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Idaho Resident Capped Resident Elk Tags on Sale Starting July 10
Posted on: 07/0518

On Thursday, July 12, resident Sawtooth Zone A and B elk tags go on sale, with half of the tags sold at Fish and Game offices and license vendors-only starting at 10 a.m. (MDT). The remaining half of of the resident Sawtooth tags will go on sale online-only at...

Kansas Public Hunting Program Offers Private Land Experience
Posted on: 07/05/18

On Tuesday, July 10, all resident capped elk zone tags, except for the Sawtooth Zone, go on sale at 10 a.m. (MDT) at Fish and Game offices, license vendors, with a credit card at Fish and Game's online vendor, or by calling (800) 554-8685. Thursday, July 12, resident Sawtooth Zone A and B elk tags go on sale, with half of the tags sold at...

Apply for Michigan 2018 Antlerless Deer Licenses Starting July 15
Posted on: 07/0518

Michigan antlerless deer license application period isJuly 15 to Aug. 15. Some areas of the state have a limited number of antlerless deer license applications available, making applying for that deer management unit important for some. Private-land applications do require...

Apply for Michigan 2018 Fall Turkey Hunting by Aug 1st
Posted on: 07/05/18

The Michigan fall turkey license application period: July 1 to Aug. 1. Portions of Michigan are open to fall turkey hunting and licenses are available first through a drawing. Hunters may apply for one limited-quota license for a specific hunt unit and date. The season runs...

Apply for Minnesota 2018 Prairie Chicken Hunt Lottery by Aug 17
Posted on: 07/0518

Hunters can apply through Friday, Aug. 17, to be chosen for one of 125 permits for the 2018 Minnesota prairie chicken hunting season, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The nine-day prairie chicken season begins...

Minnesota Ruffed and Sharp-Tailed Grouse Numbers Down
Posted on: 07/05/18

Minnesota’s ruffed grouse spring drumming counts were down 29 percent statewide this year compared to last year, according to a survey conducted by the DNR. The 2018 survey results for ruffed and sharp-tailed grouse indicate...

Apply Now for 2018 TPWD Drawn Hunt Permits - First Application Deadlines are in August
Posted on: 07/0518

Hunters can start making plans for the upcoming seasons now by applying for the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Drawn Hunts. The online system is currently accepting applications and the first hunt category deadline is less than a month away. Among the offerings available through the online system are hunts for...

Wisconsin Sets 2018 Waterfowl Season & Regulations
Posted on: 07/05/18

With earlier approval dates, 2018 migratory bird season regulations are currently available online and at many license vendors throughout Wisconsin. As a reminder there were several significant changes to the 2018 waterfowl hunting season structure...