Elk Hunting News

Colorado Still a Big Game Hunter's Paradise

Colorado Parks and Wildlife's recently released 2011 big game harvest statistics show that the Centennial State continues to offer some of the best and most diverse big game hunting in the country.

Missouri Elk Restoration Enters Second Year

Missouri’s elk herd is growing on two fronts, and conservation officials express optimism that the second year of restoration work will benefit from experience gained in 2011.

Efforts to bring elk back to Missouri after a 150-year absence began in October 2010, when the Missouri Conservation Commission approved a restoration plan. The plan called for obtaining up to 150 wild elk from other states with established wild populations.

The Next Pure Michigan Hunt Winner Could Be You

Would you like to hunt elk and bear, along with other species in Michigan next year? You can if you win one of three Pure Michigan Hunt (PMH) packages. However, to win you need to apply. Applications for the 2013 drawing are now available for purchase. You can purchase an unlimited number of $4 applications for Michigan's "Hunt of a Lifetime" from now until Dec. 31. Three winners will be drawn to win the ultimate prize package of licenses to hunt elk, bear, turkey, deer and waterfowl, plus various hunting merchandise yet to be determined.

Cabela’s, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation Continue Partnership for Conservation

As the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation presses toward its 30th birthday and 7 millionth acre of habitat conserved for elk and other wildlife, one outdoor retail partner has been there from the start: Cabela’s.

Rapid Response Will Protect Manitoba Elk from Chronic Wasting Disease

Manitoba Conservation officials are using plane and helicopter surveillance over part of western Manitoba this week to find and remove up to nine escaped farm elk from Saskatchewan that could threaten to spread chronic wasting disease (CWD) to Manitoba’s wild elk, Conservation Minister Gord Mackintosh announced today.

South Dakota Elk Hunting Seasons Proposed

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has proposed several changes for South Dakota elk hunting seasons.

The proposals are as follows:

North Dakota's Moose, Elk and Bighorn Sheep Seasons Set

North Dakota’s 2012 moose, elk and bighorn sheep proclamation has been finalized and applications are available at the State Game and Fish Department’s website. The deadline for applying is March 28.

A total of 301 elk licenses are available to hunters this fall, 200 fewer than last year.

River Antlerless Deer Permit Part of Nebraska's Big Game Changes

A change in strategy has the state’s antlerless white-tailed deer harvest focused on river corridors. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners adopted big game regulation amendments at their meeting in Lincoln on March 9.

Oregon Big Game Raffle Tickets on Sale Until May 7: 2011 Winner Bagged Trophy Elk for Under $50 in Tickets

Elgin resident Chad Thompson bought just 15 2011 elk raffle tags, spending under $50—but won a three-month long hunting season, a privilege some pay thousands for at auction. Thompson ended up bagging a trophy animal on public land (Wenaha Wildlife Area), an elk that green scored over 400”.

“It was the first time I had bought raffle tickets,” said Thompson. “I got the 15 ticket package, sent them off and forgot about them. I was pretty surprised when I won.”

Washington Hunters Have Until March 31 to Apply for Multiple-season Permits

Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2012 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field.

In mid-April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will randomly draw names for 8,500 multiple-season deer permits and 1,000 multiple-season elk permits.