Elk Hunting News

Elk Hunt Expanded In Bancroft Area, Ontario

McGuinty Government Committed To Sustainable Elk Population

Ontario is extending its elk hunt in the Bancroft area from one week to two weeks this year, running from September 17 to 30.

Due to the successful restoration efforts of the Ontario government and its partners, elk have made a comeback in the province. The elk population is particularly strong in the Bancroft region, which last year supported the first elk hunt in Ontario since elk were reintroduced more than 10 years ago.

Several Guilty in Ten Sleep Felony Poaching Case, Wyoming

A Wyoming landowner and several hunters from Oregon and other states pleaded guilty to felony convictions for illegal trafficking in wildlife in U.S. District Court on March 21.

Nonresident Montana Big Game and Elk Combo Hunting Licenses Available

Nonresidents can now purchase Montana big game and elk combination hunting licenses online or over-the-counter at any Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office. The licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting districts, can be used during the archery and general hunting seasons.

“We have about 1,700 nonresident big game and 2,150 elk combination hunting licenses available for this hunting season,” said Hank Worsech, the licensing section chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.

Apply Now for the 2012 Minnesota Elk Hunt

Hunters have until Friday, June 1, to apply for one of 23 elk licenses offered this year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Oklahoma Controlled Hunts Application Online Now

The Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's popular controlled hunts program is open to online applicants now.

The controlled hunts program offers once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck hunts, and a range of other quality deer and turkey hunting opportunities through randomized drawings that only cost sportsmen $5 to enter. Opportunities offered through the program include hunts on Department or other government-owned or managed lands where unrestricted hunting would pose safety concerns or where overharvest might occur.

Montana Elk-Brucellosis Working Group Set to Meet in Bozeman

A working group charged with developing elk management options in areas where the transmission of brucellosis between elk and livestock is a concern is set to meet in Bozeman April 26-27.

The working group is leading an effort to examine effective elk management options and risk prevention efforts in several southwestern Montana hunting districts. The areas generally include hunting districts that border or are near Yellowstone National Park.

South Dakota GFP Commission Finalizes Elk Seasons

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has voted to reduce the number of "antlerless elk" tags available to hunters.

The Black Hills Firearms Elk Season will have 570 total tags available, with 175 being antlerless.

The Black Hills Archery Elk Season will have 97 total tags available, with 15 antlerless.

Custer State Park will have four resident "any elk" tags available, and the Late Archery Season in the park will be closed for 2012.

Arizona's Hunters’ Passion for Draw Results Overwhelms Website; Results Now Available

The Arizona Game and Fish Department’s online hunt draw system website, hosted by an outside vendor, became unavailable from Monday afternoon through early Tuesday morning as thousands of hopeful hunters tried to log on and learn whether their applications had been drawn for the upcoming elk and pronghorn antelope season.

DNR Director Stokes Approves Michigan's New Elk Management Plan

A new Elk Management Plan was approved by Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Director Rodney Stokes at the April 5 meeting of the Natural Resources Commission (NRC) in Lansing. The plan was developed to provide guidance for managing elk by focusing on three goals:

Wyoming Elk Collared to Monitor Movements in Beetle Killed Forests

Twenty-six elk were captured and fitted with Global Positioning System (GPS) collars on February 17 and 18 as part of an ongoing study to monitor how hunters and elk use beetle-killed forests.

Baggs wildlife biologist Tony Mong says biologists with Quicksilver Air, Inc. captured the elk from a helicopter.