Elk Hunting News

Hunters Harvest 53 Elk in 2011 in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Game Commission Executive Director Carl G. Roe today announced that 53 of the 57 licensed elk hunters were successful during the 2011 elk seasons. Of that total, 19 were antlered elk and 34 were antlerless elk.

Elk Escape From Captive Cervid Facility in Pennsylvania Near West Virginia Border

The West Virginia Division of Natural Resources (WVDNR) has confirmed with officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) that at least two elk, including one adult bull and one cow, have escaped from a captive cervid facility (deer and elk farms) in Greene County, Pa.  Greene County shares a common border with Marshall, Wetzel and Monongalia counties in West Virginia. The elk escaped from a captive cervid facility located approximately three miles from the West Virginia-Pennsylvania border.

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Approves Major Land Acquisition, Amends Game-import Rules

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission approved acquisition of 7,711 acres of wildlife habitat in Kittitas County and amended rules on importation of harvested game at a meeting here today.

Fewer Hunters Observed at Havre-Area Game Check Station, Montana

Mid-season figures compiled from the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Region 6 game check station outside Havre show a strong elk harvest this season but greatly reduced numbers of hunters and harvested deer and pronghorn antelope.

The first four weekends of the Havre check station have seen a decrease in hunters and in harvest,” said FWP Havre-area Wildlife Biologist Scott Hemmer. “Hunter numbers so far are down 31 percent from last year.”

Montana Check Station Stats Show Hunting Harvest Still Slow

Statistics gathered at Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks check stations over the weekend show that the big game harvest in south central Montana is well below the long-term average.

Though the overall number of hunters who stopped at check stations Saturday and Sunday, the second full weekend of the season, was nearly the same as last year, the percentage of hunters who bagged game was down.

Archery Working Group To Meet In Lewistown, Montana

A Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks workgroup aiming to reach consensus on recommendations for elk archery hunting regulation proposals will meet in Lewistown Nov. 4.

The group is leading an effort to examine effective elk management and elk archery regulations in several north-central Montana hunting districts. The area includes most of the Missouri Breaks and 22 other elk hunting districts.

The meeting is set to begin at 8 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 4, at FWP’s Lewistown Area Resource Office, 215 W. Aztec Dr. The meeting will conclude at 5 p.m.

For the Second Year, Three Record Harvest at Tennessee Elk Hunt

Three hunters recorded harvests during Tennessee’s third managed elk hunt held Oct. 17-21 at North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission Meeting, Wolf Plan Work Session Scheduled in Spokane

A Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission work session on a proposed state Wolf Conservation and Management Plan will be held Nov. 3 in Spokane, followed by a meeting Nov. 4 on other issues.

Utah Residents Apply for a 2012 Sportsman Permit

Applications for Utah's most prized hunting permits accepted soon.

You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits—2012 sportsman permits—starting Nov. 1.

Arkansas GFC Tours Elk Country During Monthly Meeting

In the heart of elk country, Commissioners with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission toured several projects designed to benefit not only Arkansas’s elk herd, but numerous species of wildlife. The Commission was in Harrison this week for its monthly meeting.

The Commission observed elk in Newton County’s Boxley Valley and habitat projects in the recently-purchased parcel in Richland Valley. Numerous bull elk put on a show for commissioners by bugling and herding cows in the picturesque Buffalo River country of north Arkansas.