Latest Hunting News

Biologists Forecast Hunting Prospects
Timely rainfall coupled with adequate habitat conditions earlier this year should make for above-average hunting across much of Texas this fall, state wildlife biologists are predicting.
Black Bear Hunters Must Keep Meat
Montana regulations prohibit hunters from allowing the meat from bears they harvest to become unfit for human consumption. Like the meat from elk, deer and most other big game animals, bear meat cannot be wasted, thrown away or left in the field. A hunter is also prohibited from abandoning in the field the head or hide of a harvested black bear.
Tickets For Trash
The Colorado Wildlife Commission (CWC) has approved an emergency regulation that allows fining/ticketing homeowners and businesses that continually leave trash accessible to bears. This does not directly affect hunters in Colorado, but could affect businesses in Colorado bear country, such as guides and outfitters. According to the CWC the regulation is intended to go after individuals who repeatedly 'bait' bears with trash or bird seed.
Youth Outdoor Expo September 23
The 5th annual Youth Outdoor Expo and Family Field Day Event will be held on Sunday, September 23 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM on the grounds of the Hamilton Rod and Gun Club in Sturbridge. Sponsored by the Club, MassWildlife, the Environmental Police, New England Native American Institute and FAWNS (Facts About Wildlife and Nature Society), the Expo features a full day of fun with outdoor skills, nature, art and animals. Admission is FREE. Food for everyone under age 17 is FREE. Kids will receive a goodie bag and participate in a youth raffle, FREE. Supervision is provided for all hands-on activities including archery, drawing and painting, target shooting, fishing skills, building a bat house, and more! An authentic New England Pioneer Encampment, complete with supervised, hands-on, tomahawk throw and a Native American Pow Wow will be featured. Demonstrations will be conducted with live birds of prey, snakes and turtles and working dogs. No advanced registration required. Register on site the morning of the event.
Governor Declares National Hunting and Fishing Day
Each day, 71 million Americans are working to conserve and improve our natural resources. They are America's hunters and anglers. Governor Roy Barnes recently signed a proclamation endorsing Saturday, Sept. 22 as National Hunting & Fishing (NHF) Day in Georgia. This year marks the 30th annual observance of this special day and plans are underway for a nationwide celebration. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Wildlife Resources Division (WRD) has over 30 activities, including kids fishing events, sight-in days at shooting ranges and hunting/fishing demonstrations, planned across the state and encourages everyone who loves the outdoors to attend one - and be sure to bring a friend!
Deer Hunter Guilty of Assault
An Onaway resident held in the Cheboygan County Jail now awaits sentencing, after being found guilty of assaulting a Michigan Conservation Officer last November.
Moose Population Information
Colorado's moose reintroduction effort began in 1978 and has driven the statewide population to over 1,000. Despite being introduced in just a few areas the animals have spread throughout the state. The Colorado Division of Wildlife offers a few tips to help hunters avoid killing a moose by accident.
Mountain Lions/Bears Invade
According to DNR wildlife biologists, the reports of black bears, bobcats, wolves and even mountain lions, have increased dramatically during the past several years. Although reminiscent of the 1800s pioneer era, the sightings of such fearsome predators in Iowa is not an aberration, but merely reflects what is already occurring in bordering states.
Special Youth Deer Season
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources encourages all young hunters age 12-16 to participate in the special youth firearm deer season scheduled statewide Sept. 22-23. A properly licensed youth is allowed to take one deer.
Three Poachers Earn Jail Time and Fines
The Carbon County Sheriff's Department recently closed the book on a poaching case that required over one year of investigation. Two Wyoming men and one Wisconsin man were sentenced to jail time of at least two weeks each, fines of up to $10,000, loss of equipment, and loss of hunting rights. The trio were convicted of killing at least eleven big game animals out of season. Charges are pending on a fourth individual as a result of the investigation.