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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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Apply for Louisiana 2021 Alligator Hunting Permits by June 30
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/25/21

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) will conduct alligator lottery harvests on 19 LDWF Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), 28 public lakes and one U.S. Army Corp of Engineers (USACE) property Aug. 25-Oct. 30, 2021. Applications are now available and are due by June 30th. Alligator lottery applications are only available on the LDWF website. Applicants must be legal Louisiana residents and 16 years of age or older. If selected...

Applications for Mississippi 2021 Alligator Hunting Tags Opens June 1
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/25/21

The 2021 Public Waters Alligator Hunting Season in Mississippi will open at 12:00 p.m. on August 27 and continue through 12:00 p.m. September 6. The application process for the 960 available permits will begin at 10:00 a.m. June 1 and continue through 10:00 a.m. June 8. Applications are accepted on-line or at any point-of-sale location where MS hunting and fishing licenses are sold. Permits are limited by a random drawing and an...

Applications for Utah 2021 Antlerless Hunts Opens May 27
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/25/21

Beginning on Thursday, May 27 at 8 a.m., you can apply for a permit to hunt Utah's antlerless big game animals, including cow elk, cow moose, doe deer, doe pronghorn and ewe bighorn sheep. (Although you cannot apply for both a cow moose permit and a ewe bighorn sheep permit in the same year -- you must pick one or the other.) You must submit your application no later than 11 p.m. on June 17 to be included in the drawing for hunting permits. In addition, hunters must...

Reminder: CDFW Deadline to Apply for the 2021 Big Game Drawing is June 2
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/11/21

California hunters can now purchase hunting licenses for the 2020-21 season, as well as apply for the Big Game Drawing online. Californians have many options to harvest wild protein, and at this time, the current COVID-19 pandemic is not expected to lead to the closure or delay of any hunting seasons. The deadline to apply for the Big Game Drawing is June 2, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. The 2020 California Big Game Hunting Digest, which includes information about...

Apply for Idaho 2021 Big Game Controlled Hunts by June 5
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/11/21

The application period for Idaho fall 2021 deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts begins May 1 and runs through June 5. Hunters with a valid 2021 Idaho hunting license may apply for controlled hunts at any license vendor, Fish and Game office, or with a credit card online or by calling 1-800-554-8685. There is an additional fee for online and phone orders. Successful controlled hunt applicants will be notified by July 10. Controlled hunts are...

Enter Idaho 2021 Super Hunt Drawing by May 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/11/21

Your chance at Idaho's ultimate hunting opportunity is up for grabs, as Fish and Game is once again selling entries for the Super Hunt drawing, and deadline for the first drawing is May 31. Every year, 34 hunters win this special opportunity! Super Hunt winners get to enjoy the best of the best by being able to pursue world class big game in any open hunt in Idaho for the species they draw, and...

FWC Phase I Applications for 2021 Alligator Harvest Permits Opens May 7
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/06/21

Now is the time to plan for Florida’s upcoming hunting seasons if you’re interested in applying for the Florida FWC alligator harvest permits at a Florida WMA or national wildlife refuge. This year the dates to apply for alligator harvest permits are as follows: Phase I Applications 5/7/2021 - 5/17/2021. Remember, all application periods start at 10 a.m. ET on the first day of the application period and run through 11:59 p.m. ET on the final day. To take part...

Apply for MDC 2021 Fall Black Bear Hunting Permits by May 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/03/21

The Missouri MDC reminds Missourians interested in hunting black bears in the state to apply during May for one of 400 permits being offered by MDC for the state’s first black-bear hunting season this coming fall, Oct. 18–27. The maximum total harvest for the season will be 40 bears. Apply for the random elk-permit drawing May 1 - 31 online or through a permit vendor, or by calling 1-800-392-4115. There is a $10 non-refundable application fee. In addition...

Deadline to Apply for an Oregon 2021 Controlled or Premium Hunt is May 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/03/21

Don’t wait until the last minute to apply for an Oregon 2021 controlled or premium hunt as the May 15 deadline falls on a Saturday this year. The online licensing system will process applications until 11:59 p.m. on May 15, and license vendors will also be selling applications. But ODFW licensing staff will not be available to help hunters who wait until Saturday and encounter problems accessing their account. In addition...

Apply for Nevada 2021 Big Game Tags 2nd Draw starting June 7
Posted by TBC Press on: 04/23/21

A second Nevada drawing will be conducted for remaining 2021 big game tags. Applications will be open June 2 - June 14, and any remaining tags after that draw can be applied for on a first-come, first-served basis. Nevada's big game species include mule deer, Rocky Mountain elk, three sub-species of bighorn sheep, pronghorn antelope, mountain goat and black bear. In addition...