Firearm Hunting News

Minnesota to Auction Off Confiscated Equipment

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will auction a select inventory of confiscated outdoors equipment on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Hiller Auction Barn in Zimmerman, Minn. The barn is located two miles east of the Highway 169 and the County Road 4 intersection in Zimmerman.

EPA Denies Ban on Lead Ammo, but Continues Consideration of Fishing Tackle

Many people have been following developments regarding the petition submitted Aug. 3 to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Center for Biological Diversity, American Bird Conservancy and three other groups, seeking a national ban on lead ammunition and fishing tackle. The following is an update.

The EPA last week (Aug. 27) denied the portion of the petition calling for a ban on lead ammunition, stating the agency (EPA) does not have the legal authority to regulate ammunition under the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

Nebraska GPC Site Offers List of Locations for Gun Sight-in

The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission has on its Web site a list of gun clubs where hunters may sight-in their firearms in preparation for hunting this fall. Most of the clubs have experienced shooters on hand to help novices.

New Mexico Outdoor Expo - Aug 21-22

Anyone who wants to fire a muzzleloader, tie a fishing fly, shoot a bow or learn dozens of other outdoor skills is invited to a free weekend of family fun Aug. 21-22 at the New Mexico Outdoor Expo at the Albuquerque Shooting Range Park.

California Furlough Days May Affect Hunters Who Wait Until Last Minute

Bear hunters planning to scour the deer A zone for bear on the first day of the season must plan ahead this year. Because of state furloughs on the second, third and fourth Fridays of the month, 2010 season bear tags must be purchased before 5 p.m. on Aug. 12 in order to hunt on the Aug. 14 A-zone general bear season opener. Hunters who wait to buy their tags until the day before the opener will find that Department of Fish and Game (DFG) offices are closed, and tags will be unavailable until the offices reopen for business on Monday morning.

Many Texas Hunt Applications Due August 12th

Hunters hoping to take advantage of economical quality hunts on state-managed lands are reminded of upcoming application deadlines. The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will be offering adult and youth only hunts by special drawing for a wide variety of species as part of its Public Hunting Program.

Applications for several hunt categories, including all archery only and crossbow hunts, pronghorn, and TPWD private lands hunts are due by 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 12. All gun deer and youth deer hunt category applications must be received by 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 2.

South Dakota Reduces Firearm Antelope Tags for 2010 Season

The South Dakota Game Fish and Parks Commission has decided to significantly reduce the number of antelope tags available for hunters this fall.

Two difficult winters in the antelope main range have decreased herd numbers.

New Mexico Leftover Elk, Deer and Javelina Tags Available in August

Youth and adult hunters who missed a shot at a big-game hunting license during this year's annual drawing will have another chance this August when the Department of Game and Fish puts more than 5,000 deer, elk and javelina licenses up for sale on the agency Web site.

Florida Quota Hunt Permits Will Not be Mailed This Year

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) wants to make hunters aware that beginning this year, quota permits for general gun, archery, muzzleloading gun, family, youth, airboat and track will not be mailed out to successful applicants as they have been in the past.

North Dakota's Deer Lottery - Results Now Available
North Dakota's deer gun lottery has been held and individual results are available at the state Game and Fish Department's web site.