popular species – southern flounder and spotted seatrout – has not been up to normal Gulf Coast standards in the past few years. The Alabama Marine Resources Division (MRD) is seeking public input on how to mitigate this downturn in the abundance of […]

 

 

Citizens Sought for 2019 Anchorage Moose Survey Project

 

Anchorage —- The Alaska Department of Fish and Game is asking citizens to report moose sightings this weekend for the Anchorage winter moose count. Now entering its third year since an initial pilot project in February 2017, the novel, ground-based survey technique uses DNA taken from city moose to estimatemoose numbers in the Anchorage Bowl. […]

 

 

Backcountry Hikers alerted of Winter Conditions in the Catskills and Adirondacks

 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is alerting those planning to hike in the Catskills and Adirondacks this weekend that the impending snowstorm Friday night may cause hazardous conditions on the trails. The forecast calls for periods of heavy, wet snow in the high terrains of both northern and southern New York […]

 

 

Mac Attack Derby benefits Flaming Gorge fishery

 

You want more Kokanee and bigger lake trout. You gotta harvest more small lake trout. Green River – Hone your Mac fishing skills and see how you stack up against other anglers during the new Mac Attack Fishing Derby; targeting lake trout less than 25 inches. Prizes will be awarded for the most pounds of […]

 

 

Tennessee Spring Turkey Hunting Season Opens March 30

 

NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s 2019 spring turkey season opens in all 95 counties on Saturday, March 30 and continues through Sunday, May 13. “Turkey hunting in Tennessee is fantastic,” said Ed Carter, the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s executive director. “We have abundant public land, one of the longest seasons in the southeast and one of the […]

 

 

Pennsylvania Regional Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day Met With High Water

 

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Following the recent heavy rainfall across much of the Commonwealth, the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) cautions anglers that many creeks may be running higher than normal during Regional Mentored Youth Trout Fishing Day on Saturday, March 23. While impacts will vary by waterway, fast-moving and muddy water conditions can make […]

 

 

New Grants Promote Georgia Wildlife Viewing

 

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. – Wildlife-viewing projects from DeKalb County to Jekyll Island and Pickens County to Covington will receive grants to improve public opportunities to see and learn about animals, plants and habitats considered conservation priorities in Georgia’s State Wildlife Action Plan. The Georgia Wildlife Resources Division, part of the Department of Natural Resources, announced […]

 

 

Common Salvinia Discovered at Kurth Reservoir

 

AUSTIN – The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD) confirmed the presence of common salvinia at Kurth Reservoir near Lufkin after being notified of the presence of the invasive plant by a City of Lufkin employee March 18. After surveying the reservoir March 19, the TPWD Brookeland Aquatic Habitat Enhancement Team reported three total acres […]

 

 

TPWD Sets Federal Red Snapper Season for 2019

 

AUSTIN – The private recreational angler red snapper season opens Saturday, June 1, 2019 for a projected 97-days in federal waters. Red snapper fishing is open year around in state waters. The season length is based on historical landing data, last year’s fishing effort data and the increase in the state’s allocation from the 2018 […]

 

 

Wisconsin’s revised bear management plan

 

A draft of the revised plan is available online right now. This revised plan will outline objectives and strategies to guide black bear management in the state from 2019 – 2029. Come to one of our information sessions or submit your comments and questions via email to DNRBearPlanComments@wisconsin.gov. The comment period will remain open March […]

 

 

2019 Iowa BOW Spring Workshop

 

Interested in learning outdoor skills associated with hunting, fishing and general outdoor pursuits? Join women of all ages as they try new activities, refine their skills, and meet like-minded individuals. This weekend workshop offers sessions ranging from intro to firearms, intro to fishing, landscaping for wildlife, boater education, wild game cooking, to city nature identification. […]

 



 
 

 

North Dakota Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps due March 27

 

North Dakotan’s who want to hunt elk, moose and bighorn sheep in 2019 are reminded the deadline for submitting applications is March 27. Prospective hunters can apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. General lottery applications can also be submitted by calling 800-406-6409. Preferential landowner (gratis) applications must be submitted […]

 

 

Wisconsin’s revised bear management plan

 

A draft of the revised plan is available online right now. This revised plan will outline objectives and strategies to guide black bear management in the state from 2019 – 2029. Come to one of our information sessions or submit your comments and questions via email to DNRBearPlanComments@wisconsin.gov. The comment period will remain open March […]

 

 

Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open

 

Dreaming of the hunt of a lifetime? We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Maine moose permit lottery application process is now open. Applications for the moose permit lottery will be accepted online only. The online application process is fast and simple and you receive instant confirmation that you have successfully entered the lottery. […]

 

 

New North Dakota Licenses Needed April 1

 

North Dakota anglers, trappers and hunters are reminded that new licenses for the 2019-20 season are required starting April 1. Licenses can be purchased online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website, gf.nd.gov. Once the license is processed, users will have the option to print a hard copy and/or download the license to […]

 

 

DEC Announces 2018 Bear Harvest Results

 

New York State bear hunters took 1,295 black bears during the 2018 hunting seasons, state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos announced today. “Black bears continue to thrive in New York’s exceptional bear habitat and the state’s vast, accessible public lands offer great opportunities for bear hunting,” said Commissioner Seggos. “The black bear […]

 

 

Oregon approves funding for projects providing hunting, fishing access

 

SALEM, Ore. — The Fish and Wildlife Commission met today in Salem. They approved funding for two Access and Habitat projects, including a new East Lane TMA on property from the former Wendling TMA and adding additional acreage. This area will offer hunter access on about 40,000 acres of private timberland in the McKenzie and […]

 

 

Deadline is March 20 to apply for New Mexico big-game hunting licenses

 

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is reminding hunters that Wednesday, March 20, is the deadline to apply for deer, elk, pronghorn, oryx, ibex, bighorn sheep, javelina and Barbary sheep licenses. The department expects more than 200,000 applicants for about 60,000 licenses. Hunters must complete their applications before 5 p.m. […]

 

 

New Cy Curtis State-Record Elk Scored at March Rack Madness

 

Bowhunter Tyson Hiebert of Seiling came away with more than a scored rack at the third-annual March Rack Madness! event at the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation headquarters in Oklahoma City. Now he’s known as the new record holder in the nontypical elk category of the Oklahoma Cy Curtis Awards Program. His 9-by-9 bull elk […]

 

 

S.C. Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry looks to expand

 

South Carolina Hunters and Land Owners for the Hungry are hoping to lessen food insecurity in households in South Carolina. Through Operation Roundup, a South Carolina hunter can donate some or all of their legally harvested deer or hog meat to South Carolina Hunters and Landowners for the Hungry at a participating processor. Volunteers will […]

 

 

Arizona 2019 pronghorn, elk hunt draw results now available

 

PHOENIX – The Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) has completed its random draw for 2019 pronghorn and elk hunts. The results are now available for those who have a free AZGFD portal account, or by calling the department at (602) 942-3000, pressing “2” and following the prompts. Be prepared to provide a Social Security […]

 

 

North Dakota Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Applications Online

 

North Dakota’s elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available, and prospective hunters can apply online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. General lottery applications can also be submitted by calling 800-406-6409. Preferential landowner (gratis) applications must be submitted online. Paper applications are not available. The deadline for applying is March 27. […]

 

 

2019 Lana’i Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season

 

Lana’i City – Applications for the 2019 Lana’i mouflon sheep hunting season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife (DOFAW) Offices Statewide beginning Monday, March 18, 2019. For important details on all mouflon sheep season hunting rules, please go to this link: https://dlnr.hawaii.gov/recreation/files/2019/02/2019-Mouflon-public-notice-1.pdf. Applications for all hunts may […]

 

 

Public Input Sought for Buffalo River Elk Management Plan

 

HARRISON – The National Park Service and Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are seeking public input for an Elk Management Plan that would address resource issues associated with an increasing population of reintroduced elk throughout the Buffalo National River region. Two public meetings are scheduled this month: Tuesday, March 12, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. […]

 

 

MDC seeks public input on free landowner hunting privileges

 

JEFFERSON CITY, MO. – The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is asking Missourians to take an online survey for their input on acreage requirements needed to receive free landowner deer and turkey hunting permits and free small-game hunting and trapping landowner privileges. Information gathered through the online survey will be used by MDC as it […]

 

 

Changes proposed for Kentucky Hunter Education program

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Inviting greater participation in hunting while still stressing the importance of hunter safety is the motivation behind a multipronged proposal that Kentucky’s Fish and Wildlife Commission will consider at its next meeting. The proposal includes multiple recommendations. Among them, range day would be optional for the state’s hunter education program. “Range day […]

 



 
   
     
 

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