Elk Hunting News

Recent Rains Should Improve Elk Hunting
Ample rain received across Utah in September should make it easier for bull elk hunters to stalk animals when Utah's general bull elk season begins Oct. 5. Good numbers of bull elk will be available to hunters on units across the state. Hunters are reminded that the Fishlake and Thousand Lake units in south-central Utah are closed to spike bull elk hunting this fall.
More Deer and Elk Licenses Available
Due to the ongoing drought and resulting lack of winter forage, the Wildlife Commission has approved more than 14,000 new antlerless rifle elk licenses and 2,500 new antlerless archery elk licenses for the upcoming big game season. The Commission also approved 1,060 new doe deer licenses for game management units in Middle Park and the San Luis Valley.
Elk Night September 21st
Those interested in some superb and unusual table fare, along with an update on the progress of Kentucky's historic elk restoration project, will find Elk Night at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park much to their liking.
Nonresident Deer and Elk Tags Available Aug. 28th
Deer and elk tags not sold under the nonresident quota will become available for purchase as second tags August 28. The tags cost the nonresident price, $235 for deer, $338 for elk. The nonresident deer tag may also be used to tag a black bear or mountain lion. A hunter may purchase one deer tag and one elk tag.
150 Residents Drawn For December Elk Hunt
Department of Natural Resources wildlife officials today announced 150 Michigan residents have been selected from an annual, random drawing to participate in the Dec. 10-17 elk hunt. The successful hunters were computer-drawn from a pool of 37,464 eligible people who applied for the hunt. Notification letters have been mailed to each of the 150 hunters selected for the December hunt. Of the 150 hunters, 43 will have the choice of taking an antlered or antlerless elk, and 107 will be allowed to take only an antlerless elk.
Resident Tags Available
Resident hunters may buy their tags for this fall's big game hunts now but tags for the five elk zones with caps become available in the wee hours of August 1. Five elk hunting zones have now been capped so that only a limited number of tags are available in them. Those zones are the Middle Fork, Selway, Lolo, Elk City and Dworshak. Elk City and Dworshak zones are capped for the first time this year.
Southwest Box Elder Elk Unit Approved
A new elk management unit was established in southwest Nebraska and the dates for a hunting season there were set by the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission at a meeting in Lincoln July 24. The Box Elder Elk Management Unit include southeast Lincoln County and small parts of Dawson and Frontier counties, an area of about 250 square miles. The application period for Box Elder Elk Unit hunting permits will be Aug. 5 - 16.
Leftover Deer and Elk Licenses On Sale Aug 13th
Leftover deer and elk licenses remaining after the draw will go on sale Aug. 13 at 8 a.m. at all Colorado Division of Wildlife offices statewide. Service is on a first-come, first-served basis, except for the Denver, Fort Collins and Brush offices. These three offices will have a wristband process to randomly give hunters a position number in line that day.
Salt Lake Area Elk Hunting
Hunters should benefit through recent action taken by the Division of Wildlife Resources regarding an upcoming elk hunt in the mountains east of Salt Lake City. The DWR announced July 25 that hunters may hunt cow elk in the area during the originally scheduled season dates of Aug. 3-16, but they may also hunt the area during the general rifle buck deer season, which runs Oct. 19-27.
2002 Elk Quota Hunts
Ten lucky hunters' names were randomly drawn in Hazard, Kentucky, Saturday afternoon to determine who will participate in the 2002 Elk Quota Hunts this fall. Several hundred people were on hand for the drawing conducted by the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) at the Hazard National Guard Armory. Officials with the Kentucky State Auditor's office monitored the drawing.