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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 More Black Bear Permits
Posted on: 01/15/20

The Utah Wildlife Board approved an increase to the number of black bear permits for the 2020 hunting and pursuit seasons during a public meeting held Tuesday, Jan. 7. With concerns about large numbers of pursuers and dogs on some hunting units, mule deer population declines, and clarifications about fair chase aspects of hunting bears using dogs prompted a few changes...

Apply for Idaho 2020 Spring Bear Controlled Hunts Starting Jan15
Posted on: 01/07/20

Hunters wanting to participate in Idaho's 2020 spring controlled hunts for black bear can apply from January 15 through February 15. Hunters who have a 2020 hunting license may apply for controlled hunts at any Fish and Game license vendor; with a credit card by calling 1-800-554-8685; or online. There is a nonrefundable application fee of...

Idaho Seeking Input on Proposed Moose Management Plan - Deadline to comment is Jan 12
Posted on: 01/07/20

Idaho Hunters and other interested members of the public have until Jan 12 to offer their input on Fish and Game’s newly proposed Moose Management Plan for 2020-25. The Moose Management Plan is a six-year document that guides the department in protecting and managing moose populations in Idaho, as well as developing season setting recommendations. The department’s statewide moose management direction in the proposed 2020-2025 plan includes...

California Judge Temporarily Blocks Ban That Would Harm Louisiana Alligator Industry
Posted on: 12/31/19

A federal judge in California has issued a temporary restraining order prohibiting enforcement of that state’s effort to ban the sale and importation of alligator and crocodile products, the Louisiana (LDWF) recently announced. California’s ban, which would devastate Louisiana’s lucrative alligator product industry, was scheduled to....

Kentucky Proposes Amendments to Wildlife Regulations
Posted on: 12/18/19

The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission proposed new bear hunting regulations and new procedures for captive cervid facilities at its quarterly meeting. In bear-related business, the Commission recommended opening certain hunter access areas and wildlife management areas to the bear chase season and the bear hunting with dogs season. WMA's would not open for the bear chase season until...

NJDEP Extends 2019 Bear Season as Segment B Resumes Dec 18
Posted on: 12/16/19

The 2019 December segment of the NJ black bear hunting season will be extended by four days to achieve management and bear population objectives. The next phase of Segment B of the season (Segment A was October 14-19) will begin a half-hour prior to sunrise on Wednesday, December 18 and will continue until...

West Virginia Opens National Forest & WMA Roads to Disabled Hunters
Posted on: 12/16/19
Numerous special hunter access roads are open to Class Q/QQ physically challenged hunters on West Virginia state-owned and National Forest Cooperative Wildlife Management Areas. Class Q (resident) and QQ (non-resident) hunting permits are issued by the DNR to applicants who are permanently disabled in their lower extremities, as certified by...

Apply for Wisconsin 2020 Season Permit for Black Bear & Spring Turkey by Dec 10
Posted on: 12/09/19
Wisconsin black bear and wild turkey hunters are reminded to submit their applications for the 2020 season permit drawings before midnight on Dec. 10. Applications for permit drawings can be purchased through Go Wild or an authorized license agent. Bear hunters are reminded that due to the high interest in this hunt, hunters must apply for several years before receiving a permit for most bear management zones. Spring turkey hunters may choose...