Mule Deer Hunting News

Nonresident Elk And Deer Hunting Licenses Available in Montana

Nonresidents can purchase Montana deer and elk hunting licenses online, by phone, or over-the-counter in Helena. The licenses, good for antlered deer and elk in most hunting districts, can be used for the general hunting season, which runs Oct. 22 through Nov. 27.

“We have a total of about 1,000 nonresident big game, elk, and deer combination hunting licenses available for this hunting season,” said Hank Worsech, the licensing section chief for Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks in Helena.

Tips For the Rifle Buck Deer Hunt in Utah

Utah's most popular hunt — the general rifle buck deer hunt — begins Oct. 22.

Nevada Dunphy Complex Fire Affects Area 6 Deer Hunters

As of Monday, October 3, the Dunphy Complex Fire had burned over 160,000 acres of habitat in Hunt Management Area 06.  With the any legal weapon deer hunt in Area 06 opening on Wednesday, October 5, hunters are being asked to avoid the areas where the fires have burned.  Currently, the Midas-Tuscarora Road and County Road 766 (north out of Carlin) are closed to recreational and hunting traffic.

Verify Deer Licenses, Gratis Applicants Apply Early in North Dakota

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department urges deer hunters to find their license and check it for accuracy.

In addition, landowners interested in applying for a gratis license are encouraged to submit the application early. It is not possible to process the application the same day; applications are processed in the order received and the license will be mailed out the next day.

Deer, Elk, & Waterfowl Seminars on Tap in Denver, Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will host three introductory seminars in late September and early October to introduce new hunters to deer, elk and waterfowl hunting.  Each seminar will cover the fundamentals of habits and habitat of the species, hunting tactics and techniques, and provide a foundation for a lifetime of hunting memories and experiences.  Join the sportsmen who protect our national heritage and conserve our wildlife for future generations!

Arizona Deer and Elk Hunters Can Assist in Monitoring for Wildlife Disease

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is requesting deer and elk hunters’ continued vigilance in monitoring for chronic wasting disease (CWD) by allowing biological samples of the animals’ lymph nodes to be collected for testing.

CWD has not yet been found in Arizona through regular annual testing since 1998. However, it is present in the neighboring states of Utah, Colorado and New Mexico. CWD is fatal to deer and elk; however, there is no evidence that it poses a risk to humans.

North Dakota Game and Fish Encourages Hunters to Donate Deer

With the special antlerless deer season in southwestern North Dakota opening Sept. 23, the North Dakota Game and Fish Department is encouraging deer hunters to consider donating a deer to the Sportsman Against Hunger program.

SAH is a charitable program that raises money for processing of donated deer, and coordinates distribution of ground venison to food pantries in North Dakota. It is administered by the North Dakota Community Action Partnership, a nonprofit agency that serves low-income families across the state.

South Dakota Big Game Licenses Still Available

The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks Department is in the process of completing big game license lottery drawings for the 2011 hunting seasons, and licenses are still available for purchase.

The first drawing for the East River Deer season is now complete and applications are being accepted, both online and through the mail, for the second drawing.

High-Quality Hunts Announced in Meeker, Colorado

Colorado Parks and Wildlife, in cooperation with two local landowners, is offering big-game hunters  an opportunity to apply for a limited number of high-quality elk and mule deer hunts on private ranch land in the Meeker area.

A total of 27 hunts will be available to hunters who have already drawn limited deer and elk licenses for Game Management Unit 23 for the coming big-game seasons. Hunters who are interested in applying for these hunts must do so in writing by October 3.

Montana Glendive Deer Management Archery Hunt

An archery only management season hunt has been enacted for the area in and adjacent to the town of Glendive, Montana. The City of Glendive has requested additional antlerless mule deer licenses be made available five per hunter and valid from the start of the archery season, September 3, 2011 until the end of the big game season, November 27, 2011in an effort to reduce the number of mule deer in and immediately adjacent to town.