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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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Hunter Education and Safety Programs

ATTENTION ALL HUNTERS...It's that time again and most states have started their mandatory Hunter Education Programs and / or their Safety Education Programs for the 2019 season. Classes are held in several areas and dates throughout your state.Click on the state you want and scroll down to Hunter Education. All hunters must attend or have attended these programs in order to hunt this fall...

Hunters: Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course & Why You Should

With more and more news on death and/or serious injuries regarding treestand accidents. Backcountry Press wants to stress the importance of treestand safety. Take the FREE Treestand Safety Course from It is The ONLY TMA approved online treestand safety course. The FREE Course Covers...


Applications for Arkansas 2019 Permit Dove Hunts Available Aug 1st - More Hunting Fields Added
Posted on: 07/19/19

Starting Aug. 1, Arkansas hunters can apply for a permit at to hunt on any of the four private fields in the program. The cost to apply per hunter is $5. The draw for all locations will be held Aug. 16 and applicants will be notified by email if they draw or not. Hunters chosen will receive directions to their field well in advance of opening day of dove season. The first weekend will cover...

Register for Kansas 2019 Fall BOW Workshop by Sept 1st
Posted on: 07/19/19

Come September 13-15, experienced volunteer Kansas instructors from across the state will join forces at the Rock Springs 4-H Center in Junction City to teach more than 40 outdoor skills courses to women. Registration deadline for the fall workshop is September 1, 2019. Lodging, instruction, class supplies, use of equipment, and seven meals are included in the $250 workshop fee. Participants should...

Apply for New Mexico 2019 Special Pheasant, Sandhill Crane Hunts by Aug 21
Posted on: 07/19/19

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is now accepting applications for 2019 special sandhill crane and pheasant permits. Applications can be made online at the department’s website. The application deadline for special sandhill crane and pheasant permits is 5 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 21. No more than four persons may apply per application and...

Applications Available for TPWD 2019 Drawn Hunt Permits in 51 Hunt Categories - First Application Deadlines are Aug 1st
Posted on: 07/19/19
The Texas PWD 2019 drawn hunt permits program applications are being accepted now for a shot at more than 9,000 permits in 51 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, exotic gemsbok, and scimitar-horned oryx. The first application deadlines are in August. Aug. 1 is the deadline for...

Apply for West Virginia 2019 Controlled Deer Hunts at 6 State Parks by Aug 25
Posted on: 07/19/19

Applications are being accepted through Aug. 25, 2019, for controlled deer hunts at six West Virginia state parks. The six areas are Beech Fork (Cabell County), Cacapon Resort (Morgan County), Canaan Valley Resort (Tucker County), North Bend (Ritchie County), Pipestem Resort (Summers County) and Twin Falls Resort (Wyoming County) state parks. The drawings will...