Archery Hunting News

Florida Reminds Hunters to Remove Tree Stands

With the start of archery season a few days away in Everglades-area wildlife management areas, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reminds hunters to remove tree stands at the end of the season.

Abandoned tree stands present safety hazards. They also create debris and litter on public lands.

Bismarck, North Dakota City Archery Hunt Cancelled

The Bismarck Police Department will not issue trespass permits for this fall's special herd reduction deer and turkey bow seasons within the city limits, due to water still covering a large portion of the hunting zone and associated recovery efforts from this year's flood.

A special herd reduction season on antlerless deer was scheduled to run in Bismarck from Sept. 2 – Jan. 31, 2012. In addition, up to 25 hunters licensed to bow hunt deer within the city could have received a turkey license to help control a growing population of birds in residential areas.

Michigan Offering Various BOW Events in August

The Department of Natural Resources is offering a variety of opportunities for women to learn more about shooting, archery and hunting this August, through its Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) program. These hands-on workshops, designed primarily for those 18 and older, teach women the skills needed to take part in outdoor recreational activities.

New Jersey Bow Hunter Survey Results Available

Following is the Executive Summary for the Assessment of NJ Resident Bow Hunter Participation survey conducted in 2010.

Georgia Gets New Archery Range at Rock Hawk

A new archery range at Rock Hawk in Putnam County is now available for archers, bow hunters, youth groups and others interested in perfecting their target skills.

The archery range was constructed through a partnership between Georgia Department of Natural Resources/Wildlife Resources Division (WRD), Georgia Power, Putnam County, University of Georgia, and Historic Piedmont Scenic By-way Corporation. Using Pittman-Robertson federal grant money, WRD supplied materials needed for construction while Georgia Power will manage, administer and maintain it.

Alabama's Oak Mtn Deer Program Expands for 2011

In an effort to expand the opportunity for bowhunters to harvest more deer within Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham, hunt dates will be scheduled November 1, 2011 through January 31, 2012. Hunt dates will be weekday only with the exception of the weekend of January 28-29, 2012. The program was designed by the Alabama State Parks Division, the Alabama Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries Division (Wildlife Section) and Bowhunters of Alabama (BHA) in an effort to maximize hunter opportunity and streamline the deer management process.

South Dakota Women's Try-it Day - June 25th

Kayaking and archery are two sports women often say they've never tried. The Outdoor Campus in Sioux Falls, S.D., has an event set aside for women to try these two sports, and more.

The third annual Women's Try-It Day is 9 a.m. to 12 noon on Saturday, June 25. The event is free and no pre-registration is required.

New York Considers Allowing Crossbow Use for Big Game Hunting

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens announced proposed regulation changes that will allow the use of crossbows for big game hunting and eliminate a permit requirement for certain physically disabled hunters to use special archery equipment during any big game or small game hunting season.

NuFletch Archery - Easily Refletch Your Arrows

Serious archers know that when it comes to accuracy, perfect arrow flight is essential. Too often the time it takes to fletch your arrow can cause set backs and even put a damper on your practice time. Unless you're a glutton for punishment, those days are behind you. The folks at NuFletch have created a new way to fletch arrows that helps you at home, in the field and at the range.

Cheyenne Field Archers Support AccessYes Program in Wyoming

Spotting a walk-in or hunter management area sign this fall is a reminder of the generosity of the Cheyenne Field Archers.

For the sixth consecutive year, the archery organization made a generous donation to the AccessYes program to fund hunting access.

As they have since 2006, this year the field archers again sponsored a competitive 3-D shoot April 19 and 21 with all proceeds benefiting the Wyoming Game and Fish Department's hunting access programs. This latest shoot raised $815, raising the six-year total to $7,101.