Elk Hunting News

Utah Antlerless Big Game Permits Accepted Starting June 1st

You won't have to juggle a printed guidebook and a website when you apply for a cow elk, doe deer or doe pronghorn hunting permit for this fall's hunts.

Arizona's Big Game Super Raffle

A $25 raffle ticket could put an Arizona Game and Fish Commission's special big game permit for elk or bighorn in your pocket. How would you like a chance to pursue mule deer during the rut on the Kaibab for just a $20 ticket?

Welcome to the Big Game Super Raffle, where your dreams can come true.

Vancouver Man Faces $5000 Fine For Poaching

A Vancouver man faces combined fines of $5,000 after pleading guilty to two counts under the Wildlife Act after an appearance in Duncan Provincial Court.

Sergei Sharov pleaded guilty to one count of hunting during a closed season and one count of unlawful possession of wildlife. He was fined $5,000, of which $4,500 will go to the Habitat Conservation Trust Fund. Sharov also received a five-year recognizance, including a ban from hunting and being in contact with other hunters. In addition to the penalties imposed, the seized firearm was forfeited to the Crown.

Nebraska Big Game Hunters Can Apply May 16th

Some hunters may begin applying for big game permits starting on May 16, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

The following people may begin applying at 1 p.m. Central Time on that date:

Deer hunters – Residents may apply for one permit in any draw unit. These include Republican Mule Deer and Republican Whitetail permits, as well as DeSoto December Muzzleloader permits.

Montana Special License Application Deadline - June 1st

The deadline to apply for FWP's special license drawings for elk, deer and antelope licenses is June 1.

Kansas Antelope and Elk Season Dates Set

At the Public Hearing portion of the April meeting of the Kansas Wildlife and Parks Commission, regulations for antelope and elk seasons were approved.

Pronghorn antelope season dates for 2011 include the follow: Archery – Sept. 24-Oct. 2 and Oct. 15-31; Muzzleloader – Oct. 3-10; and Firearm – Oct. 7-10. The application deadline for the resident-only firearm and muzzleloader permits is June 10. Resident and nonresident pronghorn antelope archery permits are unlimited and available over the counter through Oct. 30.

Idaho's Application Period for Fall Controlled Hunts Opened May 1

The application period for this fall's deer, elk, pronghorn, fall black bear and fall turkey controlled hunts started Sunday, May 1 and runs through June 5.

Fish and Game may ask the Idaho Fish and Game Commission, during the May 19 meeting, to reduce the number of available controlled hunt deer tags in some areas that have suffered higher than normal over-winter losses.

Fish and Game biologists plan to recommend that the commission reduce the number of controlled hunt deer tags available in antlerless and either-sex controlled deer hunts in:

Washington Special Hunt Permits Application Deadline May 18th

Hunters have through May 18 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons in Washington state.

Permit winners will be selected by random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in late June. The special permits qualify hunters to hunt at times and places beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.

South Dakota Elk, Bighorn and Deer Seasons Finalized

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has finalized the 2011 Elk Hunting Seasons.

The Archery Elk Season will have 89 "any elk" and 37 "antlerless elk" licenses this year.

The Black Hills Firearm Elk Season will have 470 "any elk" and 395 "antlerless elk" licenses in 2011.

The Firearm Prairie Elk Season will have 49 "any elk" and 79 "antlerless elk" this year.

Oklahoma Controlled Hunt Applications Online

Offering once-in-a-lifetime elk and antelope hunts, highly sought-after buck hunts, and a range of other quality deer, turkey, quail and coon hunts, the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation's controlled hunts program is a valuable resource for sportsmen, and now is the time for hunters to submit applications.