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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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Pennsylvania 2018 Black Bear Hunting Season Opens with Archery Nov 14
Posted on: 10/30/18

Pennsylvania's statewide bear seasons get underway with the five-day archery season Nov. 14-18, followed by the four-day firearms season Nov. 19 and 21-23, and Pennsylvania Game Commission Bear Biologist Mark Ternent says hunters will find approximately 20,000 bears roaming the state, the most in modern times. Locally, this even includes...

Quebec Caribou Hunting Closed for 2018 & 2019
Posted on: 10/26/18

The Government of Quebec announced that at the conclusion of the 2017 caribou hunting season, caribou hunting in Quebec will be completely closed for the 2018-19 seasons. There has been an ongoing dispute in Quebec between the Government, the caribou outfitters and the indigenous tribes in Quebec. In addition...

Wyoming Wolves Getting Savvy, Avoid Hunters During 2018 Season
Posted on: 10/26/18

The numbers suggest that Wyoming’s wolves smartened up in the second season since hunting returned to the landscape, learning a wariness of people that has prevented them from being shot. Hunters managed to kill 12 wolves in the first 36 hours of the 2017 fall season. However, this year, through over seven weeks of hunting, only 19 wolves have been reported killed in...

Ten Reasons How Anyone Can Get Lost in the Wild
Posted on: 10/23/18

Between the years of 1992 and 2007, our national parks were the site of 65,439 search and rescue (SAR) incidents. From these thousands of SAR missions, a large percentage of “call outs” involved outdoor enthusiasts who had become lost in the wild. But with all of the technology we have today—such as cell phones, GPS devices, and satellite phones—how does this still happen?

Utah DWR Proposes New Hunts in 2019
Posted on: 10/23/18

You might have more chances to hunt bison and pronghorn in Utah in 2019. Biologists with the Division of Wildlife Resources are also recommending new archery hunts that might reduce the number of deer coming into cities and towns in Utah County. Plans that will guide the management of bighorn sheep and mountain goats across Utah — as well as...

California SHARE Program to Offer Wild Pig, Bear, Turkey, Quail & Dove Hunts
Posted on: 10/15/18

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) Shared Habitat Alliance for Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) program will provide public access for wild pig, bear, turkey, quail and dove hunts on a property in Tulare County this fall and spring. This is the first year that SHARE has offered opportunities at Hart Ranch, which includes...

Deadline to Enter Big Time Texas Hunts Drawing Oct 15
Posted on: 10/15/18

Hunters hoping for a chance at winning premium guided hunt packages through the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department’s Big Time Texas Hunts program have until Monday, Oct. 15 at 11:59 p.m. to enter. Hunters can enter to win any of 10 exciting premium guided hunt packages in this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts drawing. All lodging and food is included and...