Category: Regulations

Texas Decides on New Alligator Gar Regulations


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Texas fishermen will no longer be allowed to bowfish for alligator gar at night on the Trinity River without authorization. Yesterday the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department officially approved a series of regulation changes that’ll surely change the freshwater fishing landscape. However, it didn’t move forward on the statewide ban nighttime bowfishing for alligator gar.

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Florida Updates Shore-Based Shark Fishing Regulations


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Removing prohibited sharks from the water will no longer be permitted, whether fishing from the shore or a vessel. Following its February meeting in Gainesville, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released a statement explaining its new, approved changes to the current shark fishing regulations. The changes addressed shark management, shore-based shark fishing and

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Alligator Gar Regulations Officially Proposed for Texas, Don’t Get Caught in the Crosshairs

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Texas alligator gar

The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department issued an announcement, which includes a proposed drawing system for harvesting large alligator gar. Last week, we published an article regarding Texas’ proposal to increase protections for the state’s largest and oldest freshwater fish, the alligator gar. This morning, however, TPWD made an official announcement, which provided a more

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5 Reasons You, Me and Everyone Else Should Use a Suppressor

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5 Reasons You, Me, And Everyone Else Should Use A Suppressor

There’s a lot of red tape involved, but using a suppressor at the range and afield makes a lot of sense. While Hollywood often portrays suppressors as the tools of assassins and spies like James Bond, reality is pretty different. It’s understandable if you’re confused, as there’s a lot of misinformation out there about suppressors.

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Modern Fish Act: Is Removing Saltwater Recreational Fishing Limits a Good Thing?

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Since the 1970s, saltwater commercial and recreational fishing has been regulated. The purpose behind the regulation was to prevent fisheries from collapsing. Before then, international waters started just 12 miles of the U.S. coast. Congress passed the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act (MSA) in 1976. This extended U.S. jurisdiction out 200 miles. It also set

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