Moose Hunting News

Newfoundland Labrador DNR Catches Moose Poachers

Investigations by conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources offices in Springdale and Baie Verte have resulted in the conviction of nine hunters for violations under the Wildlife Act.

Two individuals from Fleur De Lys appeared in Provincial Court in Baie Verte on January 5, 2011. The individuals were convicted of applying for a big game licence while under a five-year big game hunting prohibition. One individual was fined $1,000 while the other received a fine of $3,000. Both are prohibited from holding a big game licence for a further five years.

Alaska Extends Moose Hunt in Unit 18

The Alaska Department of Fish & Game will use its emergency order authority to extend the moose hunting season in Unit 18 in response to communities needs.

New Brunswick Busts Illegal Moose Operation

An investigation by conservation officers with the Department of Natural Resources, coined Operation WAK, has resulted in the seizure of 700 kilograms (1,540 pounds) of moose meat, moose parts, cash and various butcher shop equipment.

"Conservation officers from around the province worked on this file, and they deserve a great deal of credit for their professionalism and commitment," said Natural Resources Minister Bruce Northrup.

Vermont FWB to Hold Meetings on Deer and Moose Regulations

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold three public hearings on January 3, 4 and 5 to discuss proposed changes to deer and moose hunting regulations.

"The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about these proposals and to provide their input," said Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche. "They also can read the current wording of the proposed regulations by going to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website."

Wyoming 2011 NonResident Application Booklets Available Now

More than 13,000 nonresident big game application booklets for the 2011 hunting seasons are being mailed out this week to hunters who applied through the mail for the 2010 hunting seasons.

Vermont FWD to Hold Meetings on Deer and Moose Regulation Changes

The Vermont Fish and Wildlife Board will hold three public hearings on January 3, 4 and 5 to discuss proposed changes to deer and moose hunting regulations.

"The public is encouraged to attend to learn more about these proposals and to provide their input," said Vermont Fish and Wildlife Commissioner Wayne Laroche. "They also can read the current wording of the proposed regulations by going to the Vermont Fish and Wildlife website."

Utah's 2011 Sportsman Permit Apps Available Nov. 1st

Applications for next year's most prized Utah hunting permits — 2011 sportsman permits — will be available by Nov. 1.

Only Utah residents may apply for sportsman permits. One sportsman permit is offered for each of the following species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter's choice bison, hunter's choice Rocky Mountain goat, black bear, cougar and wild turkey.

New Hampshire Moose Hunters 61% Successful So Far

As of Wednesday, October 20, 2010, a total of 244 moose had been taken in the 2010 New Hampshire moose hunt (172 bulls and 72 cows). That means that 61% of hunters holding moose permits had succeeded by the mid-way point in the state's moose hunt. Last year at this point in the season, 50% of moose hunters had gotten their moose. The nine-day season runs through Sunday, October 24, 2010.

Idaho Incentive Program to Increase CWD Sampling

Collecting Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) samples is really nothing new for the staff of the Upper Snake Region. For over six years they have been sampling wild ungulates to check if the disease has spread to Idaho. This year a little honey has been added to sweeten the pot, so hunters will be more likely to have harvested animals checked out.

While IDFG will continue to collect CWD samples at check stations across the Upper Snake Region and at certain taxidermists and meat processing plants, a new option and incentive program is being tried out.

Yukon's Ts’alwnjik Chu Wetlands Protected

Ts'alwnjik Chu, a 30-kilometre-long stretch of wetland along the Nordenskiold River near Carmacks, has been formally designated a Habitat Protection Area (HPA).

"The Yukon government is pleased to honour its obligation under the Little Salmon/Carmacks Final Agreement to establish this HPA for the conservation of wildlife and wildlife habitat," Environment Minister John Edzerza said.