Mule Deer Hunting News

Comments Wanted on Mule Deer Permit Proposal
The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will hold public hearings to take public comments on a proposed wildlife regulation change that would expand the Managed Lands Deer (MLD) permit program for white-tailed deer to include mule deer.
Antlerless Big Game Permits Set For Dicussion
Division of Wildlife Resources officials will propose antlerless deer, elk, moose and doe pronghorn permit numbers, for hunts this fall, at an April 21 public meeting in Salt Lake City that will be broadcast to five locations across the state. DWR biologists say very few big game animals were lost in Utah this past winter. They're concerned, however, about the production of fawns and calves, which has been reduced the last few years.
Record Low Deer Permits Recommended - Again
Wildlife biologists are recommending the Arizona Game and Fish Commission set record-low deer hunt-permit levels again this year. The Arizona Game and Fish Department is recommending the commission set the deer permit-tag level for the general deer seasons at 37,025, which is a 4,620-permit reduction from last year.
Reduced Nonresident Deer and Antelope Fees Proposed
A recent Game, Fish and Parks proposal would establish reduced fees for nonresident one-tag and two-tag antlerless deer and antelope licenses.
Southeast Leftover Deer Tags Available
Leftover southeast deer tags are available to nonresident hunters. For the first time, hunters were required to apply for the permits rather than buy them on a first-come, first-served basis this year. After the application period, 216 permits were left over.
2003 Big Game App Deadline Approaching
Hunters planning to hunt big game in Colorado this fall need to be aware of the application deadline of April 1 for limited deer, elk, pronghorn antelope, bear and moose licenses. This deadline applies to any hunter wanting to apply for a specific limited big game license or preference point. As usual, there will be over the counter elk and bear licenses available for many areas.
Big Game Hunting Suggestions Welcomed
If you'd like to see some big game hunting changes in Utah in 2004, or if there are opportunities in place now that you don't want changed, the Division of Wildlife Resources wants to hear from you.
Antelope, Deer, and Elk Seasons Set March 14th
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commissioners will set dates and regulations for the 2003 antelope, deer and elk hunting seasons, amend fish and wildlife regulations, and select the winner of the 2004 Habitat Stamp Art Contest at a March 14 meeting in Lincoln.
Nonresident Deer/Antelope App Deadline Approaching
Nonresident hunters are alerted applications for deer and antelope licenses – including doe/fawn – must be received in the Wyoming Game and Fish Department’s Cheyenne office no later than 5 p.m. March 15.
Big Game Bonus Point System Extended
The big game license drawing bonus point system has been expanded to include special deer and elk permits, and deer B, antelope and swan licenses. The bonus point system has been in place since 2001 for the nonresident combination license and resident and nonresident moose, sheep and goat license drawings.