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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...

Apply for Ohio 2021 Special White-Tailed Deer Hunts by Aug 20
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/16/21

Ohio Transportation Research Center, Inc. (TRC) is holding a lottery drawing in August for special white-tailed deer hunting opportunities during the 2021-22 season. These controlled hunts will take place on TRC-managed property in Logan and Union counties. Interested applicants may send an email to [email protected] to request a registration card by Friday, Aug. 20 no later than 3 p.m. Applicants are required to...

TPWD Big Time Texas Hunts, Entries Open for 2021-22 Season
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/16/21

This season, Texas TPWD Big Time Texas Hunts (BTTH) program commemorates 25 years of offering Texans some of the very best hunting opportunities in the state. Ten premium guided hunt packages are offered in this year’s Big Time Texas Hunts drawing. Big Time Texas Hunts entries are available online for $9 each or for $10 each at license retailers, or by calling 800-895-4248. The deadline to purchase entries is October 15 and winners will be...

Apply by Aug 11 for North Dakota 2021 Pronghorn Hunting
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

North Dakota’s 2021 pronghorn hunting season is set, with 1,720 licenses available in 15 open units. Only North Dakota residents are eligible to apply. Applicants can apply online at the North Dakota Game and Fish Department website. The deadline for submitting applications is Aug. 11. Bruce Stillings, big game management supervisor for the Game and Fish Department, said license numbers are down slightly from...

Four Hunting Packages Available in 2021 Tennessee Conservation Raffle - Deadline to Purchase Aug 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

Four diverse hunting packages in the Volunteer State are among the prizes being offered in the Tennessee WRF 2021 Conservation Raffle. Ten prize packages, plus an additional 100 prizes will be awarded. This year’s Conservation Raffle is highlighted by a $50,000 voucher which can be applied to a new Ford vehicle from any Mid-South Ford dealership. A single ticket is $20, three tickets for $50, and 10 for $100 and are on sale now until midnight Aug. 15. There is no...

Wisconsin 2021 Farmland (Zone 2) Antlerless Harvest Authorization Selection is Now Open
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

The Wisconsin DNR recently announced that the 2021 Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless harvest authorization selection is now open. With less than two months until the archery opener on Sept. 18, many Wisconsin deer hunters have already purchased their hunting license for the 2021 season. Hunters must select the unit and land type (public or private) where they plan to fill their Farmland (Zone 2) antlerless harvest authorizations. Refer to the...

Sign up for Wisconsin 2021 Fall Gun Deer Hunt for Hunters with Disabilities by Sept 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 08/09/21

The Wisconsin DNR reminds eligible disabled hunters hoping to participate in the 2021 gun deer hunt for hunters with disabilities to contact a hunt sponsor to sign up before Sept. 1, 2021. Nearly 90 sponsors have enrolled thousands of acres of land across the state for this year's hunt taking place Oct. 2-10, 2021. To participate in the 2021 hunt, hunters should contact sponsors directly. Some properties can accommodate more hunters than others, so hunters are advised to...

Apply for LDWF 2021-22 Deer and Waterfowl Lottery Hunts by Aug 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/31/21

The Louisiana (LDWF) is accepting applications for deer and waterfowl lottery hunts on LDWF (WMAs) for the 2021-2022 hunting season. The deadline to apply for the lottery hunts is Aug. 31. All lottery applications are only available on the LDWF website. Lottery hunts for deer and waterfowl will be held for people with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; see the application for selections. A general waterfowl lottery hunt will be held on...

Maryland Qualification Shoots Scheduled for 2021-22 Managed Deer Hunts
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/31/21

The Maryland DNR has released the 2021-2022 Shooter Qualification Schedule, which includes 20 qualification sessions at 10 locations across the state. Additional events are available upon reservation. Hunters should note that several Shooter Qualification sessions are conducted by appointment only and that many charge a minimal fee to cover expenses. Additionally, hunters must adhere to any COVID-19 precautions. These events allow hunters to...

Preparing for Michigan 2021 Antlerless Deer Hunting Will be a Little Different This Year
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/31/21

Preparing for antlerless deer hunting will be a little different for Michigan hunters this year, as most deer hunters will not need to apply for an antlerless license. Hunters in specific areas may need to apply for an access permit. For most deer hunters, a universal antlerless license is all that will be needed to hunt antlerless deer. This license is valid on public and private lands in all deer seasons. It can be used across deer management units open to...

Idaho Second 2021 Big Game Controlled Hunt Drawing Application Opens Aug 5th
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

The application period for Idaho’s second big game controlled hunt and swan tag drawing runs Aug. 5-15.Tags available in the second drawing include those for deer, elk, pronghorn, and black bear that were not applied for in the first drawing, as well those that were drawn by hunters but not purchased by the Aug. 1 deadline. There will also be 50 swan tags available in the drawing, which are valid only in North Idaho. Swan tags were changed to controlled hunts earlier in July. A list of...

Apply for Illinois 2021 Deer Hunting Opportunities Through IRAP by Aug 13
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

The Illinois IDNR is taking applications from youth firearm deer hunters and youth and adult archery deer hunters for Fall 2021 deer hunting on private land through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). IRAP archery deer hunting applications must be submitted online by 5:00 p.m. Aug. 13, 2021. Hunters may submit up to three IRAP deer hunting applications per year, one for each IRAP deer hunting period. A lottery drawing will be held when...

Illinois Non-Resident Hunters Can Purchase 2021 Fall Deer/Turkey Permits OTC Aug 3rd
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

Non-residents planning to hunt this fall during the Illinois Archery Deer and Fall Archery Turkey seasons, along with non-resident youth planning to hunt during the Illinois Youth Firearm Deer Season and Archery Deer Season, will need to purchase those permits over-the-counter (OTC). Non-resident permits for those seasons can be purchased beginning Aug. 3rd. As part of the transition to a new Illinois IDNR license and permit system during 2021, online sales of...

Deadline to apply for LDWF 2021-22 Deer Lottery Hunts is Aug 31
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

The Louisiana LDWF is accepting applications for deer lottery hunts on LDWF WMAs for the 2021-2022 hunting season. The deadline to apply for the lottery hunts is Aug. 31. Lottery hunts for deer will be held for people with disabilities, including veterans, on select WMAs; see the application for selections. Lottery hunts for deer will be held for youth, those hunters between the ages of 10-17, on select WMAs. In addition...

Minnesota Hunters Can Begin Planning for the 2021 Deer Hunting Season - Licenses on sale starting Aug 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

With the release of the online version of the 2021 Minnesota Hunting and Trapping Regulations handbook, hunters can read up on what’s new to prepare for this year’s deer hunting season. The handbook is now available on the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ deer hunting webpage. Printed copies of the handbook will be delivered to hunting license vendors the first week of August. Hunting licenses go on sale Sunday, Aug. 1, and...

Oregon Releases Final Archery Elk Proposal
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/29/21

ODFW has released the final proposal for Commission consideration regarding changes to how archery elk season is managed for portions of eastern Oregon within the Blue Mountain region. This final proposal includes two major modifications from the original draft proposal released in March: Five units would be combined into a single Eagle Cap Zone hunt and there would be a single general season hunt for any part of ...

Apply for Maine 2021 Any-Deer Permit Lottery by Aug 17
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/14/21

The Maine 2021 Any-deer permit lottery is open for hunters to apply until 11:59 PM on August 17, 2021. It is FREE to apply for the any-deer permit lottery and you can apply online. The drawing will be held on September 10, 2021 and results will be posted on the Department's website. Decide which Wildlife Management Districts (WMD) you would like to apply for by viewing the interactive Wildlife Management District Map or WMD PDF map and description. In addition...

Oregon 2021 Leftover Hunting Tags on Sale Now
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/06/21

Oregon 2021 Leftover tags went on sale July 1. Tags will only be available for purchase via ODFW's online licensing system. See a list of leftover tags available at link below. Purchasing a leftover tag does not effect your preference points. Hunters who want to try and purchase one of the more than 7,000 leftover tags (6,235 for 100 buck deer series, 1,062 for 200 elk series) will need to...

Apply for South Carolina 2021 Deer Lottery Hunts by Aug 15
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/06/21

S.C. (SCDNR) is now accepting applications for 2021 deer lottery hunts on public lands through 5 p.m. on August 15. The Multi-site, Unrestricted Multi-site, Webb Gun, and Webb Archery lotteries operate independently and maintain separate preference points. The “unrestricted” multi-site lottery application will cover hunting opportunities on Bear Island, Donnelley, and Bonneau Ferry WMA with no antler restrictions at these sites. The other multi-site lottery application includes...

TPWD Accepting 2021 Drawn Hunt Permit Applications
First App Deadlines are Aug 1st
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/06/21

Hunters looking for a new opportunity or a change of scenery this fall are encouraged to check out the Texas TPWD 2021 drawn hunt permits program. Applications are being accepted now for a shot at almost 10,000 permits in 61 hunt categories. The permits are for drawn hunts on both public and private lands throughout Texas. Among the offerings available through the online system are hunts for white-tailed and mule deer, pronghorn, turkey, alligator and guided packages for...

Apply for WV 2021 State Park Lottery Hunts by Aug 30
Also Apply for Class N/NN Antlerless Deer Hunting Permits
Posted by TBC Press on: 07/06/21

The West Virginia DNR is now accepting applications to participate in controlled deer hunts at seven state parks. Controlled hunts are scheduled this fall at Beech Fork, Blennerhassett, Canaan Valley, Cacapon, North Bend, Stonewall, and Twin Falls state parks. Hunters have from July 1 to Aug. 30 to apply. Drawing for the hunts will start on Aug. 31 and successful applicants will be notified between Sept. 6-17. Applications for the hunts must be submitted online and...