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20 More Days of Dove Hunting Tops Slate of Proposed Regulation Changes in Texas

20 More Days of Dove Hunting Tops Slate of Proposed Regulation Changes in Texas

AUSTIN – Texas dove hunters would get an additional 20 days this fall under proposed changes to the 2016-17 Statewide Hunting Proclamation for Migratory Game Birds up for public comment. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved a 90-day Texas dove season, the longest in 80 years. In addition,…


IDNR Delivers Rules to Implement Regulated Harvest of Bobcats

IDNR Delivers Rules to Implement Regulated Harvest of Bobcats

SPRINGFIELD, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) today delivered rules to implement regulated harvest of bobcats in the State. Authority was granted by Public Act 99-0033, which took effect January 1, 2016. Proposed rules will be reviewed by the General Assembly’s Joint Committee on Administrative Rules (JCAR)…


New Southern Zone Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season Will Be Offered in Wisconsin

New Southern Zone Bobcat Hunting and Trapping Season Will Be Offered in Wisconsin

MADISON – Wisconsin will offer a southern zone bobcat hunting and trapping season beginning in fall 2014. State wildlife officials say the creation of a southern management zone will make new opportunities available for people to hunt and trap bobcats. The southern management zone, which includes all of Wisconsin south…


Air Gun Hunting In New Jersey

Air Gun Hunting In New Jersey

  Recent Game Code changes have made air guns legal for the taking of cottontail rabbit, hare and gray squirrel. Modern air guns have sufficient power to take such small game and are quieter and lighter than some shotguns, making them an ideal tool for smaller-framed hunters. Air gun hunting…


Texas Parks and Wildlife

TPWD Taking Public Comment on Use of Dogs to Trail Wounded Deer

Hearings Slated for Woodville, Lufkin and Hemphill Hunters could use dogs to trail a wounded deer in 12 counties in East Texas, a practice that has been prohibited in this area of the state since 1990, under a proposal being considered by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. A series…


Hog Hunting Available Soon on Public Lands in Florida

Hog Hunting Available Soon on Public Lands in Florida

If you like to hunt wild hogs, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has several upcoming opportunities on public lands in northwest Florida that you won’t find in the most recent printed brochures for wildlife management areas. On the Joe Budd Small Game Area near Tallahassee, still-hunters can…


L.W.F.C. Adopts Notices of Intent for Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules

L.W.F.C. Adopts Notices of Intent for Hunting Seasons, Hunting Regulations and W.M.A. Rules

The Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (LWFC) adopted notices of intent for the 2013-15 hunting seasons and the 2013-14 Wildlife Management Areas (WMA) General Rules and Regulations at their Feb. 7 meeting. The notices of intent include proposed hunting season dates and changes from the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and…


Arkansans Invited to Voice Comments on Proposed 2013-14 Hunting Season Regulations

LITTLE ROCK – The annual public meetings concerning the state’s hunting seasons have passed, but there’s still time to send any comments or concerns to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Just visit Regulation Survey to take a quick online survey. The following considerations are being surveyed for the 2013-14 season:            …


New York DEC Adopts Chronic Wasting Disease Regulations in Response to Pennsylvania Discovery

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has adopted changes to its Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) regulations that prohibit people from importing into New York state certain parts of white-tailed deer or elk taken in the state of Pennsylvania, DEC Commissioner Joe Martens announced today. This revision finalizes…


CA DFG Offers Waterfowl Hunting Opportunities in Alameda County

Eden Landing Reserve Provides Continued Opportunities for East Bay Hunters The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) is offering waterfowl hunting opportunities at Eden Landing Ecological Reserve (ELER) in Hayward. The reserve is comprised of former industrial salt ponds now managed by DFG as low-salinity habitat for waterfowl. The hunts…