Elk Hunting News

Third Elk Hunt Set to Get Underway in Tennessee

The third-ever managed elk hunt in Tennessee is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 17 and will continue through Friday, Oct. 21 as five persons will be seeking a trophy at the North Cumberland Wildlife Management Area.

Wyoming Hunter and Elk Movements May be Affected by Beetle Kill

A cooperative study between the Wyoming Game and Fish Department (WGFD) and the U.S. Forest Service's Secure Rural Schools Resource Advisory Committee for the Medicine Bow National Forest will provide information on how hunters and elk use the forest and how that use may change throughout different stages of the mountain pine beetle epidemic.

Baggs Game and Fish Wildlife Biologist Tony Mong says the study was implemented because of the potential impacts beetle kill will have on the way elk use the forest and hunters hunt in the forest.

Arizona Public Meetings to Gather Input on Elk and Pronghorn Hunt Recommendations

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host three public meetings in October to meet with constituents about developing the hunt recommendations for 2012 elk, pronghorn antelope, and population management hunts.

Three regions will provide details about elk and pronghorn antelope populations within their jurisdiction. Constituents interested in a particular Game Management Unit can attend the public meeting in that region to discuss the management direction.

Nonresident Elk And Deer Hunting Licenses Available in Montana

Nonresidents can purchase Montana deer and elk hunting licenses online, by phone, or over-the-counter in Helena. The licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting districts, can be used for the general hunting season, which runs Oct. 22 through Nov. 27.

“We have a total of about 1,000 nonresident big game, elk, and deer combination hunting licenses available for this hunting season,” said Hank Worsech, the licensing section chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.

Steamboat Springs, Colorado Elk Winter Symposium

With memories of last winter's record snowfall and its impact on the local elk population still fresh in the minds of Steamboat Springs residents, local Colorado Parks and Wildlife staff along with a US Forest Service biologist, will offer the 2011 Elk Winter Symposium. The event is an opportunity for education and discussion about the effects winter can have on elk.

This September, Archers Post New Deer Harvest Record and 50 Percent Success Rate During Early Bull Elk Season in Kentucky

It’s a September to remember.

Kentucky archers bagged a record number of deer and had better than a 50 percent success rate during the new 14-day early bull elk season.

Plenty of Bull Elk in Utah

Rifle hunts starts October 8 and a few permits still left.

If you're new to elk hunting, the big game coordinator for the Division of Wildlife Resources has some advice for you.

Deer, Elk, & Waterfowl Seminars on Tap in Denver, Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host three introductory seminars in late September and early October to introduce new hunters to deer, elk and waterfowl hunting.  Each seminar will cover the fundamentals of habits and habitat of the species, hunting tactics and techniques, and provide a foundation for a lifetime of hunting memories and experiences.  Join the sportsmen who protect our national heritage and conserve our wildlife for future generations!

Arizona Deer and Elk Hunters Can Assist in Monitoring for Wildlife Disease

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is requesting deer and elk hunters’ continued vigilance in monitoring for chronic wasting disease (CWD) by allowing biological samples of the animals’ lymph nodes to be collected for testing.

CWD has not yet been found in Arizona through regular annual testing since 1998. However, it is present in the neighboring states of Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. CWD is fatal to deer and elk; however, there is no evidence that it poses a risk to humans.

Pennsylvania Game Commission Awards 56 Elk Licenses

After a five-day delay prompted by Tropical Storm Lee flooding that forced the closure of state offices in the Harrisburg area last week, Pennsylvania Game Commission officials today held a public drawing to award 56 elk licenses for the 2011 season.  The event also was webcast via the agency’s website, drew 599 viewers, and served as a means to enable more people to view the public drawing. All 56 hunters selected to receive a license will be mailed a confirmation letter within about a week.