Mule Deer Hunting News

North Dakota Issues All Non-Resident Any Deer Archery Tags

North Dakota's nonresident any-deer archery licenses, good for either whitetail or mule deer, have all been issued by lottery drawing for the 2011 bow season.

A total of 1,091 licenses were available, with 1,172 nonresidents submitting an application by the March 1 deadline. Unsuccessful applicants have their name placed on a waiting list if any licenses are returned.

New Mexico Big Game Applications Due March 28th

Hunters planning on entering the drawing for 2011-2012 big-game licenses have until March 28 to apply with the Department of Game and Fish. The deadline is earlier this year to allow hunters to take advantage of discounts available when they buy combination hunting and fishing licenses.

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 Nonresident Deer/Antelope Applications Due March 15th

With the nonresident application deadline for deer and antelope licenses coming up on March 15, the Game and Fish reminds hunters that applications must be received at the Cheyenne office by 5 p.m. on the deadline date.

Washington Hunters Can Apply for Multiple Season Permits Before March 31st

Deer and elk hunters have until March 31 to enter their name in a drawing for a 2011 multiple-season permit, which can greatly increase their opportunities for success in the field.

In early April, the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will randomly draw names for 4,000 multiple-season deer permits and 850 multiple-season elk permits.

Utah Adds Cougar Hunting to Six Areas

Deer and bighorn sheep in six areas in Utah will soon receive some added protection from cougars.

Under authority granted in Utah Code 23-14-8, Division of Wildlife Resources Director Jim Karpowitz on March 3, 2011 signed an emergency change to Utah's 2010–2011 Utah Cougar Guidebook. The change extends the hunting seasons and increases the number of cougars that hunters can take on six hunting areas in Utah.

New Mexico DGF Hosting Deer and Elk Workshop

The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will host the 2011 Western Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies’ Deer and Elk Workshop -- a forum for wildlife agencies and scholars to discuss deer and elk management strategies – May 16-19 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort on Santa Ana Pueblo.

Nevada DOW Seeking Help in Deer Poaching Case

Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) game wardens are seeking the public's help to solve a criminal case of several deer shot and left to waste in Voltaire Canyon near Carson City.

Game wardens discovered one dead buck Jan. 12, and tracked the trails of at least seven other injured deer in the Voltaire Canyon area. Because of timing, conditions and terrain, game wardens were not able to track the fate of the other deer, but it's clear from the evidence at the scene that many more were shot.

Idaho Meetings to Discuss 2011 Big Game Seasons

Idaho Fish and Game plans a series of public open house meetings to discuss proposed big game seasons and rules for the fall hunting seasons.

Some meetings already have been set, others will be announced as they are set; most will be open house formats.

Idaho Has Begun Road Kill Marking Project

Anyone traveling throughout southeast Idaho may start noticing some wildlife carcasses - those unfortunate victims of vehicle collisions - lying on the side of the road, marked with bright orange paint.

This paint marking system is part of an overall effort by the Idaho Department of Fish and Game and the Idaho Transportation Department to understand better the effects of roads and vehicle collisions on Idaho's wildlife, and the effects on public safety.