Latest Hunting News

Big Piney and Chimney Butte Hunts
Elk hunters with limited quota licenses in hunt areas 94 and 98 are eligible to sign up for the Big Piney or Chimney Butte hunter management areas and extend their hunting season for antlerless elk to Jan. 31. Only 100 permits (first come, first served) will be issued in Pinedale on November 12th from 8 AM to Noon, so arrive early if you meet the criteria.
CWD Risk Halts Elk Reintroduction
The Missouri Conservation Commission has halted elk reintroduction efforts to safe guard the states deer population. The commission members feared that transplanting elk from the western U.S. may cause chronic wasting disease (CWD) to migrate to Missouri's deer herds. CWD has been found in elk and deer herds across the western U.S. but not in Missouri's populations.
Hunters Encouraged to Harvest Does
Oklahoma's deer herd continues to grow and biologists with the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation believe the only way to manage for a healthier, balanced herd is to harvest more antlerless deer.
Annual Young Sportsman's Deer Hunt
Tennessee's annual Young Sportsman's Deer Hunt will be November 3-4 this year. The hunt is open to youths 10 through 16 years of age. Each youth must be accompanied by a nonhunting adult who does not need a license, but both hunter and adult must wear 500 square inches of fluorescent orange. Participating young hunters are required to carry proof of successful completion of a Hunter Education course. Adults who accompany must be close enough to take immediate control of the hunting device (gun or bow). The bag limit is one deer either-sex. Antlered deer taken on this hunt count toward the statewide limit on antlered deer. Antlered deer are defined as deer with antlers 3 inches long or longer.
Learn About Bears Workshops
School teachers, scout leaders and anyone who teaches young people are invited to attend one of four Bear Educator's Workshops offered by the Division of Wildlife Resources in the Salt Lake Valley.
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Deer Hunters Cautioned to Avoid Diseased Deer
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) has re-released a September 5, 2001 news article cautioning hunters to be alert to signs of anthrax in their harvested deer. If hunters happen upon a dead or harvested deer that has a swollen neck, open sores/lessions, or bleeding from the nose/anus they should leave the carcass and report the location to the DNR. Given the recent anthrax events across the U.S. it is important to note that occasional anthrax outbreaks in deer populations are normal.
Early Black Bear Hunting Season
Licensed hunters brought 98 black bears to MassWildlife check stations during the early season which ran from September 4 through September 22. Seventy-six bears were tagged during the same season last year. The largest bear reported weighed 345 pounds field dressed and was taken in Westfield. MassWildlife?s Western District office in Pittsfield checked 50 bears, the Connecticut Valley District in Belchertown checked 18, Bitzer Trout Hatchery in Montague checked 29 and the Central District office checked one. The season was open in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester counties.
Wyoming's Top 10 Hunting Violations
The Wyoming Game and Fish Department wants to help you avoid common hunting mistakes that typically get hunters in hot water. They have posted their top 10 most common violations. Most of these should be well know like "Wanton Destruction..." but the exact rules for "Shooting From a Public Road..." may not be; check them out before heading out this season.
Archery Season Opens October 6
Approximately 155,000 bowhunters are expected to participate in the statewide archery deer hunting season that opens October 6, according to wildlife experts with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR).