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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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Apply for Maryland 2019 Fall Black Bear Hunting by Aug 31
Posted on: 07/17/19

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is now accepting applications for the 2019 black bear hunt lottery. All entries must be completed by 11:59 p.m. Aug. 31 and must be accompanied by a $15 nonrefundable application fee. Only one application per person will be accepted; submitting duplicates can result in disqualification and forfeiture. The drawing will be...

Florida First-Come, First Served 2019 Alligator Permits Available
Posted on: 07/08/19

Phase IV of the application process for Florida Statewide Alligator Harvest Permits is now open! Permits are issued on a first-come first-served basis. Even those people who were issued a permit in a previous phase can purchase additional permits during Phase IV. The updated Guide to Alligator Hunting in Florida is a valuable source of information about...

Alabama Adds Coastal Zone to 2019 Alligator Season - Apply by July 10
Posted on: 06/07/19
Two significant changes are in store for those fortunate enough to be selected for a tag in the random drawing for the 2019 Alabama alligator season. The Alabama (WFF) Division has created a new Coastal Zone and shifted the mandatory alligator hunting training workshop to online only. Registration for the alligator hunts is currently open and All entries must be received by 8 a.m. on July 10 to be considered for the random drawing in the five zones. In addition...

LDWF Accepting Bids for 2019 Alligator Hunting on WMAs, Refuges & USACE Properties
Posted on: 06/06/19

The Louisiana (LDWF) is still accepting bids for alligator hunting on Wildlife Management Areas (WMAs), U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) properties and state wildlife refuges for the 2019-2021 alligator harvest seasons. Applications will be accepted until bid opening at 10 a.m. on June 21 at the LDWF Lafayette Field Office, 200 Dulles Drive, Lafayette, LA 70506. Eligible alligator hunters are chosen through...

Apply for Alabama 2019 Alligator Hunt Permits June 4 - July 10
Posted on: 06/03/19

The Alabama DNR will open online registration for the state’s 14th annual regulated alligator hunts on Tuesday, June 4, at 8 a.m. Registration must be completed by 8 a.m., July 10. 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. The administrative fee to apply for an Alligator Possession Tag is...

Apply by June 7 for Mississippi 2019 Alligator Hunting Permits
Posted on: 06/03/19

The Mississippi DWF&P will be accepting applications May 31 through 10 a.m. June 7. The application is free, but there is a $2.34 processing fee. A total of 960 permits will be available within seven hunting zones across the state for the 10-day season. Permits are issued according to a random drawing and an application for eligibility is required. Applicants may only apply in...

Apply Online by June 11 for Arizona 2019 Fall Hunts
Posted on: 05/30/19

All online applications for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and sandhill crane. must be received by the Arizona GFD no later than 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, June 11. As a reminder, applicants must possess a valid Arizona hunting license to apply online for a hunt permit-tag. A few helpful hints to keep in mind when filling out an online application...

Reasons Why Botswana Lifts Ban On Elephant Hunting
Posted on: 05/30/19

Late on Thursday May 23 the Botswana government stated they would be lifting its ban on elephant hunting. People around the world, but especially in the U.S. and the UK, reacted with shock and horror. How could they do such a thing? What could possibly justify the wholesale slaughter of such noble and intelligent creatures? Is it really true that they intend to turn these magnificent animals into dog food? All of these questions, and...