Hunting News

The Future’s So Bright . . .

The Future’s So Bright . . .

By Ken Piper

4-H kids light up the Buckmasters Top Bow range to crown two champions. There’s more than one world champion crowned at the Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship, and while there might not be a big paycheck that goes along with their titles, the winners of the Buckmasters 4-H Invitational are no less deserving of the accolades. More t... READ MORE

Sixth Time’s the Charm

Sixth Time’s the Charm

By Ken Piper

Goza comes from elimination bracket to claim 2018 Top Bow title. The more things change, the more they stay the same, and that was certainly true of the 2018 Buckmasters Top Bow Indoor World Championship archery tournament that wrapped up the Buckmasters Expo in Montgomery, Ala., on Sunday. A completely revamped double-elimination format added even... READ MORE

Mentored deer hunt available to first time youth hunters

Mentored deer hunt available to first time youth hunters

By South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks

Ten first-time deer hunters will be able to participate in a mentored youth deer hunt Sept. 22-23 at the Snake Den Lodge in Presho The Lyman and Jones County Pheasants Forever chapters in partnership with Game, Fish and Parks are offering a free event to first-time youth deer hunters between the ages of 10 and 15. The youth hunters must be accompan... READ MORE

Private property deer archery applications close Aug. 24

Private property deer archery applications close Aug. 24

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Applications are now being accepted for archery deer hunting on private land in October through the Illinois Recreational Access Program (IRAP). The application deadline is Aug. 24. Hunters can choose one of two time periods to hunt, Oct. 1-15 or Oct. 16-31. The program has more than 18,500 acres of private land leased for public access, with more ... READ MORE

Strict guidelines for deer, elk harvested out-of-state

Strict guidelines for deer, elk harvested out-of-state

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Parts of elk and deer that contain brain or nervous system tissue and were harvested in states where chronic wasting disease (CWD) has been confirmed cannot be legally imported into South Carolina. South Carolinians planning out-of-state trips to hunt big game this fall should be aware of restrictions on importing deer and elk parts into the Palmet... READ MORE

Antlerless deer licenses applications due Aug. 15

Antlerless deer licenses applications due Aug. 15

By Michigan Department of Natural Resources

Michigan’s antlerless deer license application period runs through Aug. 15. Some areas of the state have a limited number of antlerless deer license applications available, making applying for some deer management units important for some hunters. Hunters are also advised to be prepared because private-land applications require a landowner ph... READ MORE

Deer licenses available now, Sept. 6 deadline for antlerless permits

Deer licenses available now, Sept. 6 deadline for antlerless permits

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Additional deer hunting opportunities will be available this fall as deer numbers continue to rebound, and many areas have populations at or above goal levels. There are also more deer permit areas where hunters can use bonus permits to harvest more than one deer, and fewer areas where hunters need to apply in a lottery to shoot an antlerless deer.... READ MORE

Deer, turkey permit applications due

Deer, turkey permit applications due

By Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois Firearm Deer Permits applications will be accepted until Aug. 17 for the third lottery drawing for 2018 Illinois firearm and muzzleloader deer permits. For additional details, check the IDNR website. Resident Archery combination and antlerless-only archery deer permits will be available over-the-counter from DNR direct license and permit ... READ MORE

New early-season opportunities available to youth deer hunters

New early-season opportunities available to youth deer hunters

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

New Special pre-season Youth Days established in 2018 by the South Carolina General Assembly will provide youth hunters 17 years old and younger the opportunity to harvest a white-tailed deer the Saturday before the start of the regular season in each game zone in South Carolina. This special opportunity is for youth 17 years old and younger, and ... READ MORE

Yamaha Grants and Scholarships

Yamaha Grants and Scholarships

By Yamaha Motor Corp., USA

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards $120,000. KENNESAW, Ga., August 1, 2018 – Yamaha Motor Corp., USA, today announces the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) awarded more than $120,000 in funds and equipment to eight grant and scholarship recipients from applications submitted in the fourth quarter of 2017 and first quarter of 2018. T... READ MORE

Deer hunters will have more opportunities this fall

Deer hunters will have more opportunities this fall

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Additional deer hunting opportunities will be available this fall because numbers continue to rebound across the state and now many areas have populations at or above goal levels. Licenses are available as of Aug. 1, with Sept. 6 the deadline to apply for antlerless permits. “Deer populations have responded well to favorable winter weather an... READ MORE

Squirrel season a great introduction for new hunters

Squirrel season a great introduction for new hunters

By Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

Small game, particularly squirrel, is a great way to introduce youth or novices to hunting. Skills, equipment and licensing are more basic than other types of hunting. “A hand-me-down .22 rifle or smaller gauge shotgun and almost any hardwood stand of trees can offer a successful endeavor for a new hunter,” according to Hunter Education... READ MORE

Any-deer permit lottery applications now online

Any-deer permit lottery applications now online

By Maine Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife

For the 2018-19 deer season, a total 84,745 any-deer permits are proposed for 22 of Maine’s 29 wildlife management districts across the state, an increase of 28 percent. Last year, there were 66,050 permits available to hunters. It is free to apply for the any-deer permit lottery, and online applications are due by 11:59 P.M. on Aug. 15. To ... READ MORE

New statewide deer plan aims to increase transparency

New statewide deer plan aims to increase transparency

By Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

The new statewide deer plan, just released, sets new goals and priorities, increases formal opportunities for citizens to influence deer decisions, and aims for a disease-free deer population. The plan reflects a two-year planning effort that involved statewide meetings and hundreds of in-depth conversations with citizens and stakeholders. It inclu... READ MORE

Deer tags are in the mail

Deer tags are in the mail

By South Carolina Department of Natural Resources

Deer tags for the 2018 season have begun arriving in the mailboxes of South Carolina’s deer hunters. Department of Natural Resources staff are asking current license-holders who expecting a base set of tags by mail to be patient and not call or email requesting their tag status before Aug. 3. With over 150,000 sets of tags going out during a... READ MORE

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