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Hunters: Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course & Why You Should

With more and more news on death and/or serious injuries regarding treestand accidents, The Backcountry Press wants to stress the importance of treestand safety. Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course from HUNTERcourse.com. It is The ONLY TMA approved online treestand safety course.

Apply for AGFC 2022 Urban Archery Deer Hunt by July 11
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/07/22

The application period for Arkansas’s special urban bowhunts for the 2022-23 deer hunting season is now open. Registration closes July 11 at 11:59 p.m. The hunts, which begin Sept. 1, offer Arkansas bowhunters an early opportunity to get into the woods. It’s also the most effective method available for wildlife managers to assist cities in maintaining white-tailed deer populations at levels which reduce conflicts. The following areas will have urban hunts for the 2022-23 season...

Arkansas WMA Deer Hunt Permit Application Period Expanded to July 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/07/22

The application period for special deer hunting permits on many wildlife management areas in Arkansas is open until 11:59 p.m. July 1, and hunters will notice many new opportunities, thanks to regulations passed during the May Commission meeting. Many WMAs managed by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission are open during fall deer hunting seasons without additional restrictions beyond the season dates and bag limits in that portion of the state. However...

Apply Now For A Georgia 2022 Quota Hunt - Deadlines vary depending on hunt type.
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/07/22

As of June 1, hunters can apply electronically for quota hunts including youth, deer, alligator, waterfowl, dove and turkey, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. “Interested in participating in a quota hunt this year? Be sure to take note of quota hunt deadlines and get that application in before that date. Application deadlines vary depending on hunt type such as...

Maine 2022 Antlerless Deer Permit Lottery Coming Soon
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/07/22

Antlerless deer permit lottery applications will be accepted online only. The lottery will open late June and close August 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM. The link to apply will be posted online. There is no fee to apply for an antlerless deer permit. If you receive a permit you must pay the $12 permit fee and $2 agent fee to claim the permit. To apply for an antlerless deer permit, you must possess a valid Maine license to hunt big game. You may enter up to two (2) WMD or...

Apply by June 14 for Arizona 2022 Fall Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/19/22

The Arizona AZGFD is accepting applications for 2022 hunt permit-tags issued through the draw process for deer, fall turkey, fall javelina, bighorn sheep, fall bison and sandhill crane. The deadline for the department to receive all applications is 11:59 p.m. (Arizona time) Tuesday, June 14, 2022. Applicants must possess a valid Arizona hunting license to apply for a hunt permit-tag. That license must be valid on the last day of the application period (June 14)...

Apply by June 2nd for California's 2022 Big Game Tag Drawing
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/19/22

California hunters can now purchase hunting licenses for the 2022-23 season, as well as apply for the Big Game Drawing online. Californians have many options to bring home wild game for their dinner table, 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, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. The 2022 California Big Game Hunting Digest (PDF) includes...

Apply by June 15 for FWC 2022 Fall Quota and Limited Entry Hunt Permits
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/19/22

If you’re interested in hunting deer or wild hog this fall/winter at a Florida wildlife management area or national wildlife refuge, make plans to apply for quota, special-opportunity and national wildlife refuge hunt permits. The phase I application period is open and runs through 11:59 p.m. ET on June 15. Make sure you check out the fall quota hunt options at the newest WMA: Tate’s Hell – St. James Island Unit in northwest Florida. In addition...

Apply by June 8 for North Dakota 2022 Deer Hunting Permits
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/19/22

Applicants for North Dakota 2022 regular deer gun, gratis, youth and muzzleloader can apply online through the Game and Fish Department’s website at gf.nd.gov. The deadline for applying is June 8. A general game and habitat license is required when applying for a deer license. If the applicant has not already purchased one for the 2022-23 season, the license will be added to their cart upon checkout. The applicant has the option of....

Apply by May 31 for Wisconsin 2022 Elk Hunting Permits
Posted by TBC Press on: 05/19/22

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds hunters that the application period for the 2022 elk hunt is open through May 31. Wisconsinites can purchase their elk license applications online or in-person by visiting a license agent. The application fee is $10 each and are limited to one per person. The hunt is open to Wisconsin residents only. Again this year, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will raffle one...