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Big Game Hunting News - Submitted by:  The Backcountry Press (TBC Press)
The latest news and information for big game hunting in your neck of the woods and beyond.  Includes: Alligator, Bear, Caribou, Moose, Mountain Lion, Muskox, Bighorn Sheep, Mountain Goat, Bison and Wolf. 


A Hunters Pre-Season Checklist
Posted on: 08/18/18

You are a hunter. Your thoughts are now drifting toward cool, crisp mornings, falling leaves and maybe a bit of snow cover on the ground. It is time to do your homework. Here is a handy, but extensive checklist for you to use to make certain that you are fully prepared when your hunting season arrives...

Hunting Gear Checklist for Big Game
Posted on: 08/18/18

Big game hunting needs some amount of seriousness. Planning is necessary due to the risks involved like high altitude, cold weather, exhaustion and fatigue, and attacks from wild animals. Common among the big game animals in North America are moose, elk, deer, caribou, buffalo, big horn sheep, mountain lion and bears. The Hunting Gear Checklist for Big Game covers the necessary hunting equipment needed in the field to transport and perserve your trophy...

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Wisconsin 2018 Fall Hunting Forecasts
Posted on: 09/19/18

Fall hunting and trapping seasons in Wisconsin are well underway, and a number of hunting and trapping forecasts are now available to help hunters and trappers prepare for their time in the outdoors. Forecasts for the following species can be found at the links below - each forecast is located on the corresponding species page...

West Virginia 2018 Archery & Crossbow Seasons Open Sept 29
Posted on: 09/18/18

West Virginia's 2018 archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar will open Saturday, Sept. 29. The archery and crossbow deer and bear seasons run through Dec. 31. The wild boar archery and crossbow season is a split season, with the first segment also from...

North Dakota Allocates Three Bighorn Sheep Licenses for 2018 Season
Posted on: 09/17/18

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department is allocating three bighorn sheep licenses for the 2018 hunting season, two fewer than 2017. One license is available in Unit B3 and one in B4. Also, one license, as authorized under North Dakota Century Code, was auctioned in spring by...

California 2018 Bear, Elk & Bighorn Hunting Seasons Open Soon
Posted on: 09/12/18

While deer are by far the most frequently hunted big game species in California, many hunters also enjoy fair chase of bear, elk and bighorn. Some of the seasons for these species are already underway, but the majority will open over the next month. The upcoming general season opening and closing dates vary by...

New Jersey 2018 Black Bear Permits on Sale Sept 10 - Hunters Reminded of New Regulations
Posted on: 09/06/18

New Jersey 2018 black bear permits on sale Sept 10 - Permits are available at licence agents and online. Hunters are reminded that Last month, Governor Murphy issued an executive order prohibiting bear hunting on all state-owned land, including wildlife management areas, state parks, state forests and state natural areas. Hunting will still be permissible on...

Taxidermist Tips For Better Trophies
Posted on: 09/06/18

All too often, taxidermists are handed damaged goods. Taxidermists see hunters making the same mistakes skinning and caring for the hide of the animal, mistakes that noticeably affect the quality of the final product. You spend money to go on a hunt that you may never do again and you get a trophy - it just takes a little research to make a big difference...

Utah 2018-19 Applications for Mountain Lion Hunting Available Sept 18 - Board Approves More Permits this Season
Posted on: 09/04/18

During an Aug. 30 meeting in Salt Lake City, members of the Utah Wildlife Board approved a slight increase in the number of cougars hunters can take during the state's upcoming season. You can apply for a cougar hunting permit starting Sept. 18. The cougar hunting rules...