Elk Hunting News

New Michigan State Law Allows 10-Year-Olds to Hunt Deer, Elk or Bear With a Firearm

A change in state law that took effect Sept. 1 makes it legal for 10- and 11-year olds to hunt deer, bear or elk with firearms in Michigan, the Department of Natural Resources announced.

The change is not reflected in the 2011 Hunting and Trapping Digest as the publication went to press before the law was changed.

The regulations change was part of the Hunter Heritage Act, which creates a new mentored hunting program and eliminates the minimum age requirements for hunting in 2012.

Kentucky Department to Host Public Meeting on Elk Management Sept. 21

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a meeting to gather public input on elk management at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 21. The meeting will be held at the Knott County Sportsplex, located off KY 80 north of Hindman.

State Rep. John Short will join department officials to discuss elk management and answer questions from the audience. The meeting is open for the public.

High-Quality Hunts Announced in Meeker, Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in cooperation with two local landowners, is offering big-game hunters  an opportunity to apply for a limited number of high-quality elk and mule deer hunts on private ranch land in the Meeker area.

A total of 27 hunts will be available to hunters who have already drawn limited deer and elk licenses for Game Management Unit 23 for the coming big-game seasons. Hunters who are interested in applying for these hunts must do so in writing by October 3.

Laramie Area Man Receives Heavy Fines For Elk Poaching in Wyoming

A three-year-old case involving the poaching of  two large bull elk near Laramie was recently resolved with Robert Mason of Tie Siding receiving heavy fines for the illegal killing of two trophy class elk in 2008.

Mason was assessed $18,000 in fines and restitution by Albany County Circuit Court Judge Robert Castor. In addition, Judge Castor revoked Mason's hunting privileges for six years.

Pennsylvania Game Commission to Hold Drawings For Elk Licenses

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe said the agency’s public drawing for the 2011 elk hunting licenses will be webcast beginning at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 9.

Kentucky's 2011-12 Elk Season Opens with Archery Bull Hunt

Elk season in Kentucky will open this year on Saturday, Sept. 17, with a new 14-day hunt for the 80 archers who were awarded bull permits.

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Adopts Proposed Rule Changes

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission at a meeting August 24 adopted a proposed change to the Landowner Appreciation Program, changes to wildlife salvage rules and minor changes to a number of other rules.

Landowners in five game management units - 40, 41, 42, 45 and 52 - who meet the conditions of the Landowner Appreciation Program, have been eligible for an allocation of additional tags equal to 25 percent of the number of controlled hunt tags to be issued for deer, elk and pronghorn hunts in those units.

The standard allocation is 10 percent.

Kansas Hunting and Fur Harvest Regulations Summary On-line Now
Printed copies of the 2011 Kansas Hunting & Furharvesting Regulations Summary will be available at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism (KDWPT) offices and license vendors around the state about Sept. 1, but hunters can view or download the summary beginning Aug. 12 at the KDWPT website.
Colorado Leftover Tags on Sale August 9th

Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 at wildlife offices and Colorado Parks and Wildlife license retailers statewide.

In addition to the approximately 37,000 elk licenses, 7,300 deer licenses and 7,200 pronghorn licenses that will be available, more than 120 leftover fall turkey licenses will also go on sale to the public that morning.

Utah Elk Hunting Permits Still Available

A few archery deer hunting permits are still available for hunters who are 18 years of age or younger.

All of the other permits to hunt buck deer in Utah this fall are gone. But you can still get a permit to hunt bull elk during this fall's general rifle or muzzleloader hunts. More than 23,000 bull elk rifle and muzzleloader permits are still available.