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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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South Dakota GFP Proposes Bighorn Sheep Season; Finalizes Mountain Goat
Posted on: 03/06/19

The South Dakota GFP Commission, proposed a slight change to the Unit 3 boundary for the 2019 bighorn sheep hunting season by removing an area south and west of Badlands National Park. The proposed hunting season would run Sept. 1 – Dec. 31, 2019, and have four ram bighorn sheep licenses available. In addition...

Posted on: 03/05/19

The Hawaii DLNR announced the opening of archery hunting in Pu‘uanahulu Game Management Area (GMA) Saturday, March 2, 2019, and continuing on weekends and state holidays through Sunday, June 30, 2019. Annual closure of the archery season in this GMA will be from July through February. Season length, bag limits, and hunting areas are...

Apply for Hawaii 2019 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Hunting Starting March 18
Posted on: 02/25/19

The State of Hawaii, DLNR announced that applications for the 2019 Lanai Mouflon Sheep Hunting Season, together with instruction sheets, will be available at all Division of Forestry and Wildlife Offices Statewide beginning Monday, March 18, 2019. Applicants may also apply online. The DEADLINE for submitting applications will be...

Apply Now for Alaska 2019 General Season Hunts for Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, Deer & Sheep
Posted on: 02/21/19

The Alaska general season harvest is the type of hunting most people are familiar with — the basic hunt where you buy a license, get tags or harvest tickets for big game, and follow the general season dates and bags limits. The 2019 General season hunts are available to Alaska residents as well as non-residents. (Note; non-residents will need a guide to hunt in Alaska and most guides will get the permits you need). You can apply for Moose, caribou, black bear, deer...

All-Inclusive Hunting in Saskatchewan, Canada: What It Includes and Where You Should Go
Posted on: 02/22/19

Saskatchewan might be the best under-the-radar hunting destination in North America. The “prairie” province is a hunter’s haven. It’s wild forests and prairie potholes, provide incredible big game and bird hunting, without the crowds. There’s plenty to get excited about: Vast wide-open spaces, pristine boreal forests inhabited by massive black bear and moose, trophy white-tailed deer, huge flocks of...

Washington 2019 Spring Black Bear Special Hunt Applications due Feb 28
Posted on: 02/20/19

Washington hunters must purchase and submit their 2019 spring black bear special hunt applications by midnight on Feb. 28. Hunts will occur in specific areas of western and eastern Washington. Hunters who submit their applications are entered into a drawing in mid-March for 272 permits in western Washington and...

Apply for Utah 2019 Black Bear Hunts by Feb 25
Posted on: 02/14/19

If you'd like to hunt Utah bears during the spring, summer or fall seasons, the time to apply for a permit is here. You can apply now. To be included in the draw for permits, your application must be received through the website no later than 11 p.m. on Feb. 25.Results of the 2019 Utah black bear draw will be available by...

Deadline to apply for Idaho 2019 Black Bear Feb 15
Posted on: 02/13/19

Idaho hunters who are looking to apply for controlled bear hunts during spring are running out of time to do so: The application period for spring controlled black bear hunts closes on Feb. 15. Under new rules, Fish and Game will not be accepting mail-in applications for the controlled hunts. Only one application...

Deadline to apply for New Mexico 2019 Bear and Turkey Permits Feb 13
Posted on: 02/13/19

The deadline to apply for New Mexico 2019-2020 bear and turkey permits is 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13. Draw results will be available Feb. 27. 2019-2020 rules and information booklets can be found on the Department of Game and Fish website. Hunters can apply online, by telephone or in person at department offices. In addition..

Apply for a Utah 2019 Permit to Hunt Big Game
Posted on: 02/07/19

It's time to apply for a permit to hunt big game animals in Utah this fall. Applications will be accepted starting Jan. 31. Your application must be received no later than 11 p.m. on March 7, to be included in the draw for permits. Starting Jan. 31, applications will be accepted for every big game hunt except...