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The latest news and information for antelope, deer and elk hunting in your neck of the woods and beyond.


State by State 2019 Deer Hunting Forecast
Posted on: 07/17/19

A state-by-state analysis of your deer hunting prospects for fall of 2019. One look at America’s current deer hunting scene makes you realize we’re experiencing some pretty good days right now. Coast to coast and border to border, opportunities abound, from tracking big-woods whitetails in the Northeast, glassing for ghost-like mule deer in the Southwest, shivering on a treestand while attempting to ambush a thick-necked Midwest brute, and more...

Western States with 2019 Over-the-Counter Elk Tags
Posted on: 05/14/19

If you want to hunt elk in the West, in order to get tags in the best units and to hunt during times when there is less competition, you will have to draw a tag and you usually need a lot of points to do it. But that is a different article. Here is the best information needed to hunt elk this year in the west...

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North Dakota 2020 Deer Lottery Held, Licenses Remain
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/26/20

North Dakota’s deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available online at the state Game and Fish Department’s website. More than 6,200 deer gun licenses remain. Only resident applicants who were unsuccessful in the lottery can apply for remaining licenses. Unsuccessful applicants can apply online for remaining licenses beginning July 1. The deadline for applying is July 22. A list of Remaining Deer Gun Licenses for...

Registration Open for Arkansas 2020 Urban Archery-Only Deer Hunts in Helena
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

This fall, The Arkansas Game and Fish Commission, City of Helena-West Helena and Arkansas Bowhunters Association have partnered together to hold special archery-only hunts within Helena-West Helena city limits to remove excess deer. As a stipulation of urban hunts, participants donate their first deer to Arkansas Hunters Feeding the Hungry. There are a few extra rules for hunters to follow during urban bowhunts...

New Mexico Resident Youth & Senior Hunters 2020 Elk License Sale Begins July 8
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

New Mexico resident youth and senior hunters who applied and were unsuccessful in the 2020-2021 big-game draw are eligible to purchase one of nearly 1,900 antlerless elk licenses. The licenses will go on sale through the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish’s Online License System at 10 a.m. MDT July 8. Licenses will be sold online only on a first-come, first-served basis. The sale is designed to encourage unsuccessful youth and senior draw applicants and includes...

South Dakota Habitat Stamp Requirement in Effect July 1
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/25/20

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department (GFP) is reminding outdoor enthusiasts the habitat stamp requirement goes into effect July 1. The habitat stamp was created by the 2020 South Dakota legislature. A habitat stamp is required for anyone 18 years of age or older when purchasing or applying for a hunting, fishing or furbearer license. The annual fee for the habitat stamp is $10 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. A habitat stamp is not required for...

Enter the 2020 TWRF Conservation Raffle for Chance at One of 7 Prize Packages
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20
Enter the 2020 TWRF Conservation Raffle for Chance at One of 7 prize packages. Tickets on sale now until August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Central. Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to enter. Tickets on sale now until August 16, 2020 at 11:59pm Central. Raffle is open to anyone 18 years and older. You do not have to be a resident of Tennessee to enter. The drawing will take place on Monday August 17, 2020. The 7 prize Packages are...

Apply for Tennessee 2020 Big Game Quota Hunt by July 22
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/22/20

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has announced the application period for the 2020 Wildlife Management Area (WMA) Big Game Quota Hunts, the regular elk, youth elk, and WMA youth is now underway through July 22. Entries must be submitted before midnight (CDT) July 22. The WMA hunting instruction sheet lists locations and dates for each of the quota hunts along with drawing rules and regulations. Instruction sheets can be obtained and...

Colorado Proposing Changes to 2020 Archery Hunting in the Routt National Forest
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/17/20

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials in Steamboat Springs are proposing changes to archery hunting in a portion of the Routt National Forest. A virtual public meeting is planned for Wednesday, June 24 at 6 p.m. to share the proposed regulatory changes and gather public input. The proposed change would apply to Game Management Unit (GMU) 14, which stretches from Steamboat Springs east to the Continental Divide and north to...

Hawaii Announces 2020 Black-Tailed Deer Season on Kaua'i
Posted by TBC Press on: 06/17/20

Deer hunters can now apply to hunt as the Hawaii DLNR announce the opening of the black-tailed deer hunting season on the island of Kaua‘i. Rules and conditions regulating game mammal hunting in Title 13, Chapter 123 will be in effect. The application deadline for the regular deer rifle tag season is 3:30 p.m. Friday, August 7, 2020. The public drawing will be held at the Līhu‘e State office building on Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 4:00 p.m. Lottery results will...