Guided or DIY

Idaho DIY Hilleberg SouloI wrote an article a last month titled “Western Lottery Draw Planning” on how to set yourself up for the state’s lottery. Now that the draw game is winding down, it’s time to decide which route you’re going to take with your tag in hand! Will you hire an outfitter or take the hard route and plan yourself a D.I.Y. (Do It Yourself) hunt? [Read more…]

Western Big Game Lottery Planning

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Much like any event you would like to do, you need to plan, plan, plan if you want the experience t very enjoyable. Some of these plans may be short-term 3-5 years, while others may be for 15-20 years especially when it comes to sheep, goat or moose.

Like the old saying goes, “You can’t win, if you don’t enter!” You must enter the drawings that you can afford, every year.

I would recommend these few points to note in your plans: [Read more…]

Outdoor Life Offers 3 Gifts for Outdoor Enthusiasts on Your List

Outdoor Life Hunting and Gathering Survival ManualEmbark on the ultimate safari. Hunt like a caveman. Pack only essential gear. The latest manuals from Outdoor Life have arrived.

These titles are in stores now, and review copies are available upon request.

How to Hunt Everything
Expert advice, breathtaking field-photography and riveting campfire tales make How to Hunt Everything a must-have for hunters of every skill level.

Species by species guide. Get expert hints on stalking and shooting 60 of the world’s most challenging and coveted species from Cape buffalo to caribou to Russian bears. [Read more…]

Remember to donate to Hunters for the Hungry

hunters for the hungryHunters – Remember to donate to Hunters for the Hungry when you purchase your hunting licenses this season.

The traditional $2 donation check-off option has been changed to allow you to donate any amount. Many sportsmen and hunt clubs are recommending at least $5. With all the news about the poor economy many of our neighbors are experiencing hard times. [Read more…]

New ALASKA Bowhunter Education Certification Requirement

Alaska Board of GameThe Alaska Board of Game recently passed a regulation stating that, “Bowhunters in hunts restricted to archery only must carry their IBEP or equivalent department approved certification card on them while archery hunting in the field, and must show their card to peace officers and department employees upon request. Beginning July 1, 2016, all big game hunters using archery will be required to have successfully completed a department approved certification course. Currently, this is required if the hunt is restricted to archery only.” [Read more…]

NRA Basic Pistol Course

NRA Basic Pistol Shooting CourseThe Loudoun County Chapter of the Izaak Walton League of America is offering a NRA Basic Pistol Course!



WHEN: Saturday, August 2nd 7:30am until approx 8:30pm

WHERE: Loudoun County Izaak Walton League
19237 Mountain Spring Ln., Leesburg, VA [Read more…]

Vermont Moose Hunting Applications Are Available

Vermont moose Vermont moose hunting permit applications are now available on the Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department’s website ( Printed applications will be available from Vermont license agents in early May.

The 285 regular moose season permits to be issued this year represent a 20 percent decrease from the 355 permits issued last year. Hunters are expected to harvest close to 150 moose during the regular season hunt which starts October 18 and ends October 23. [Read more…]

Big Game application workshop to be held in Springfield

Colorado Parks and WildlifeSPRINGFIELD, Colo. – Looking to hunt in Colorado this year but not sure which GMU to apply for? Not sure what a GMU is? No problem. Colorado Parks and Wildlife District Wildlife Managers will help decode the hunt codes at a big game application workshop.

District Wildlife Managers Mike Brown and Aaron Bartleson will cover the upcoming big game license application process, assist participants in applying for big game licenses and share some tips and techniques regarding the annual big game license drawing. [Read more…]

Hunting on Sundays in VA Law Effective July 1, 2014

Virginia Dept of Game & Inland FisheriesOn March 5, 2014, Governor Terry McAuliffe signed into law Hunting on Sundays. The new law allows hunting on Sundays under certain circumstances. A person may hunt waterfowl, subject to restrictions imposed by the Director of the Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and a landowner and his immediate family or a person with written permission from the landowner may hunt or kill any wild bird or wild animal, including nuisance species, on the landowner’s property. However, the aforementioned hunting activities cannot occur within 200 yards of a house of worship and prohibits the hunting of deer or bear with a gun, firearm, or other weapon with the aid or assistance of dogs on Sunday. [Read more…]

2014 Hunting and Fishing Licenses Now for Sale in Montana

Montana’s new 2014 hunting and fishing year begins March 1. Licenses are now on sale along with applications for resident and nonresident buck deer and either-sex elk hunting permits. [Read more…]