Hunting News

Murky waters for Pennsylvania’s mallard numbers

Ian Gregg, game management division chief for the Game Commission, said there isn’t one single cause that is responsible for the declining mallard population. Contributing factors include habitat changes impacting food reserves, competition from Canada geese on food sources and genetic issues resulting from hybridization with domestic mallards.

Leftover turkey permits to go on sale Tuesday

A technical problem of some sorts paused the sale of “leftover” turkey permits, which had been scheduled for over-the-counter sales on March 12. The Illinois DNR has announced that those permits will go on sale beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday. “In fairness to all turkey hunters, I decided to delay the start of over-the-counter sales for an additional week,” DNR…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – March 15, 2019

Anglers are reminded that all stocked trout waters, except special regulation sections and those open to year-round fishing, are closed from March 1 until 8 a.m. on opening day of trout season, which is March 30 (regional) and April 13 (statewide).  For a stocking schedule, visit www.fishandboat.com.  Anglers are also reminded that walleye season is closed from March 15 to…

Pennsylvania Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – March 1, 2019

Anglers are reminded that all Stocked Trout Waters (except special regulation stretches) will be closed to fishing from March 1 until opening day, which is March 30 in the southeastern counties and April 13 in the remainder of Pennsylvania.   For more, including a stocking schedule, visit the Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission at www.fishand boat.com.  NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie…

Illinois Outdoor News Fishing & Hunting Report – Feb. 22, 2019

The fishing and hunting report is compiled using reports from conservation officers, hunting guides and fishing guides. North Lake Michigan: The browns and cohos are starting to get active. Fish the warm-water discharges with jigs and twisters tipped with a piece of squid or crankbaits like a J-9 in chart/white or orange/gold. Small orange dodger and peanut flies log lining…

North Dakota Game and Fish citations: license-related violations most prevalent

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s enforcement division has tallied the number of hunting, angling and boating citations for 2018, and failure to carry a license was the number one violation. Game wardens issued more than 2,400 citations last year, compared to 2,500 in 2017 and 2,300 citations in 2016. Counties with the most violations were Ramsey (343), Williams…