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Wyoming uploaded their 2022 Hunt Planner.
Here is the link-

Colorado should be uploading theirs soon as well, and I'll post when it is up.
 

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Colorado is up and running with the 2022 Regulations and Changes for Big Game.....



The Brochures are available now-

 
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Reminder- New Mexico Due dates coming up in a few weeks along with Wyoming Moose today,
 

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Some due dates approaching at the end of the month.

Here is a new addition-

Virginia will hold it's 1st Elk hunt this fall. Application due date is March 30, 2022.

Looks like 5 Bull Tags will be available and Non-Residents can apply

See Links below for further information.

Virginia Elk Hunt Lottery | Virginia DWR
 

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Reminder on due dates coming in a few days noted above.

Kentucky Elk applications are due April 30th as well, along with several other states-Colorado, Nevada, Montana etc. coming due in April!
 

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Kentucky Elk Applications due in less then 2 weeks- last reminder.

Here is a short video on several hundred Antelope crossing a highway recently in Wyoming....

 

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Thank you for participating in the drawing. Proceeds from elk hunt drawing applications and elk hunt permits directly support elk management, research and public access in Kentucky.
Elk Hunt Drawing
2022 KY Elk Hunt Drawing - Results Announced
Saturday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern)

This email message is being sent to share with you important details about the drawing:
  • Why your applications matter
  • How to view the LIVE video of drawing results on Saturday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern)
  • How to look up results in My Profile accounts at fw.ky.gov
  • Learn about the Loyalty Redraw - Rewarding long-time applicants!
  • Check out Frequently Asked Questions about the drawing
Why your applications matter:
Application fees and hunt permit revenues are used to help support the elk program -- hunting access, management and research to ensure outstanding public opportunities now and in the future. These revenues are also used as state matching funds for obtaining vital federal grants for the elk program and related habitat and public access projects in the elk zone. In addition, for transparency and promoting public trust in the drawing, the department pays a third-party information technology contractor to conduct the random computer drawing, and a separate, independent accounting company to audit the process and certify the results.
THANK YOU for your vital support by participating in the drawing!
RESULTS will be live-streamed Saturday, May 14 at 11:30 a.m. (Eastern) on these pages:
LOYALTY REDRAW - Rewarding long-time applicants!
  • Coming in 2023 (pending legislative approvals)
  • Leftover permits will be awarded each year (typically ~10% go unpurchased)
  • For those who have applied the most consecutive years without being drawn
  • Keep applying to be eligible!
Results will be posted in applicants' My Profile accounts Friday, May 20 by 5:00 p.m. (Eastern) at fw.ky.gov
Learn more about the Elk Hunt Drawing through our Frequently Asked Questions and Elk Hunting.
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Swing and a Miss on the Kentucky Elk Draw here. Not to worry PA draw applications can start being submitted after June 13.

Iowa coming due soon along with Wyoming Deer and Antelope.
 

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Iowa Whitetail applications due soon- June 5.

Wyoming making changes especially for non-residents in the big 5 draw starting next year. Non-Residents will only get a shot at 10% of available licenses instead of 20%.


Several bills passed by the 2022 Wyoming Legislature will be making changes to some Wyoming Game and Fish Department laws and regulations, and by extension, will impact the public too, ranging from how licenses are allocated for trophy game species to penalties for boaters who delay getting the boat inspected for aquatic invasive species.

The resident license allocation will increase next year for five of Wyoming’s most sought-after species: bison, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, moose and grizzly bear if that license becomes available. Residents now get a chance at 90% of the available licenses, and nonresidents will vie for the other 10% of licenses. The bill also made these species’ full-priced licenses a once-in-a-lifetime draw and instituted a 5-year waiting period for ewe/lamb bighorn sheep, cow/calf moose, and wild bison. HB0043 was recommended by the Wyoming Wildlife Taskforce following significant analysis, debate and public comment. This new law does not change hunting license draws this year. The bill goes into effect on July 1; the department has until Jan. 1, 2023 to implement.

Boaters who fail to stop at watercraft check stations to get watercraft inspected for aquatic invasive species will face tougher fines. Effective January 1, 2023, any person who is discovered to have bypassed check stations have 48 hours to get their watercraft inspected for AIS. Boat operators who fail to have their watercraft inspected — after being contacted for not having an inspection — face increased penalties up to a $5,000 fine and may lose Wyoming boating privileges for up to three years.

And as of July 1 this year, there’s another way to support wildlife conservation and access for more places to hunt and fish in Wyoming. People applying for hunting licenses will have the option to donate all or a portion of their refundable license fees to support the Wyoming Wildlife and Natural Resource Trust Income Account, the Game and Fish access account or both. The Game and Fish will continue to provide updates to the public as these changes move through the regulation proposal process.
 

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Nonresident Deer Draw Results Coming Soon
Posted: 03 Jun 2022 07:46 AM PDT
Nonresident Deer Draw Results Coming Soon
For Immediate Release:
June 3, 2022
Contact:
Nadia Marji CMP®, KDWP Chief of Public Affairs
(785) 338-3036
[email protected]
Nonresident Deer Draw Results Coming Soon
PRATT
– Phones at the Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks’ (KDWP) Pratt Operations Office have been ringing with calls from nonresident deer hunters anxious to know if they drew a permit for the 2022-2023 seasons.

Historically, results of KDWP’s nonresident deer draw have been announced the first week of June, but this year applicants can expect results in mid-June at the earliest. KDWP launched a new licensing system on May 1, just days after the April 29 application deadline, pushing the timeline for the nonresident deer draw back a few weeks while customer data is transferred.

”KDWP had another record year of nonresident deer applications,” said Shanda Knapic, Chief of Licensing. “We received almost 30,000 applications from April 1 – 29. We’re aware the anticipation of waiting on draw results can be stressful; however we appreciate your patience with us as we validate the data and confirm the accuracy of the information that was migrated into our new system.”

Once the draw is complete all applicants will receive an email with their results. Applicants who are successful will receive either a printed carcass tag in the mail or an e-tag on the “Go Outdoors” mobile app, depending on which option they chose on the application. Unsuccessful applicants will receive a refund check in the mail.

For more information about the Go Outdoors KS mobile app visit KDWP Mobile Apps. For information about deer season dates, regulations, and more visit Deer.
 

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PA Elk Hunting Applications will start to be accepted when License sales begin on June 13. DUE DATE FOR HAVING YOUR DRAW APPLICATION IN IS JULY 31.

For Information Contact:
Travis Lau
717-705-6541
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HUNTING LICENSES TO GO ON SALE JUNE 13​

The countdown to adventure is on. Pennsylvania’s 2022-23 hunting and trapping seasons are fast approaching, with licenses set to go on sale June 13.

Buying one is key to getting in on some exciting action.
The new license year begins July 1. It is once again big on opportunities, featuring a record number of bull elk tags, as well as seven weeks of archery deer hunting, a firearms deer season that includes the weekend after Thanksgiving, the chance to hunt trophy black bears, more stocked pheasants than anywhere in the Northeast and more.
License prices, meanwhile, remain unchanged, with one notable exception.

This year, for the first time, a discounted hunting license is available to Hunter-Trapper Education instructors. Instructors who are Pennsylvania residents now can purchase a general hunting license for just $1, plus $1.97 in administrative fees.

This discount was made possible by House Bill 1122, sponsored by state Rep. Keith Gillespie and signed into law earlier this year.

Through their volunteer work, Hunter-Trapper Education instructors provide a valuable service, ensuring new hunters have opportunities to join the hunting ranks, and giving them everything they need to make safe, ethical decisions afield, and ultimately achieve success. The Game Commission can’t thank these instructors enough, and the discounted license serves to demonstrate that appreciation.

Otherwise, general hunting licenses and furtaker licenses each cost $20.97 for Pennsylvania residents and $101.97 for nonresidents.

Resident senior hunters and furtakers ages 65 and older can purchase one-year licenses for $13.97, or lifetime licenses for $51.97. For $101.97, resident seniors can purchase lifetime combination licenses that afford them hunting and furtaking privileges.

Like other hunters and trappers, seniors still need to purchase bear licenses to pursue bruins and obtain permits to harvest bobcats, fishers or river otters. Hunters who acquired their senior lifetime licenses after May 13, 2017 are required to obtain an annual pheasant permit to hunt or harvest pheasants.

Hunters once again this coming season may carry digital versions of their licenses in place of paper licenses. License buyers will be emailed a PDF version of their licenses, so long as they provide an email address in their online profile at HuntFishPA. This applies whether they buy licenses online or at an issuing agent. All documents will be emailed, except for harvest tags.

Deer, bear and turkey hunters, and those hunting or trapping in any other season where harvests must be tagged, must continue to carry paper harvest tags afield. No electronic harvest tags are being issued or authorized for use. And all paper licenses and permits that are carried afield must be signed.

Those who plan on hunting big game or bobcats, or trapping bobcats, fishers or otters must plan ahead of time to be sure that they are in possession of their harvest tags prior to hunting or trapping those species. All harvest tags will be mailed to those who purchase their licenses online.

A complete list of licensing requirements can be found at www.pgc.pa.gov.

As for the upcoming seasons, once again this year, additional hunting will be offered on three Sundays: Nov. 13, Nov. 20 and Nov. 27. They’re open for all species that are in season, except turkeys and migratory game birds.
Pennsylvania elk hunters in 2022-23 also have some exciting hunting in front of them. A total of 178 licenses are available. That’s down a bit from the previous year’s 187, but includes a record 60 bull tags, spread out across three seasons.

The archery-only elk season which runs from Sept. 10-24, offers 14 antlered and 15 antlerless licenses; the one-week general season set for Oct. 31-Nov. 5 offers 31 antlered and 70 antlerless licenses; and the late season that runs from Dec. 31-Jan. 7 offers 15 antlered and 33 antlerless licenses.

Licenses are awarded by lottery. License applications can be submitted online or at any license issuing agent. A separate application, costing $11.97, is needed for each season. Hunters wishing to apply for all three pay $35.91. In each drawing, season-specific bonus points are awarded to those who aren’t drawn.
The deadline to apply for an elk license is July 31.


Many hunters who regularly buy their licenses as soon as sales begin are motivated by securing a Deer Management Assistance Program (DMAP) permit, which are available in limited numbers and enable holders to harvest antlerless deer in any established deer season.

Buying early also helps ensure hunters won’t miss their opportunity to apply for an antlerless deer license.
A resident Pennsylvanian who buys their 2022-23 hunting license is eligible to apply for an antlerless deer license July 11. Nonresidents can apply July 18. And a second round in which a hunter can receive a second antlerless deer license begins Aug. 1 for Wildlife Management Units (WMUs) where licenses remain. And if licenses still remain, a third round begins Aug. 15. Over-the-counter sales begin Sept. 12 in all WMUs where licenses remain.

Hunters statewide now can hold up to six unfilled antlerless deer licenses.
A total of 948,000 antlerless deer licenses are available, up from 925,000 last year. And the continuation of concurrent hunting for antlered and antlerless deer during the duration of the firearms deer season gives hunters in much of the state additional time to fill their tags.

New this year, starting in November hunters can also get Agricultural Deer Permits, previously known as “red tag” permits, through the online licensing system. Cost of the permits is $1.97, which covers administrative fees associated with the license system.

Further details are outlined in the Hunting & Trapping Digest.
Hunting licenses can be purchased online at https://huntfish.pa.gov. Just create an account or log into one you previously created to purchase all the licenses you need. A map to locate a license issuing agent near you can be found on the Licenses and Permits page at www.pgc.pa.gov.
 

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$30 for a Chance to Win a Bucket-List Yukon Moose Hunt
By: Jason Berger, Director of Outdoor Adventures

This is definitely what big-game hunters dream about. Big-antlered bull moose in the wilderness of Canada’s Yukon Territory. For most people, if not all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list type of hunt and you can win it with a $30 sweepstakes ticket.

Yukon moose is an elite big-game species and this is an opportunity to hunt the gorgeous and remote Yukon wilderness with an experienced, dedicated outfitter. Simply put, this hunt, valued at more than $25,000, is as good as it gets when it comes to wilderness moose hunting. Grab your tickets for only $30 each—you can purchase up to 10 tickets.



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Yukon Moose? Chance for $30.00 for a guided hunt-

$30 for a Chance to Win a Bucket-List Yukon Moose Hunt
byJason Berger
| June 29, 2022
Species: Alaska Yukon Moose
Location: Yukon


This is definitely what big-game hunters dream about. Big-antlered bull moose in the wilderness of Canada’s Yukon Territory. For most people, if not all, this is a once-in-a-lifetime bucket-list type of hunt and you can win it with a $30 sweepstakes ticket.

Yukon moose is an elite big-game species and this is an opportunity to hunt the gorgeous and remote Yukon wilderness with an experienced, dedicated outfitter. Simply put, this hunt, valued at more than $25,000, is as good as it gets when it comes to wilderness moose hunting.

Let’s start with location. The area, which encompasses more than 3,500 square miles, is a proven moose area traditionally providing extremely high shot opportunities, and trophy quality is exceptional, with a lot of odd genetics that produce the occasional eye-catching drop-tine bull.

You’ll be targeting bulls in the high 50-inch to 60-inch-plus range and before you say you want a 70-incher, let me explain. A lot of these bulls are massive, with heavy antlers that grow more up than out, and with a lot of points. A trophy is in the eye of the beholder, and a lot of these heavy-horned bulls may not have the width of an Alaska Yukon moose but they sure have the mass, palmation, and points, plus impressive height.

As I said, a trophy is in the eye of the beholder and I know a lot of beholders who say the moose taken in this area are certainly trophies. There’s a bunch of them who’ve been on this hunt who will back me on this.

Now, let’s talk about the hunt. It’s a turn-key, professionally-outfitted hunt in a ruggedly beautiful region of mountains, pristine lakes, and mile after mile of fresh-running mountain streams. You’ll be fully guided by experienced guides on horseback, possibly by backpack, depending on the hunt location, meaning the outfitter is going to do everything he can to get you to where the moose are, and are are most active. You may be staying in a cabin on the lake/river system, or you may be staying in a tent camp, a comfortable camp, in an even more remote area. It’s up to the moose.
The 10-day rifle hunt takes place during the rut, so expect spot-and-stalk hunting, and calling to lure a bull within range. It’s exciting, and that’s an understatement.

The outfitter takes only a limited number of hunters each year, which helps keep trophy quality, and hunter success, high. Expect the outfitter and guides to be over the top to make sure you have a memorable experience. And, each year, they are cutting trails to open areas that haven’t been hunted, just to give you an idea of the vastness of this wilderness area.

Another thing I should tell you. On this hunt, you’ll need to understand you are on Yukon time once you enter the bush, the backcountry. The weather will determine your hunting schedule, and the moose will determine where you hunt. Things can and do change in the wilderness. Just remember: Yukon time.

The hunt, valued at $25,725, takes place from September 27 through October 6, 2023. Not included is travel to the Yukon, a charter flight into the wilderness, license, and gratuity. We can go through all that when you win. For now, get your entries in. The sweepstakes ends August 31, 2022, at exactly 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time.

Tickets are $30 each and you can purchase up to 10 tickets. And here’s the kicker. Each dollar you spend on tickets you get back as a Bonus Buck. For instance, if you purchase five $30 tickets for $150, you’ll receive $150 in Bonus Bucks which can be cashed in on your next WTA trip or applied to your TAGS portfolio. There’s a maximum of 600 Bonus Bucks that can be applied to any WTA trip or TAGS portfolio. Also, the Bonus Bucks are valid until December 31, 2022.


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