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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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Apply for Arizona 2020 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison & Bear Leftover Hunt Permit-Tags Nov 18
Posted on: 11/05/19

The wait is over for hopeful Arizona hunters who applied for a 2020 spring hunt permit-tag. Results are in. AZGFD will begin accepting paper applications for leftover hunt permit-tags Monday, Nov. 18 -- by mail only -- at 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086, Attn.: Draw/First Come. Leftover hunt permit-tags will be available for purchase on a “first come, first served” basis beginning...

76% of Hunters Successful in 2019 New Hampshire Moose Hunt
Posted on: 11/05/19

New Hampshire’s 2019 moose season wrapped up with hunters taking a total of 38 moose – 31 bulls and 7 cows – according to preliminary numbers from New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Moose Biologist Henry Jones. That means that hunters achieved a...

Colorado Issues Emergency Closure for Part of Cherokee State WMA Due to Fire
Posted on: 09/17/19

The McNay Fire that started around noon Sunday has forced the emergency closure of the Lone Pine section on the Cherokee State Wildlife Area (SWA), Colorado Parks and Wildlife announced Monday. The closure will have an affect on archery and muzzleloader deer hunters. The only access to the remaining open parcels, including the Roy Brown, on the lower unit is from County Road 80C. The 25,497-acre Cherokee SWA has...

Strong Storms in Iowa Cause Flooding, Closures at Yellow River State Forest
Posted on: 09/16/19
Flash flooding has forced closures at the Iowa Yellow River State Forest campgrounds and trails. The flash flood hit during the evening hours on Thursday, September 12, and has covered many roads. All of the campgrounds are currently closed. The Creekside equestrian campground will remain closed for the season, Little Paint campground will open as work is completed, Big Paint campground will open September 19, and Frontier equestrian campground will...

Maryland Opens Additional Wildlife Management Areas for Hunting
Posted on: 09/16/19

The Maryland DNR announced two new public hunting opportunities in state WMAs. Browns Branch WMA in Queen Anne’s County and Popes Creek WMA in Charles County are now open to regulated hunting and trapping. Those interested in hunting the area must possess a free Central Region seasonal permit and make daily reservations. Hunting on the 1,172-acre Browns Branch WMA will be...

Missouri to Implement Black Bear Hunting
Posted on: 09/16/19

Missourians may soon be able to hunt black bears as state officials reach a pivot point on bear management. The Department of Conservation is meeting with state residents to discuss their Black Bear Management Plan and receive feedback from the public. One of their statements, according to a video on their website, includes deliberations for black bear hunting. Deliberations for bear hunting are in the beginning stages, and it’s unclear when...

Montana 2019 Big Game Hunting Seasons & Forecast
Posted on: 09/13/19

Montana 2019 big game hunting season is underway and FWP in addition to the following hunting seasons and forecast, provides online information about hunting access, including our popular Block Management Program. Through the program, we coordinate with landowners to provide hunting access to more than 7 million acres of private land. The interactive Hunt Planner map allows users to look at information for various species, including...

West Virginia 2019 Archery & Crossbow Seasons Open Sept 28
Posted on: 09/12/19

West Virginia 2019 archery and crossbow seasons for white-tailed deer, black bear and wild boar will open Saturday, Sept. 28 and run through Dec. 31. BEAR; Buy a Bear Damage Stamp (Class DS). Nonresidents need a Class EE Bear Hunting License and Conservation Stamp (Class CS or CS/LE) and if they are hunting on the national forest they must have..

Vermont 2019 Early Fall Black Bear Hunting Gets Underway - Hunters Asked to Submit Tooth for Research
Posted on: 09/11/19
Vermont has two bear hunting seasons. The early bear hunting season, which requires a special bear tag, opened September 1 and continues through November 15. The late bear season begins November 16 and continues through November 24. The limit for bears remains one per calendar year. A separate Early Bear Season tag is required to hunt the Early Bear Season. The department is again reminding successful bear hunters that a regulation requires them to submit a bear tooth because...

New York 2019 Early Bear Hunting Seasons Gets Underway
Posted on: 09/10/19

In southeastern New York, the early bear season runs from Sept. 7 to Sept. 22 in Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) 3A, 3C, 3H, 3J, 3K, 3M, 3P, 3R, 4P, and 4R. The early bowhunting season for bears will open in all of the Southern Zone on Oct. 1, followed by the regular firearms season beginning Nov. 16. Hunters are required to report their bear harvest within seven days, and DEC also encourages hunters to...