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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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Utah Approves New Black Bear Hunts for 2019
Posted on: 01/14/19

Starting in the 2019 season, hunters will have more chances to spot and stalk black bears in Utah. At their meeting on Jan. The Utah Wildlife Board approved changes that will guide black bear hunting in Utah for the next three years. The additional spot-and-stalk hunts the board approved will give more hunters...

Apply for Wyoming 2019 Big Game Elk & Turkey Hunts by Jan 31
Posted on: 01/09/19

Wyoming 2019 Big game hunt applications opened on Jan. 2. All applications must be submitted online. Residents and non-residents can apply for elk, antelope, deer, spring turkey, bighorn sheep, moose and mountain goat. The first deadline is Jan. 31 for nonresident elk and resident and nonresident spring turkey. In addition...

Oregon Extends Mandatory Reporting Deadline for Big Game & Turkey
Posted on: 01/07/19

The deadline to report all 2018 big game and turkey tags has been extended until April 15, 2019 (from Jan. 31) to give hunters more time to report under ODFW’s new licensing system. The new deadline applies to all 2018 deer, elk, cougar, bear, antelope and turkey tags. Anyone who purchased one of these tags needs to report—even if...

Colorado to Host Five-Year Big Game Season Structure Meeting in Meeker
Posted on: 12/28/18

In Northwest Colorado, CPW Commissioner and Meeker resident Marie Haskett invites the public to join her and CPW personnel for a discussion on the five-year Big Game Season Structure, beginning at 6 p.m., Jan. 7, in the Mountain Valley Bank, 400 Main Street, in Meeker. Once approved in July of 2019, the new season structure will go into effect from...

Minnesota Proposes to Strengthen Bear Hunting Tooth Sample Requirement
Posted on: 12/12/18

Bear hunters who are successful in 2019 and after would be required to submit a bear tooth sample to be eligible for the upcoming year’s bear hunting license lottery under a new rule proposed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. The DNR has for many years required hunters to submit bear tooth samples. However...

Alabama Hunters Take 144 Alligators in 2018 Season
Posted on: 12/10/18

Alabama hunters harvested 144 alligators during the 2018 seasons with the heaviest weighing in at 700 pounds. A total of 260 tags were issued in the four hunting zones.John Herthum of Montgomery took the 700-pound gator that measured 11 feet, 10 inches in the Southeast Zone, which includes...

Deadline to Apply for Wisconsin 2019 Black Bear Permits Dec 10
Posted on: 12/06/18

Deadline to apply for Wisconsin 2019 Black Bear Permits is Dec 10. Applications for permit drawings can be purchased online. Bear hunters are reminded that due to the high interest in this hunt, hunters must apply for several years before receiving a permit through the drawing process for most bear management zones. In addition...