Each year the department makes recommendations to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission regarding the management of game species, which establish the seasons, dates, bag limits, open areas, and hunt permit-tag allocations based on the framework of the hunt guidelines set by the commission every two years.
Antlerless whitetails remain legal game for youths ages 12-15 (and some qualifying 11-year- olds). Mule deer are buck-only for the entire season. As of Sunday 3, a total of 13 wolves have been taken by hunters in Northwest Montana Region One, compared to 18 at this time last year.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Access Yes! program compensates landowners for providing sportsmen access to private land and for making public acres more accessible through private land. As of Oct. 8, Fish and Game reported having 92 active Access Yes! lease agreements opening 385,028 private and 502,615 public acres across the state. Within the Magic Valley, 32 lease agreements opened 149,758 private and 262,140 public acres,…
Ashland sits on the edge of the largest block of public land in southeastern Montana, making it a magnet for many hunters. But similar-sized communities’ cafes, gas stations and grocery stores will also benefit from the estimated $204.5 million that deer and elk hunters will spend on everything from ammunition to candy bars. Add in other hunters — from archers to those pursuing antelope — and the figure rises to an estimated $288 million.
Wildlife officials caution motorists that collisions with wildlife can result in injuries and death, not only to the wild animal but to humans as well. They advise that reducing speed, following nighttime speed limits in migration corridors and being alert to their surroundings protects people as well as Colorado’s wildlife.
Deer hunters can learn the approximate age of the deer they harvest this season by submitting photographs of the animal’s jaw bones to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.