Elk Hunting News

Colockum Elk Research, Winter-range Closure to be Discussed Jan. 11 in Ellensburg, Washington

An update on Colockum elk herd research and elk winter-range closures will be provided by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) staff in a meeting here Jan. 11.

The public meeting will start at 6 p.m., at the Hal Holmes Center, 209 N. Ruby St., in Ellensburg.

Twenty-five Kentucky Residents Drawn For Late Season Quota Cow Elk Hunt

Twenty-five hunters from Wallins, David, Hyden, Pineville, Pikeville, Barbourville and other areas in southeastern Kentucky have a second chance to hunt elk in the state.

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources recently drew 25 names for a late season quota hunt for cow elk. The late season begins Jan. 28 and ends Feb. 10.

Colorado Poaching Alert: Christmas Eve Elk in Fairplay

Colorado Parks and Wildlife officers are seeking information on a brazen poacher who shot two large bull elk shot just off a main highway two miles south of Fairplay on Christmas Eve, Sat. Dec. 24.

The elk were both shot less than 80 yards off Hwy. 285. The poacher cut the heads off and took minimal back strap meat, leaving the majority of the animals to rot.

Chronic Wasting Disease in New Area in Utah

Disease doesn't affect people, but it's fatal to deer.

A deer infected with chronic wasting disease has been found in a new area in Utah. That's not a surprise, though—the new area is next to an area where the disease has been for years.

Only a Few Days Left for Your Chance at Michigan's Hunt of a Lifetime

With 2011 drawing to a close, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that the last day to purchase Pure Michigan Hunt applications is Saturday, Dec. 31.

Public Meeting To Discuss Nuisance Elk In Straight Creek, Kentucky Set For Jan. 5

The Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources will host a public meeting to discuss issues involving nuisance elk on private property along KY 221 between the Kettle Island area and Tackytown in Bell and Harlan counties. The meeting will be held at the Right Fork Elementary School in Stoney Fork at 6 p.m. on Jan. 5, 2012.

Wildlife Division Director Karen Waldrop and other staff from Kentucky Fish and Wildlife will be on hand to answer questions and listen to suggestions.

Information Needed on Bull Elk Poaching Cases in Northern Arizona

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is seeking the public’s assistance in finding the individual or individuals responsible for illegally killing bull elk in two unrelated poaching incidents in northern Arizona. 

Maine DIFW Reminds Hunters Of Transport Law

Are you hunting out of state? Maine hunters should know the regulations surrounding bringing harvested deer, elk, moose or caribou back into the state of Maine.

Currently it is illegal to bring the whole carcass of a deer, moose, elk or caribou into Maine (except if it comes from New Hampshire, Quebec, Newfoundland, Labrador or New Brunswick).

Already this fall Maine has had hunters bring in whole carcasses from Virginia and New York, both states that have identified Chronic Wasting Disease in their borders. These deer were confiscated and destroyed.

It's Not Too Soon to Enter Idaho's Super Hunt

Last minute gift idea: get your favorite hunter a chance to win the hunt of a lifetime.

The first drawing is still several months away, but it's not too early to enter Idaho Fish and Game's Super Hunt.

The Super Hunt is a fund-raising drawing for 40 big game tags. The tags are handed out to winners in two drawings. Entries are drawn for elk, deer, and pronghorn and moose tags. Winners can participate in any open hunt in the state for deer, elk, pronghorn or moose. That includes general hunts and controlled hunts.

Arizona GFD Commission Sets 23,383 Permits for Elk

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission approved the 2012 hunt seasons for elk and pronghorn antelope during its Dec. 3 meeting in Phoenix, paving the way for hunters to start applying once they have the pertinent information available online in mid December.