Missouri 2019 Squirrel Hunting Season Opens …

Missouri 2019 Squirrel Hunting Season Opens May 25
Posted on: 05/14/19

Hunters can add fresh wild game to their Memorial Day menus. The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) reminds Missourians that squirrel season open May 25, the Saturday before Memorial Day. The open season on eastern gray and fox squirrels runs from May 25 through Feb. 15, 2020. Allowed hunting methods are shotguns, rifles, and other legal firearm methods, as well as archery equipment, slingshots, or atlatls. The daily limit for hunting and trapping is… READ MORE

Montana 2019 Paddlefish Season on Yellowston…

Montana 2019 Paddlefish Season on Yellowstone, Lower Missouri starts May 15
Posted on: 05/14/19

The Montana 2019 paddlefishing season on the Yellowstone and Lower Missouri rivers will start on Wednesday, May 15. Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 7 Fisheries Manager Mike Backes has no predictions for this season, but he doesn’t expect a fast and furious start based on current river flow projections. Anglers may harvest only one paddlefish per season. FWP reminds anglers that anyone harvesting a paddlefish in Montana is required to report it within 48 hours. This is true even if… READ MORE

Montana Men Sentenced for Illegal Mountain L…

Montana Men Sentenced for Illegal Mountain Lion Hunt in Yellowstone National Park
Posted on: 05/14/19

Three Montana men, under violation of the Lacey Act, must serve three years probation and are banned from hunting, fishing, or trapping after an illegal mountain lion hunt inside Yellowstone National Park. According to a National Park Service news release, Austin Peterson, Trey Juhnke, and Corbin Simmons, illegally entered the park to hunt mountain lions on December 12, 2018. They shot and killed… READ MORE

New Jersey FAQs Concerning 2019-20 Canada Go…

New Jersey FAQs Concerning 2019-20 Canada Goose Harvest Changes
Posted on: 05/14/19

Setting New Jersey hunting regulations for a species with two or more populations, particularly populations which may have different population trajectories, can be very challenging. Canada geese are a prime example. Within New Jersey there are three distinct populations of Canada geese: Atlantic Population, North Atlantic Population and Resident Population. The following questions and answers will explain the management strategies behind current and new regulations… READ MORE

North Dakota Reminds Anglers: White Suckers …

North Dakota Reminds Anglers: White Suckers ONLY Legal in Bois de Sioux, Red Rivers
Posted on: 05/14/19

The state Game and Fish Department reminds anglers that live white suckers are not legal baitfish anywhere in North Dakota, except in the Bois de Sioux and Red rivers. Although anglers can use live white suckers on the Bois de Sioux and Red rivers, and tributaries up to the first vehicular bridge, they are illegal elsewhere. Fathead minnows, sticklebacks and creek chubs are the only legal live baitfish outside of the Bois de Sioux and Red rivers. However… READ MORE

Oregon Seeks Input on Temporary 2019 Wild Fa…

Oregon Seeks Input on Temporary 2019 Wild Fall Chinook Regulation Changes
Posted on: 05/14/19

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is proposing temporary harvest limits and closures for coastal wild fall chinook fisheries due to low escapement in 2018 and poor forecasts for this year. The public is invited to give input on temporary proposals for south coast rivers at meetings hosted in North Bend, Port Orford and Brookings. Proposed temporary regulation changes provide angling opportunity while reducing harvest and increasing… READ MORE

South Carolina 2019 Shellfish Harvesting Sea…

South Carolina 2019 Shellfish Harvesting Season Closes May 31
Posted on: 05/14/19

South Carolina’s 2018-2019 season for the harvest of oysters, mussels, clams and all other bivalves from State Shellfish Grounds and Public Shellfish Grounds will close on Friday, May 31, 2019 at one half hour after official sunset, according to South Carolina Department of Natural Resources (SCDNR) officials. Coastal waters will remain closed to recreational shellfish harvesting until.. READ MORE

Western States with 2019 Over-the-Counter El…

Western States with 2019 Over-the-Counter Elk Tags
Posted on: 05/14/19

By now, it shouldn’t be a secret that you can do a DIY elk hunt without winning the lottery in several western states. So, if you want to hunt elk in the West, why does everyone tell you have to start building points in the various lottery or draw systems? Sure, in order to get tags in the best units and to hunt during times when there is less competition and you will have to draw a tag and you usually need a lot of points to do it. But that is a different article. Backcountry Chronicles has taken alot of time and research to provide you with information needed to hunt elk this year in the west… READ MORE

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