Archery Hunting News

South Carolina Opens Archery Range at Lynches River County Park

The S.C. Department of Natural Resources recently completed an archery range at the Lynches River County Park in Florence County.

Vermont Muzzleloader and 2nd Archery Season Opens Dec. 2nd

Hunters have good reason to be excited about Vermont's muzzleloader deer season and the second part of the archery deer season, both occurring December 4-12 this year. Hunters participating in the rifle season that ends November 28 are taking many older, larger bucks due to the antler restriction that began in 2005.

A legal buck must have at least one antler with two or more points one inch or longer. The main antler beam counts as one point, regardless of length.

Pennsylvania's Archery Bear Season Opens Nov. 15th

Pennsylvania bear hunters will be able to enjoy a full-week of archery bear season (Nov. 15-19), followed by a Saturday opener of the three-day firearms bear season, which will run Nov. 20, and the following Monday and Tuesday, Nov. 22 and 23, according to Carl G. Roe, Pennsylvania Game Commission executive director.

Nebraska Firearm Deer Season Begins Nov. 13th

Thousands of permits still are available for the November firearm deer hunting season, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Minnesota Camp Ripley Bow Hunt a Success

Archers harvested 220 deer and took eight bucks weighing more than 200 pounds at the second two-day hunt held at Camp Ripley on Oct. 30-31, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Those deer, coupled with the 287 taken during the Oct. 21-22 hunt, represent the third highest harvest at the Camp Ripley bow hunts. The four-day total of 507 deer is about 64 percent above the long-term average harvest of 310 deer for the two hunts, and only nine fewer than the record 516 deer taken in 2008.

British Columbia Announces Changes to Deer Archery Season in December

British Columbia Fish and Wildlife releases updated Synopsis for 2010/2012 Hunting and Trapping Regulations. These updates include amendments to the white-tailed deer December archery seasons for the Kootenays and the Okanagan.

GamePlan Gear Introduces Crossbow Carrier

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West Virginia Archery Seasons Open Oct. 16th

The 2010 West Virginia big game archery seasons open Oct. 16, 2010, offering some of the best deer and bear hunting opportunities in the eastern United States, according to Curtis I. Taylor, Chief of the Wildlife Resources Section of the West Virginia Division of Natural Resources.

Deer – The statewide traditional deer archery season opens on Saturday, Oct. 16, and runs through Dec. 31. Bowhunters are reminded that they have until Oct. 15 to purchase the additional archery stamps (Class RB/RRB). Up to three deer may be taken statewide during this season.

Tennessee Archery Deer Opener Saw Increase in Harvest

Tennessee's deer archery hunters saw an increase in their harvest from 2009 on the opening weekend of the 2010 season. A total of 2,401 deer were taken, an increase of 163, with all 95 counties reporting harvests.

Montgomery County led the opening weekend (Sept. 25-26) totals with 75 harvests, edging the 2009 leader, Giles County’s reporting total of 72.

Other top county totals were Stewart 68, Roane 61, Henry 59, Smith 55, Maury 50, Jackson 49, Sumner 48, Hardeman and Hamilton 46, Carter and Wilson 45.

Montana Offers New Hunting Opportunities in 2010

Montana's deer, elk and antelope regulations—the hunter's bible—is newly formatted this year and includes some new hunting opportunities for deer, elk and antelope for the upcoming season.

"We made the changes in response to requests for simpler, easier to read hunting regulations," said Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks spokesman Ron Aasheim.