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Survival Cooking: How to Cook with Sticks
Posted on: 05/22/19

If you think you can only find a great meal in civilization, think again. No pots, pans, or metal grill? No problem. Here’s everything you need to know about cooking over an open fire using items only found in the woods. Primitive cooking may not be easy at first, and there’s a lot that can go wrong, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll wonder why you didn’t master it sooner...

Western States with 2019 Over-the-Counter Elk Tags
Posted on: 05/14/19
By now, it shouldn’t be a secret that you can do a DIY elk hunt without winning the lottery in several western states. So, if you want to hunt elk in the West, why does everyone tell you have to start building points in the various lottery or draw systems? Sure, in order to get tags in the best units and to hunt during times when there is less competition and you will have to draw a tag and you usually need a lot of points to do it. But that is a different article. Backcountry Chronicles has taken alot of time and research to provide you with information needed to hunt elk this year in the west...


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Applications Open June 1 for Colorado 2019 Fall Archery Turkey Hunt at U.S. Air Force Academy
Posted on: 05/24/19

The public is invited to enter a Colorado lottery for a license to hunt turkey, using archery equipment only, in the fall season at the U.S. Air Force Academy (USAFA). The hunt is offered in cooperation with Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW). Anyone interested must sign up between June 1 and July 31 through the USAFA iSportsman site and pay a...

Wisconsin Hunters, Local Businesses Increase CWD Surveillance
Posted on: 05/24/19

About 1,500 Wisconsin deer were sampled and tested for chronic wasting disease in Lincoln, Langlade, Oneida, Forest and Vilas counties during the 2018 CWD surveillance year (Apr. 1, 2018 - Mar. 31, 2019). The DNR encouraged hunters to submit tissue samples from harvested adult deer in two surveillance areas near Rhinelander. These targeted CWD surveillance efforts occurred in...

CDFW Offering Reward for Information on North State Elk Poaching Case
Posted on: 05/23/19

CDFW Californians Turn in Poachers and Polluters Program (CalTIP) is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the poacher responsible for killing four Roosevelt elk in Humboldt County last December. On Sunday, Dec. 9, 2018, CDFW wildlife officers responded to...

Chronic Wasting Disease Detected in 25 Deer in Western Maryland
Posted on: 05/23/19

The Maryland DNR reported recently that 25 white-tailed deer sampled in Allegany and Washington counties during 2018 tested positive for chronic wasting disease. Twenty-two of the positive samples came from within the existing Chronic Wasting Disease Management Area while three samples came from Washington County Harvest Management Unit 251 adjacent to...

CPW Offering Reward for Information on Deer Poaching Case out of Park County
Posted on: 05/20/19

Colorado Parks and Wildlife is asking the public to report any information regarding three mule deer that were illegally killed in Park County. Through Operation Game Thief, Colorado Parks and Wildlife is offering a $1,000 reward for any information that leads to charges in this case. The partial remains of the three deer were dumped on U.S. Forest Service property in the vicinity of Park County Road 90, north of Eleven Mile Reservoir. At least two...

Mississippi Proposed Rules for 2019-2020 Deer Season
Posted on: 05/20/19

MDWFP) has recently proposed deer hunting regulations for the 2019-2020 seasons. The summpery of changes are as follows: Public and Private Land - Increase antlerless bag limit to five (5), except remain two (2) in the Southeast Zone. Bonus tag for hunters that submit a CWD-positive deer during hunting season and choose to relinquish the meat. Private Land Only - Allow one of three-buck bag limit to be any antlered deer. WMAs and Open Public Land...

Saskatchewan’s New Trespass Laws Could Hurt Canada Hunters
Posted on: 05/20/19

Trespass laws and requirements for accessing private property for hunting vary across Canada, with Saskatchewan currently having one of the most confusing sets of regulations. For starters, the province’s Trespass Act requires land to be posted or “enclosed” before permission to enter is required (basically, enclosed land refers to property surrounded by a fence to keep in livestock). On the surface, it seems...

Apply by June 25 for LDWF 2019 Waterfowl Group Hunts
Posted on: 05/17/19
The Louisiana DWF will accept applications beginning Friday (May 17) for waterfowl group hunts for up to 12 hunters per group at White Lake Wetlands Conservation Area (WCA). The cost of the 2019-20 waterfowl season hunts will be $30,000 for each group and the application form is available on the LDWF website. A completed application form and $2,500 deposit must be submitted to LDWF by the close of business June 25. The fee covers...