South Dakota Antelope Season Deadline Approaching

South Dakota AntelopeThe application deadline for the 2015 Prairie Antelope and Custer State Park Antelope is quickly approaching.

The paper application deadline for the Prairie Antelope and Custer State Park Antelope Seasons is August 14 and online applications must be submitted by 8 a.m. CDT, August 19.

There is no deadline for the unlimited Archery Antelope Season.

To apply for these seasons electronically, click here.

WY Self Guided Archery Antelope Hunt

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The following Self-guided archery antelope is available at a discount! There are a couple options on this hunt, so pay close attention:

6 day archery antelope only (crossbows are legal)
Exclusive access to a 3000 acre ranch near Newcastle, Wy
Property orientation by the owners
One buck antelope
Add a doe antelope for only $100! [Read more…]

2011 Archery Antelope Lease Available

ATTENTION ARCHERY ANTELOPE HUNTERS!

Kieth has an 3000 acre Eastern WY lease available for the 2011 Archery Season.  The past two years I have had 100% shooting opportunities with 75% true success!

The terrain is a combination of open prairie grass, hayfields, and timber pockets.  Motel lodging is available nearby (15 minute drive).

The hunt includes the following:

6 full days of hunting
Exclusive access (no one else will be hunting)
Property orientation

Hunt cost: $800 per hunter plus tag.

This is a great place for 2-3 archery buddies to come and enjoy a PRIVATE LAND HUNT! Available dates are Sept. 10-30th.  The photo above was taken of an archery kill on this ranch in 2009.

Call Keith ASAP if you are interested!

Keith Hartman
Adventures West Recreation/Archery Only Consultants
P.O. Box 2675
Paso Robles, CA 93447
805-674-1623
www.adventureswestrecreation.com

http://www.archeryonlyconsultants.com/

Meeting to Focus on Pronghorn

DENVER, Colo. The Colorado Division of Wildlife (DOW) will hold a public meeting to gather input on the pronghorn herd in Park County. Pronghorn population and composition objectives and any other issues of concern regarding pronghorn management in Game Management Units (GMUs) 49, 50, 500, 501, 57, 58, 581, and 511 will be discussed. The Hartsel meeting will be held at 7:00 p.m., July 15 at the Hartsel Community Center, 86 Valley Ave, Hartsel.

The DOW is eager to gather input from landowners, outdoor enthusiasts, and hunters to help us gauge the appropriate population and male-to-female ratio objectives for a ten-year management plan, said DOW biologist Heather Halbritter.  Wildlife belongs to all of the public and we’d like everyone to have a say.

To submit comments about the South Park pronghorn herd, please contact Heather Halbritter at 303-291-7367 or email her at Heather.Halbritter@state.co.us

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to:
http://wildlife.state.co.us

Pronghorn Released In Gunnison Basin

 

GUNNISON, Colo. – The Colorado Division of Wildlife released 62 pronghorn in the Gunnison Basin on Feb. 26 to supplement the population in that area. The release area was about 20 miles southeast of the town of Gunnison.

The animals were trapped earlier in the day on private property in an area northeast of Pueblo where there are an abundance of pronghorn. Hunting is not allowed in that area and the number of pronghorn is over the population management objective set by the DOW. Relocating animals is an established wildlife management technique that is used nationwide.

“It was a win-win situation,” said Brian Dreher, terrestrial biologist with the DOW in the Colorado Springs area. “Gunnison needed some pronghorn to bolster their herds and this area near Pueblo had plenty to spare.”

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CHICO BASIN OFFERS PRONGHORN HUNT FOR YOUTH WITH UNFILLED TAGS

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The Chico Basin Ranch and the Colorado Division of Wildlife have collaborated to offer late season youth pronghorn hunters a unique hunting opportunity during the December pronghorn doe season.

Youth hunters who have an unfilled pronghorn tag from an earlier season are eligible to apply for one of a few limited opportunities to hunt this private ranch.

Chico Basin Ranch is an 87,000-acre property located southeast of Colorado Springs near Hanover in GMU 123.

The ranch will provide a limited number of access permits.

Youth hunters must be accompanied by an adult during the entire hunt.

The late youth-pronghorn second-opportunity hunt is only available to youth hunters with unfilled doe or either-sex pronghorn licenses from earlier seasons.  Youth with unfilled pronghorn buck licenses are not eligible.

Young hunters, age 12-17, with unfilled doe licenses are automatically eligible for a second chance hunt.  Youth hunters with an unfilled either-sex pronghorn licenses must bring their license to a DOW office and get it converted to a doe license before hunting again in December.

The late pronghorn season dates are Dec 5-9.

Interested youth hunters should contact Jonathan Tullar at 719-683-7960 or email at Jonathan@ChicoBasinRanch.com no later than Nov. 23.  Available slots will be filled on a first come, first serve basis.

For a more detailed description of the ranch, you may visit their website at www.chicobasinranch.com

For more information about other late youth pronghorn opportunities, contact your local Division of Wildlife Office.

For more information about Division of Wildlife go to: http://wildlife.state.co.us.


Hunters Urged to File Harvest Reports Early

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Many general deer seasons ended October 31, and hunters can save themselves some hassle and save Fish and Game expenses by filing mandatory harvest reports early.

All deer, elk and antelope hunters must complete and submit a report for each tag issued within 10 days of harvest or within 10 days of the close of the season for which their tag was valid.

The easiest way is to submit the harvest report card online at http://fishandgame.idaho.gov, and click on the red “Harvest Reports” logo below the photo. Or go to https://www.idaho-hunt.com and use your hunting license or tag number and the first four letters of your last name.

Submitting online is the surest way to have hunt information included and the only way to get confirmation that the report was received.

Reports also may be mailed to: Idaho Fish and Game, Hunter Harvest Reports, P.O. Box 70007, Boise, ID 83707-0107 or called in toll-free at 1-877-268-9365 or faxed to 775-423-0799.

Montana Antelope

Mark SeacatIn this Live Hunt update, Mark Seacat of Mystery Ranch, provides us with some great insight into his recent trip to eastern Montana.  This seems to be an annual family hunting trip to chase the speed goats.

Read the story and look at the pictures here!

Don’t forget to leave a comment for Mark!

2009 Antelope Season Update

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While numbers remain robust in much of northeastern and eastern Montana—FWP Regions 6 and 7— the hard winter of 2008-09 clearly took a toll on animals in some areas.   Consequently, antelope numbers statewide are largely at or below those seen over past few years.

“Antelope hunting will be something less than what we’ve been used to in some areas,” said Quentin Kujala, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks wildlife management section supervisor. “Numbers are still strong in much of eastern Montana and have in fact increased in specific portions of southwest Montana, but hunters will likely see decreased numbers in a large portion of central Montana—portions of FWP’s Region 4 and 5.

In FWP Region 5 in the Billings area, n o new instances of viral blue tongue infection have been found as they were in 2007, but in hunting districts 513, 530, 540 and 550, fawn recruitment and total numbers have yet to rebound. In other areas of FWP Region 5 antelope numbers have increased and the hunting outlook is good.

In FWP Region 4 hunters can expect very good hunting opportunities to the north, but region wide not the exceptional circumstances in recent years. Antelope numbers are returning to average in contrast to the very high numbers seen in recent years.

Kujala said many archery antelope hunters are already afield with a 900 series license to archery hunt antelope in any hunting district starting with a 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7. The 900-series season runs until Nov. 9.

Montana’s antelope archery season is Sept. 5—Oct. 10 and the general rifle season for antelope is Oct. 11—Nov. 8.

Antelope hunters must apply in advance for licenses.

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Changes to Colorado Big Game Structure

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By DAVE BUCHANAN/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel

Saturday, September 12, 2009

The Colorado Wildlife Commission on Thursday adopted the season structure for the 2010-2014 hunting seasons and, except for a few notable changes, left the existing structure pretty much alone.

Colorado again will have four big-game rifle seasons, starting with an elk-only first season, followed by two deer and elk combined seasons, with a final limited deer and elk wrap-up.

Nothing was done in regard to a proposal to swap archery and blackpowder rifle seasons.

The commission adopted what’s being called a hybrid preference point draw. There are several premier elk units, such as 1, 201 and 10, where it takes nearly two decades of preference points to draw a license.

Which means, of course, that even if you started accruing points in the past decade, you’ll never catch up, as the point totals mount each year.

Starting next year, though, every hunter with five or more preference points can enter into an auxiliary random draw, where 20 percent of the licenses will be set aside for any unit requiring 10 or more points to draw.

This includes deer, elk, pronghorn and bear units statewide.

For those hunters not expecting to draw but willing to gamble their first license choice, this opens an interesting realm of possibilities.

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