Hunting News

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

AMERY AREA Panfish reports have improved on the shorelines of Big Round, Balsam, Wapogasset, and Magner lakes. Minnows or leeches are producing walleyes on the 10- to 12-foot weed edges of Magner, Wapogasset, Balsam, and Lower Turtle Lake. Suckers have been turning muskies below the dam on the Apple River, and bass are active in shallow water on most lakes….

Crossbow season for deer extended in Kentucky

FRANKFORT, Ky. — Deer hunters in Kentucky are getting a longer crossbow season, after a proposal to expand the season went into effect May 31. The new crossbow season will open the third Saturday in September and close the third Monday in January. This year it’s Sept. 21 to Jan. 20. A statement from the state Fish and Wildlife Department…

Minnesota Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 14, 2019

Great Eight LAKE MILLE LACS         East – Walleye action remains strong throughout the lake, from shallow structure to deep, main lake flats and gravel. Midday hours are still providing strong walleye activity with most live bait presentations, but the bite gets extremely good in the evenings with slip bobbers and leeches or crankbaits. Smallmouth bass are spawning…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 7, 2019

Anglers are reminded that bass are in the catch-and-immediate release season through June 14.  The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission is offering a variety of free fishing and boating events in coming months. For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie — Smallmouth bass were reported in recent weeks. Lake trout were biting in anywhere from 65 to 112 feet…

Ohio Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – June 7, 2019

Central Region Buckeye Lake (Fairfield, Licking, Perry counties) – Anglers are finding hybrid stripers cooperative at this large, central Ohio canal lake. The best bite actually is coming for fishermen trying to catch catfish using shrimp or chicken livers fished on the bottom. Crappies and saugeyes are also active, according to reports. For a full profile of Buckeye Lake, see…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 24, 2019

The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission continued in-season trout stockings in recent weeks.   Fish for Free days are slated for May 26 and July 4, offering anglers an opportunity to fish statewide without a license.  The closed season on walleyes ended May 5.   Bass remain in catch-and-immediate-release mode until June 15.  For more, visit www.fishandboat.com. NORTHWEST REGION Lake…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 17, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Shabbona: Look for crappies over the fish cribs and brush piles along the campground shoreline. Begin your search by setting your presentation half way down the water column. Best presentations include Mini-Mites and minnows. Bass fishing is slow. Muskie fishing is good….

Wisconsin Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – May 17, 2019

ASHLAND AREA The sun was shining on Chequamegon Bay May 4 – which did a lot for peoples’ attitudes – and until the wind picked up, fishing was excellent. Trolling remains outstanding for cohos, brown trout, and splake from Long Island out toward the islands. Most trollers are flat-lining crankbaits in shallower water (40 feet) or following the mudlines. Anglers…

Nonresidents would feel brunt of South Dakota archery deer-hunting changes

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Commission proposed three changes that would impact nonresident archery hunters for the 2019 deer hunting season. In addition, one change was proposed that would impact resident archery hunters. The Commission’s proposal would first impose a delayed start date for nonresident archery deer hunters on public lands, including private land leased by the department…