Pronghorn Antelope Hunting News

Arizona Public Meetings to Gather Input on Elk and Pronghorn Hunt Recommendations

The Arizona Game and Fish Department will host three public meetings in October to meet with constituents about developing the hunt recommendations for 2012 elk, pronghorn antelope, and population management hunts.

Three regions will provide details about elk and pronghorn antelope populations within their jurisdiction. Constituents interested in a particular Game Management Unit can attend the public meeting in that region to discuss the management direction.

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.

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Adopts Proposed Rule Changes

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission at a meeting August 24 adopted a proposed change to the Landowner Appreciation Program, changes to wildlife salvage rules and minor changes to a number of other rules.

Landowners in five game management units - 40, 41, 42, 45 and 52 - who meet the conditions of the Landowner Appreciation Program, have been eligible for an allocation of additional tags equal to 25 percent of the number of controlled hunt tags to be issued for deer, elk and pronghorn hunts in those units.

The standard allocation is 10 percent.

Colorado Leftover Tags on Sale August 9th

Thousands of big game hunting licenses that did not sell during the license application and draw process will go on sale to the public at 9 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 9 at wildlife offices and Colorado Parks and Wildlife license retailers statewide.

In addition to the approximately 37,000 elk licenses, 7,300 deer licenses and 7,200 pronghorn licenses that will be available, more than 120 leftover fall turkey licenses will also go on sale to the public that morning.

Montana OTC Deer, Elk and Antelope Tags Available Aug 8th

Hunters can buy over the counter and surplus B licenses (antlerless) deer, elk and antelope beginning Aug. 8.

The availability of over the counter licenses is noted in the 2011 deer, elk and antelope regulations by a statement in green lettering under applicable hunting districts saying "Purchase beginning Aug. 8".

Idaho Controlled Hunt Tag Deadline August 1st

Big game hunters who names were drawn in controlled hunt drawings have to buy their tags by August 1.

Any tags not purchased by that date will be forfeit. After a second drawing, any leftover tags are sold over the counter.

Oregon Youth Hunter Must Wear Orange Starting August 1st

New rules that require youth to wear hunter orange when hunting take effect Aug. 1, 2011.

As of that date, hunters age 17 and under are required to wear a hunter (fluorescent) orange exterior garment or hat when hunting game mammals or upland game birds (except turkey) with any firearm.

North Dakota Pronghorn Population Low, GFD Considers No Season

North Dakota Game and Fish Department biologists recently completed the 2011 pronghorn population survey, which revealed the statewide population is 30 percent lower than last year. Therefore, the Game and Fish Department is recommending the pronghorn hunting season remain closed in 2011.

Nebraska Leftover Tags on Sale July 11

Remaining big game hunting permits may be purchased beginning July 11 at 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission.

Residents, nonresidents and eligible landowners may purchase deer and pronghorn antelope permits, and residents and eligible landowners may purchase elk permits.

Nevada Leftover Big Game Tags Available
As many hunters already know, the Nevada Department of Wildlife has posted Nevada's big game tag draw results on their website. Official results and tags were mailed to addresses on record by June 13.