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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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TPWD Big Time Texas Hunts, Entries Open for 2021-22 Season
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/16/21

This season, Texas TPWD Big Time Texas Hunts (BTTH) program commemorates 25 years of offering Texans some of the very best hunting opportunities in the state. Ten premium guided hunt packages are offered in this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts drawing. Big Time Texas Hunts entries are available online for $9 each or for $10 each at license retailers, or by calling 800-895-4248. The deadline to purchase entries is October 15 and winners will be...

Idaho Second 2021 Big Game Controlled Hunt Drawing Application Opens Aug 5th
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

The application period for Idaho’s second big game controlled hunt and swan tag drawing runs Aug. 5-15.Tags available in the second drawing include those for deer, elk, pronghorn, and black bear that were not applied for in the first drawing, as well those that were drawn by hunters but not purchased by the Aug. 1 deadline. There will also be 50 swan tags available in the drawing, which are valid only in North Idaho. Swan tags were changed to controlled hunts earlier in July. A list of...

Apply by Aug 31 for Maryland 2021 Fall Black Bear Hunt Lottery
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

The Maryland DNR is now accepting applications for the 2021 black bear hunt lottery. Successful applicants will receive a permit valid for the five-day hunting season which will take place Oct. 25-29 in Allegany, Frederick, Garrett, and Washington counties. The department will issue 950 hunting permits this year.Hunters may apply for the lottery online or at one of more than 250 hunting and fishing license agents across the state. Hunters need...

Manitoba Wildlife Federation to Conduct a Review of Black Bear Numbers
RESULTS COULD MEAN MORE BEAR-HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/17/21

Depending on the results of a review the Manitoba MWF has been contracted to conduct, black bear hunters in the province could be looking at more hunting opportunities in the near future. That’s the word from the MWF’s new manager of conservation stewardship, Nolan Sawatzky, who was hired earlier this year to conduct the review. Sawatzky’s study aims to recommend the best way for Manitoba to get an accurate picture of its overall black bear population. In addition...

Nebraska Accepting Resident Only Applications for 2021 Bighorn Sheep Lottery
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/15/21

The 2021 bighorn sheep lottery, open only to Nebraska residents, offers the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to take a full-curl ram. Only one application per calendar year may be submitted. Applications are available online on the department website. All applications must be accompanied by a non-refundable lottery application fee of $29. Applications must be received in the Lincoln office or submitted online by Aug. 6, 2021. Only Nebraska residents are eligible to apply. The winner will...

Apply for Alabama 2021 Alligator Hunts by July 14
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/07/21

The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR) opened online registration for the state’s regulated alligator hunts on June 1, 2021, at 8 a.m. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m., July 14. A total of 260 Alligator Possession Tags will be distributed among five hunting zones.Only Alabama residents and Alabama lifetime license holders ages 16 years or older may apply for tags. Hunting zones, total tags issued per zone and hunt dates are as follows...

Alligator Hunting 101
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/07/21

Setting the hook on a big muskie is thrilling. Coming tight on a bull redfish is a rush. But sinking a treble hook into a 15-foot, 1,000-pound prehistoric reptile? That’s a different experience altogether. There are a lot of ways to skin a gator hunt in the Southeast. But any hunt requires careful preparation, expertise, and specialized equipment. Here’s a look at the main tactics the pros use for catching these giant reptiles.