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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...

How to Spot-and-Stalk Your Way to an Archery Antelope
Posted on: 07/11/19

Today, most bow­hunters use pop-up blinds for antelope. Bowhunting antelope on foot is never easy, but if you love the challenge you can do it regardless of water or weather conditions...


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Hunters: Venison Needed to Help Families in Need This Fall
Posted on: 11/08/19

With hunting season in full swing, hunters from across the nation are walking the woods & fields. Each year, hunters, meat processors, and food pantries help the families in need all over the country. The generosity of hunters has been incredible and the need for venison is great so...

Letter From TBC Press - Thank You Hunters
Posted on: 11/08/19

With hunting season in getting into full swing, hunters from across the nation are walking the woods & fields. It’s not just the meat, however, that these hunters are bringing in. Hunters are not just contributors to wildlife management or meals for individual families, but also to local small businesses who experiences a major uptake during this season...

Indiana 2019 Deer Firearms Season Opens Nov 16
Posted on: 11/08/19

Indiana deer firearms season runs from Nov. 16 to Dec. 1. The deer firearms license allows one deer to be taken with that license, and it must be a buck. If you want to take a doe with a firearm during the firearms season, a bonus antlerless license, resident youth combo hunt/trap license, deer license bundle, or lifetime license is required. The doe counts toward...

Indiana 2019 Hunting Seasons Opening in November
Posted on: 11/08/19

Indiana hunters will have more opportunities as several hunting seasons open starting Nov 1st: Deer Firearms: Nov. 16 – Dec. 1 - Dove: Nov. 1 – 17 - Pheasant (Cock only): Nov. 1 – Dec.15 - Quail: (north of Interstate 74): Nov. 1 – Dec. 15 - (south of Interstate 74): Nov. 1 – Jan. 10, 2020. Ducks: Central Zone: Nov. 23 – Jan. 12, 2020 - South Zone...

Wisconsin 2019 Ruffed Grouse Season Shortened in Zone A
Posted on: 11/08/19

An emergency rule will move the Wisconsin season closing date for ruffed grouse hunting in Zone A from Jan. 31, 2020 to Jan. 5, 2020. The rule will go into effect on Friday, Nov. 8. The ruffed grouse season opened Sept. 14 in Zone A. The emergency rule does not impact season dates for Zone B, which runs from Oct. 19 to Dec. 8. Bag limits remain at five birds in Zone A and three birds in...

Apply for Arizona 2020 Spring Turkey, Javelina, Bison & Bear Leftover Hunt Permit-Tags Nov 18
Posted on: 11/05/19

The wait is over for hopeful Arizona hunters who applied for a 2020 spring hunt permit-tag. Results are in. AZGFD will begin accepting paper applications for leftover hunt permit-tags Monday, Nov. 18 -- by mail only -- at 5000 W. Carefree Highway, Phoenix, AZ 85086, Attn.: Draw/First Come. Leftover hunt permit-tags will be available for purchase on a “first come, first served” basis beginning...

Georgia Offers New Program for Deer Management Assistance on Private Lands
Posted on: 11/05/19

The Georgia Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) is a brand-new program dedicated to assisting hunt clubs and landowners with deer management on private lands, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division. How will the program work? Georgia’s DMAP has several levels, each with its own fees and acreage minimums that...