Elk Hunting News

More CWD-Positive Elk/Deer Found Outside Established Area
The Division of Wildlife (DOW) announced today that seven mule deer and five elk harvested by hunters outside the established area have tested positive for chronic wasting disease (CWD). One elk and one deer were taken in game management units (GMU) where the disease had not previously been found. The new units were GMUs 4 northeast of Craig and 6 east of Walden.
Big Game Hunters Experience Normal to High Success Rates
With the third big game season coming to an end, harvest rates for elk across the state have been good, but not quite as high as division biologists would have liked to have seen. Deer hunters found good numbers of mature buck and good success in most areas.
Box Elder Elk Hunt Successful
Six Nebraska elk hunters were successful in the Box Elder Management Unit Season that closed at sunset Sunday evening in southwest Nebraska.
Special Youth Elk Hunting Opportunities
Young hunters will have special elk hunting opportunities available to them in 78 hunting districts across Montana beginning on opening day of the rifle season, Oct. 27. An adult who is at least 21 years of age must accompany youngsters participating the special youth hunt.
2003 Elk Hunt Caps Remain
Limits on the numbers of elk hunters in the five zones where caps have been set on tag numbers available will remain the same for the fall of 2003. Caps on tags were established to bring herds back into line with Commission guidelines for healthy elk populations.
Hunter Fined For Shooting Elk From Truck
A hunter who used a rifle to shoot an elk from his truck and then faked having shot it with a bow and arrow - as his hunting permit required - has been fined $6,000 and lost his right to hunt for three years.
2002 Quota Bull Elk Hunt Concludes As Big Success
Six hunters tagged out within a 24-hour period during Kentucky's second bull elk quota hunt of modern times. The hunt was held October 5-6 at Addington Wildlife Management Area near Hazard, Kentucky.
Elk Licenses Awarded to 70 Hunters
On Saturday, Sept. 28, visitors to the Pennsylvania Outdoor Elk Expo in St. Marys, Elk County, assisted the Pennsylvania Game Commission in awarding elk licenses to 70 hunters in a public drawing. Of the 31,458 applications eligible for the drawing, 66 elk licenses were awarded to Pennsylvanians and four to nonresident hunters.
Comments Sought on Nonresident Elk and Deer License Fees
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission is seeking public comment on the proposed annual rule that will set the prices for outfitter-sponsored nonresident elk and deer hunting licenses in 2003. Commissioners tentatively adopted the rule in September. Oct. 28 is the deadline for public comment. The proposed license fees for both the outfitter sponsored big game and the elk combination licenses would go down by $50.
CWD Infected Bull Elk Found in Summit County
A bull elk killed by a hunter west of Green Mountain Reservoir on Sept. 14 has tested positive for chronic wasting disease. This is the second wild elk found with CWD in western Colorado this hunting season and the first in Summit County.