Archery Hunting News

New Archery Restrictions Proposed
The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has requested public input on their recent proposal that would modify the restrictions for archery hunting equipment in South Dakota.
Wildlife Commission Makes Changes to Big Game Regulations
The Colorado Wildlife Commission approved changes that will have an effect on those who have applied, or plan on applying for limited archery and muzzleloader bear licenses in Game Management Units (GMU) 83, 85, 133, 134, 140, 141, 142, 143, 147, and 851 for the 2003 big game season. The approximately 30 licenses available for these GMU’s for both methods of take will not be valid for the Bosque del Oso State Wildlife Area in GMU 851. The change pertains to Hunt Codes “BE083O1A” and “BE083O1M.”
Record Archery Season
Hunters harvested a record 47,173 deer during Ohio’s four month archery season, surpassing last year’s archery harvest and making this year's total deer harvest the highest on record in the state, according to preliminary information from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Primitive Weapons Deer Season Opens December 27-30th
Many good deer hunting opportunities remain for hunters planning to participate in the statewide primitive weapons deer season, December 27-30, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife.
Preliminary Archery Deer Season Numbers
Licensed Bay State archers are bringing home the venison to the tune of 2,651 deer harvested during the statewide six week season, according to preliminary figures compiled by MassWildlife's five District offices. District staff contacted 70+ check stations across the state to generate the preliminary tally. Western District stations reported 333 deer checked; Connecticut Valley stations, 445; Central District 604; Northeast District 445 and Southeast District 824. The early figures are slightly behind the 2001 record setting archery total of 2,914 and will likely rank as the second or third highest archery kill ever when finalized.
Early Results Show Deer Archery Harvest Up 11%
Bowhunters took 36,073 deer during the first six weeks of the statewide archery deer hunting season, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Wildlife. This preliminary figure represents nearly an 11 percent increase - or 3,527 more deer - than were taken during the same period last year when hunters bagged 32,546 deer.
Archers Harvest 324 Deer at Camp Ripley
Hunters enjoyed another successful hunt Oct. 26-27 at Camp Ripley Military Reservation near Little Falls. Archers harvested 136 deer during the weekend hunt, including 10 bucks weighing more than 200 pounds. There were 188 deer taken during the earlier hunt Oct. 17-18, for a total of 324 deer harvested in 2002.
Changes Proposed to Bow Equipment
The Iowa DNR is proposing to restrict certain types of equipment used for bow hunting wild turkeys. The same regulations were put into effect for deer hunting this fall, said Terry Little, assistant wildlife chief. The regulations were proposed after consultation with the Iowa Bowhunter's Association.
Bow Dear Season Opens Oct 26
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection's Division of Fish and Wildlife reminds hunters that the 2002 New Jersey permit bow season for deer will open statewide on October 26. Bag limit and season length varies by zone. Hunting hours are ½ hour before sunrise to ½ hour after sunset.
Archery Season Opens October 5th
"Vermont's deer population is estimated at 130,000 to 140,000 and it is healthy and growing," said wildlife biologist John Buck. "Archery hunters have averaged a 15 percent success rate during the last five years, which translates to an average harvest of just over 4,600 deer. Hunter success, however, will depend greatly on weather, food distribution and the tactics and skills used by hunters."