Elk Hunting News

Elk Hunt Up For Auction
Hunters have a unique opportunity to not only bid on a fully guided bull elk hunt at Cookson Wildlife Management Area, but also help needy Oklahomans in the process. For the fifth year in a row the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC) is auctioning a bull elk hunt, and the proceeds will go to the Hunters Against Hunger program.
Commission Sets Big Game 2003 License Structure
The Colorado Wildlife Commission on Jan. 9 approved the season structure for the 2003 big game seasons in Colorado, including more either-sex elk licenses for the first rifle season and an extra weekend for hunters in the second big-game rifle season.
2003 Deer, Fall Turkey, Elk, Antelope Permit Application Periods Set
The permit application periods for Nebraska's 2003 deer, fall turkey, elk and antelope hunting seasons were recently set by the Game and Parks Commission.
Elk Poacher Reward Grows
The amount of reward offered for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of poachers who recently killed three of the state's new elk has grown to $6,000, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
Elk Hunters Get Extension in Black Hills and Custer State Park
The Game, Fish and Parks Commission has extended the hunting season for Black Hills Antlerless Elk license holders. The action was taken to harvest additional elk in areas where high elk numbers are becoming a concern. In Custer State Park, antlerless elk license holders from units 501B and 501C with unfilled tags will be able to hunt in Custer State Park from December 24, 2002 through January 26, 2003.
Bordeaux and Hat Creek Elk Seasons Close
The 2002 elk hunting seasons in the Bordeaux and Hat Creek Elk management units in the northern Panhandle are over with 56 percent of elk hunters in the Hat Creek and 42 percent of hunters in the Bordeaux elk management unit harvesting elk, according to Gary Schlichtemeier, district wildlife manager at the Game and Parks Commission's district office in Alliance.
Wildlife Commission Rejects Limiting GMU 62 Elk Licenses
The Colorado Wildlife Commission has decided against limiting elk licenses in a popular hunting area west of Montrose. After more than two hours of testimony, mostly from area residents opposed to the idea of limiting elk licenses in a popular hunting area on the Uncompahgre Plateau west of Montrose, the Colorado Wildlife Commission decided against implementing such a plan.
2002 Cow Elk Quota Hunt Results
Kentucky's second cow elk hunt in 150 years conducted from December 7 through December 9, 2002 was a tremendous success for all six Kentucky resident hunters. The biggest of the six total elk taken during the cow-only hunt was Waddy resident David Casey's 530-pound animal. Casey harvested his large, adult cow at 8:40 a.m. on opening day with a 315-yard shot from a Remington Model 700 30.06 caliber rifle.
Three Elk Found Shot by Poachers
Rewards are being offered for information about three animals from Tennessee's new elk herd which have been found dead, after being shot by poachers, according to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA).
Hunters Ticketed For Illegal Importing Elk
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced it has issued tickets to three hunters in Shelter Island, Suffolk County, for illegally importing elk. DEC and the State Department of Agriculture and Markets banned the importation of deer and elk to New York State in April 2002 as a precautionary step to prevent the spread of chronic wasting disease into wild and farmed herds of animals in the deer family in the state.