Archery Hunting News

Archery, Muzzleloader Records Push Deer Harvest Above 300,000
Record harvests by archery and muzzleloader hunters pushed the total number of deer harvested during 2003 hunting seasons above 300,000 for the first time in history, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources announced today.
Archery Education Courses Set for 2004
South Dakota’s big game archers who need archery certification should note that a number of dates for National Bowhunter Education Foundation (NBEF) have been set for 2004.
NWTF, Mathew Inc. Donate $100,000 Each to the Archery in School Program
Archery in the schools, a program started in Kentucky, will expand nationwide thanks to $200,000 in donations from the National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) headquartered in Edgefield, S.C., and Mathews Inc., an archery manufacturer in Sparta, Wisconsin.
Two-Day Bow Hunt Ends
The first ever deer hunt at an Alabama State Park was held January 27-28, 2004, at Oak Mountain State Park near Birmingham. Designed as the first effort to relieve the overpopulation of deer in the park, the hunt was closely regulated by officials from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
Nonresident Any-Deer Bow Licenses Increased
The North Dakota Game and Fish Department will have 783 any-deer bow licenses available to nonresidents in 2004, up from 731 issued in 2003.
Alabama Conservation Department Announces Archery Hunt
The Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources has announced that after careful consideration it will hold an archery deer hunt at Oak Mountain State Park in January. The regulated hunt will take place on January 27-28, 2004, with 70 hunters chosen by a drawing.
Preliminary Archery Numbers
Licensed Bay State archers brought home the venison to the tune of 2,871 deer harvested during the statewide six week season, according to preliminary figures compiled by MassWildlife's five District offices. District staff contacted check stations across the state to generate the preliminary tally.
New Archery Education Pilot Program
Gov. Bob Wise today announced a new partnership between several state agencies, private organizations and sponsors to introduce a pilot archery education program into 18 middle and high school physical education programs across the state.
Bowhunters Enter Eight Elk in Pope &Young
Bowhunters in Idaho have been showing their counterparts in most other states the way into the record book. In the current issue of the Pope & Young newsletter, eight typical Rocky Mountain (Pope & Young calls them "Yellowstone") elk qualified for the partial listing of records for the club's twenty-fourth recording period.
Xenia Hunter Bags Tropy Buck on Opening Day
Twenty-year-old David Ross of Xenia joined an elite company of hunters on the opening day of this year's deer-archery season, after harvesting one of the largest non-typical white tails ever taken in Ohio.