Firearm Hunting News

Firearms Deer Season Opens November 30
The Kansas firearms deer season begins Nov. 30 this year and runs through Dec. 11. The Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks reminds deer hunters that safety is the first order of business when hunting with high-powered rifles. Several changes in laws and regulations are also important.
Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act
Today the United States House of Representatives passed the “Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act” (S. 397) by a bipartisan vote of 283-144. The legislation now moves to President Bush’s desk for his expected signature.
IDNR Announces Free Opportunity to Learn Shooting Sports
The Illinois Department of Natural Resources is inviting women and young people to attend an event where they can learn recreational shooting with some of the top experts in the nation. A series of Wing Shooting Clinics will be held around the state.
Firearms Deer Harvest Likely Second Highest on Record
Although the final tally may change, this year's firearms deer harvest will likely be the second highest on record, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Firearm Deer Season Opens November 19th
“Interest in deer hunting in Illinois appears to be at an all-time high and we appreciate the support of hunters participating in our deer seasons,” said Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Joel Brunsvold. “Hunters play a crucial role in our deer management program and we wish them a safe and successful season.”
Firearm Deer Season Opens November 13th
Nebraskas 2004 regular firearm deer hunting season will be Nov. 13-21; archery deer hunting season will close November 12, then reopen Nov. 22, the day following the close of the rifle season and continue through Dec. 31; the muzzleloading deer season will be Dec. 1-31.
Second Big Game Rifle Season
Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) biologists are reporting success rates equal to or higher than previous years for the 2004 deer and elk second rifle season for most areas of the state. The higher success rates could be indicating a comeback for Colorado’s deer population, which has been hindered due to the drought that has gripped the state for the past several years.
Rifle Sight-In Locations for 2004
Hunters who need a place to sight-in their rifles prior to this years hunting season have a number of locations across the state available to them. These ranges are affiliated with the Nebraska Shooting Sports Association. All ranges should have toilet facilities, however, the shooter should assume all are primitive ─ no water, electricity or telephone. Fees are charged at some ranges.
Firearms Season for Deer Opens October 16th
White-tailed deer are the most popular game animal in Georgia, and since 95 percent of hunters pursue this species using modern firearms, they eagerly are anticipating the upcoming opening day of firearms deer season on Saturday, Oct. 16. Last year, 289,703 firearms hunters harvested 404,100 deer, according to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD).
NSSF Donates $250,000 to BBBS
If actions speak louder than words, the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) has raised the bar for other conservation groups by awarding Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) $250,000 to expand its Pass It On program. The program, which teaches youth traditional outdoor sports, such as target shooting, hunting, archery and fishing, by pairing them with adults who also enjoy these activities, has grown rapidly and is now offered in several states.