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Gun Buyers ClubSALEM, Ore. — General Season Archery Elk hunters who were unable to hunt because they were displaced or personally impacted by wildfires may exchange their tag for a general season any legal weapon elk tag.

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The exchange option is available only to general season archery elk hunters who never had a chance to hunt during the 2020 season. “Personally impacted” means living in an area that was evacuated due to wildfires or being a first responder, law

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At its October meeting, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) approved new regulations for the recreational harvest of blueline tilefish in Atlantic state waters. These new regulations are consistent with those in Atlantic federal waters and could help prevent both recreational quota overages and overfishing.

FWC staff gathered input on these changes from stakeholders who participate in the fishery, many of whom were in support of the proposed changes.

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Gun Buyers ClubThe Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently confirmed that zebra mussels are in Black Hawk Lake.

A marina operator reported finding zebra mussels on boat lifts removed from the lake for winter storage. Investigation by DNR staff discovered low numbers of zebra mussels on additional boat lifts. DNR staff will conduct surveys at Black Hawk Lake next summer to monitor the abundance and distribution of zebra mussels in the lake.

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The documentation of zebra mussels

Gun Buyers ClubSeveral recreational and commercial stone crab regulation changes go into effect in the next few weeks, just in time for the Oct. 15 season start date.

Florida’s stone crab fishery has experienced a long-term decline in harvest and is likely undergoing overfishing. FWC staff worked with stakeholders on these changes that are intended to increase the stone crab population and build resiliency in the fishery.

New regulations in effect this season:

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