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State by State 2019 Deer Hunting Forecast
Posted on: 07/17/19
A state-by-state analysis of your deer hunting prospects for fall of 2019. One look at America’s current deer hunting scene makes you realize we’re experiencing some pretty good days right now. Coast to coast and border to border, opportunities abound, from tracking big-woods whitetails in the Northeast, glassing for ghost-like mule deer in the Southwest, shivering on a treestand while attempting to ambush a thick-necked Midwest brute, and more...

How to Spot-and-Stalk Your Way to an Archery Antelope
Posted on: 07/11/19

Today, most bow­hunters use pop-up blinds for antelope. Bowhunting antelope on foot is never easy, but if you love the challenge you can do it regardless of water or weather conditions...

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Have a Safe and Happy Veterans Day
Posted on: 11/08/19
"As we express our gratitude to the brave men and women who serve our country, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them" (By: John Fitzgerald Kennedy). Backcountry Press hopes everyone has a great holiday. News will resume Tuesday November 12th.

Hunters: Venison Needed to Help Families in Need This Fall
Posted on: 11/08/19

With hunting season in full swing, hunters from across the nation are walking the woods & fields. Each year, hunters, meat processors, and food pantries help the families in need all over the country. The generosity of hunters has been incredible and the need for venison is great so...

Letter From TBC Press - Thank You Hunters
Posted on: 11/08/19

With hunting season in getting into full swing, hunters from across the nation are walking the woods & fields. It’s not just the meat, however, that these hunters are bringing in. Hunters are not just contributors to wildlife management or meals for individual families, but also to local small businesses who experiences a major uptake during this season...

Indiana 2019 Deer Firearms Season Opens Nov 16
Posted on: 11/08/19

Indiana deer firearms season runs from Nov. 16 to Dec. 1. The deer firearms license allows one deer to be taken with that license, and it must be a buck. If you want to take a doe with a firearm during the firearms season, a bonus antlerless license, resident youth combo hunt/trap license, deer license bundle, or lifetime license is required. The doe counts toward...

Indiana 2019 Hunting Seasons Opening in November
Posted on: 11/08/19

Indiana hunters will have more opportunities as several hunting seasons open starting Nov 1st: Deer Firearms: Nov. 16 – Dec. 1 - Dove: Nov. 1 – 17 - Pheasant (Cock only): Nov. 1 – Dec.15 - Quail: (north of Interstate 74): Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 - (south of Interstate 74): Nov. 1 – Jan. 10, 2020. Ducks: Central Zone: Nov. 23 – Jan. 12, 2020 - South Zone...

Minnesota Anglers Allowed One Walleye from Mille Lacs Lake Starting Dec 1
Posted on: 11/08/19

Winter anglers on Mille Lacs Lake will enjoy a walleye harvest this winter for the fourth season in a row, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Similar to last season, anglers will be allowed to keep walleye on Mille Lacs starting Sunday, Dec. 1, with a limit of one walleye between 21-23 inches, or one fish over 28 inches. We expect...

Wisconsin 2019 Ruffed Grouse Season Shortened in Zone A
Posted on: 11/08/19

An emergency rule will move the Wisconsin season closing date for ruffed grouse hunting in Zone A from Jan. 31, 2020 to Jan. 5, 2020. The rule will go into effect on Friday, Nov. 8. The ruffed grouse season opened Sept. 14 in Zone A. The emergency rule does not impact season dates for Zone B, which runs from Oct. 19 to Dec. 8. Bag limits remain at five birds in Zone A and three birds in...