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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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Connecticut 2019 OTC Deer Lottery Permits Available Starting March 15
Posted on: 03/06/19

Unsold Connecticut 2019 Deer Lottery Permits will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis starting March 15. Unsold lottery permits can be purchased online or at select DEEP offices. Please note that Roraback WMA (Area 61) has been changed to a No-lottery Area and is no longer part of the deer lottery for the 2019 hunting season. This change is not...

Apply for New Mexico 2019 Big Game Permits by March 20
Posted on: 03/06/19

The application deadline for New Mexico big-game licenses is 5 p.m. March 20. Hunters need to file all mandatory harvest reports from last season’s hunts to be eligible for this year’s draw. See the Hunting Rules and Information booklet for reporting deadlines. Information about rules, seasons, fees and more is available in the...

South Dakota Commission Proposes West River Whitetail Special Buck Licenses
Posted on: 03/06/19

A proposal by the South Dakota (GFP) Commission would give deer hunters another option for the 2020 deer hunting season and beyond. The proposal would establish a special any whitetail deer license for both residents and nonresidents in the West River deer hunting season. This license would be valid only on private land. The cost of the new license would be...

Apply for Illinois 2019 Beaver Dam Archery Deer Hunting by March 30
Posted on: 03/05/19

Illinois archery deer hunting applications are available through March 30 for the special drawings at Beaver Dam State Park, Carlinville, IL and Goode’s Woods Nature Preserve. Prospective applicants can obtain an application either online or from park offices to apply to archery deer hunt at either site during the 2019-20 season. Park-specific applications offer...

Apply for Washington 2019 Multiple-Season Hunt Tags by March 31
Posted on: 03/01/19

Washington deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their names into the drawing for a 2018 multiple-season tag, which can greatly increase the opportunity for success in the field. The WDFW will hold the drawing in mid-April. Winners of the drawing can purchase a special tag allowing them to participate in archery, muzzleloader, and...

Washington Proposed 2019 Hunting Regulation Changes
Posted on: 02/27/19

The public will have an opportunity to provide input on new hunting seasons proposed through 2021 for deer, elk, and more at an upcoming meeting March 1-2 of the WDFW Commission in Spokane. the commission will hear a briefing and take public comments on recommended adjustments to the hunting season that include...

Florida Commission Approves 2019 Hunting Rule Changes - Includes Several Dealing With Deer Hunting
Posted on: 02/25/19

At its February meeting, the Commission approved rule changes regarding FWC-managed public hunting areas as well as statewide hunting proposals, including many dealing with deer hunting. Summary of changes to statewide hunting and FWC-managed public hunting areas are...

Apply Now for Alaska 2019 General Season Hunts for Moose, Caribou, Black Bear, Deer & Sheep
Posted on: 02/21/19

The Alaska general season harvest is the type of hunting most people are familiar with — the basic hunt where you buy a license, get tags or harvest tickets for big game, and follow the general season dates and bags limits. The 2019 General season hunts are available to Alaska residents as well as non-residents. (Note; non-residents will need a guide to hunt in Alaska and most guides will get the permits you need). You can apply for Moose, caribou, black bear, deer...

All-Inclusive Hunting in Saskatchewan, Canada: What It Includes and Where You Should Go
Posted on: 02/22/19

Saskatchewan might be the best under-the-radar hunting destination in North America. The “prairie” province is a hunter’s haven. It’s wild forests and prairie potholes, provide incredible big game and bird hunting, without the crowds. There’s plenty to get excited about: Vast wide-open spaces, pristine boreal forests inhabited by massive black bear and moose, trophy white-tailed deer, huge flocks of...

Things Outdoorsmen Need to Know About the Public Lands Package
Posted on: 02/21/19

Recently the U.S. Senate passed the largest public-lands bill that we’ve seen in a decade. It approved the bill by an overwhelming 98-2 vote. The legislation, known as the Natural Resources Management Act S. 47, will now head to the House for approval, and then hopefully be signed into law by the president. The package combines more than 100 separate bills that will affect public land in every state in the union. So just what exactly does this bill mean for hunters and anglers? Let's take a closer look...

Montana Elk & Deer Permit Applications Due March 15
Posted on: 02/20/19

For those hunters interested in applying for Montana elk or deer permits for the 2019 season a critical deadline is approaching, March 15. Resident hunters need a 2019 conservation, elk or deer license, and base hunting license to apply for a special elk or deer permit. Archery hunters must have purchased a...