Hopes were high in 2018 with a bear population estimated at 20,000 and a fine start to the November firearms season, but unfavorable weather conditions kept harvest down. Still, there were highlights, including the harvest of a nearly 800-pound bruin, and hopes remain high for next year, too.
No proposal will be drawn up, no vote will be taken in near future.
Unseasonable temperatures in much of the state delayed ice-fishing as of mid- January, when cold, snowy weather moved in. Some anglers were fishing from boats as conditions allowed. Ice anglers are advised to exercise extreme caution. For ice-fishing safety tips,…
Modifications proposed for the 2019-20 seasons include moving the opening day of the firearms deer season to the Saturday following Thanksgiving.
The Game Commission is implementing reduction to minimize the impact of CWD on the deer population in this specific area.
One fact of note from the report: Minnesota hunters shot more than a quarter of their entire deer harvest on opening day of their primary firearms season.
Anglers are reminded that they are required to wear a life jacket when in boats fewer than 16 feet in length and in all canoes and kayaks from now through April 30. NORTHWEST REGION Lake Erie tributaries — As of…
Official entry score of 320-5/8 makes it only the fifth hunter-taken nontypical whitetail to exceed 300 inches in history.
As of Dec. 20, a spate of mild temperatures and rainfall was melting ice on lakes in some parts of the state where hard water begun to form. The Pennsylvania Fish & Boat Commission completed its winter trout stockings in…