Moose Hunting News

Washington Special Hunt Permits Application Deadline May 18th

Hunters have through May 18 to apply for special hunting permits for fall deer, elk, mountain goat, moose, bighorn sheep, and turkey seasons in Washington state.

Permit winners will be selected by random drawing conducted by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) in late June. The special permits qualify hunters to hunt at times and places beyond those authorized by a general hunting license.

Vermont to Discuss Moose Hunting Permit Allocations

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold two public hearings next week to discuss the 2011 allocation of moose hunting permits.

The meetings will be held Monday, May 2, at the Brighton Town Hall, 49 Mill Street Extension, in Island Pond and Thursday, May 5 in the Spaulding High School auditorium, 155 Ayers Street, in Barre. Both hearings start at 7 p.m.

Idaho Super Hunt Entries Now Available

The deadline to enter the first Super Hunt drawing is May 31.

The first drawing in June will pick 26 lucky hunters, each of whom will win one of 25 tags - eight elk, eight deer, and eight pronghorn hunts as well as one moose hunt; and one "Super Hunt Combo" entry also will be drawn that will entitle the winner to hunt for one each elk, deer, pronghorn and moose.

Alaska BOG Meeting Discussed Moose, Tasers and and Deer

The Alaska Board of Game (BOG) met March 26-30 in Anchorage and adopted numerous proposals. Of particular interest to Alaskans are Kenai Peninsula moose hunt restrictions, deer harvest reporting changes, and a statewide restriction on the use of tasers for taking of game.

Nova Scotia - Cape Breton Moose Hunt Apps Now Accepted

Applications are being accepted for the 2011 annual moose licence lottery, which will allow selected hunters to participate in one of four seasons in Cape Breton.

"The Cape Breton moose hunt remains a popular tradition and we look forward to another bountiful and safe hunt this year," said Natural Resources Minister Charlie Parker.

A total of 345 licences will be available again this year. Last year, more than 11,000 applicants entered the draw.

Washington FWC Meeting April 8-9

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission is scheduled to take action on a variety of new hunting rules at a public meeting April 8-9 in Olympia.

The commission, which sets policy for the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW), will meet both days in room 172 of the Natural Resource Building, 1111 Washington St. S.E. in Olympia. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. both days.

New Hampshire's Moose Hunt Lottery Tickets Now Available

If you want to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, enter the lottery and try your luck on the adventure of a lifetime. Applications for the lottery cost $15 for residents and $25 for non-residents (nonrefundable) and are available online or from any Fish and Game license agent. A total of 395 permits will be issued in this year's lottery. The deadline for entering the 2011 lottery is May 27, 2011. New Hampshire's moose hunt runs from October 15 – 23, 2011.

Washington FWC Hears 2011-12 Hunt Proposals

The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission heard public input on proposed 2011-12 hunting season rules, adopted amendments to Puget Sound recreational clam and oyster seasons and approved three land transactions during its March 4-5 meeting in Spokane.

The proposed 2011-12 hunting season rules will be considered for final adoption at the commission's April meeting in Olympia. The hunt proposals include:

Landowner hunting permits to increase deer and elk hunters access to private lands in Asotin County.

Wyoming Moose, Mtn. Goat and Bighorn Sheep Apps Due - Feb. 28th

Resident and nonresident hunters are reminded that the deadline to apply for moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat licenses is the end of February. To be entered in the drawing, applications must be received at Cheyenne Game and Fish Headquarters by 5 p.m. on Feb. 28.

Maine Moose Hunt Applications Now Available

A moose hunt in Maine is a hunt of a lifetime and Maine provides some of the best moose hunting in the Lower 48. Moose permit lottery applicants, however, should be aware that not all moose hunting districts are created equal. Success rates, permit allotments, private property ownership, moose densities, and the habitat moose live in are quite variable across the state.