You can purchase your license/tag early in the new year. The permit applications can be purchased prior to the permit deadline. You may not be able to purchase your deer/elk permit applications early in the spring and you won't be able apply with out the permit application.
For me, I will be purchasing my big game combo package and spring bear permit application in January. Then around February I will apply for a spring bear hunt.
Around May I will purchase my big game (moose/elk/deer) permit apps and in June I will apply for those permits.
We all take every precaution when we are hunting and harvesting our animal. Well, what about after the animal is down? Do we know what has happened to that animal over it's lifetime? The following is an example of why we should be careful when we cut.
2 years ago, my father shot a nice 8 point on opening morning of the rifle season in Vermont. It was a beautiful, 2 1/2 year old deer, looked really healthy and moved normally. When my father went to skin it for...