Hunters: Be on the Lookout for DGIF’s Research Bears

Radio-collar bear research projectFor the first time in over a decade, Department of Game and Inland Fisheries (DGIF) biologists are radio-collaring adult female bears in Virginia. [Read more…]

Didn’t draw a tag? Here’s Your Black Bear Hunt!

Black BearThis is for a 2015 New Mexico Black Bear Hunt

If you’ve done it before, or never done it at all, hunting bears with hounds is a hunt that everyone needs to experience. This action packed hunt takes place on private and public land. This hunt is done by way of trucks, quads, on foot, by mules, and horseback. There is nothing like following a pack of well-trained hounds on a bear chase where they will tree or bay your bear. [Read more…]

Search for the First

Brandon Thome-neitzelThe third day of our hunt started out as the day’s prior. A slow moving overcast surrounded the valley, and the bears were moving slowly. [Read more…]

Grizzly & Black Bear Hunt in British Columbia

Tallgrass Outfitters Black Bear

Spring is closing rapidly. Anyone looking for a great Interior Grizzly hunt should seriously consider this one. They will be conducting this hunt in May. There are two non-resident licenses for the 2012 spring hunt. They will accommodate the hunters schedule and give you the best dates available. They have dropped the price and added a reduced trophy fee for second Black Bear if taken for hunters that wish to travel alone. [Read more…]

Fall Black Bear Hunting Season Begins Soon

The fall black bear hunting season begins Sept. 15 in most areas of Montana.   The archery season for black bear begins Sept. 4. All hunters should check the regulations for season date exceptions.

Hunters may purchase a black bear hunting license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov , under Online Services until Aug. 31. After Aug. 31, the licenses will be available only at FWP offices or online, and there is a five-day wait on their use.

Black bear hunters must have successfully completed the Black Bear Identification Test and must present a certificate of completion when purchasing a black bear license.  The training and test are available on FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov under Online Services.  A paper version of the test may be obtained at FWP offices or license providers.

2010 Black Bear hunting regulations are available on the FWP website at fwp.mt.gov , from FWP license providers and at FWP offices.

Black Bear, Mountain Lion License Deadline

Black Bear : Hunters may purchase a black bear hunting license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov , under Online Services. After Aug. 31 the licenses are only available at FWP offices and there is a five-day wait on the use of bear hunting licenses.

Black bear hunters must have successfully completed the Black Bear Identification Test and must present a certificate of completion when purchasing a black bear license.  The training and test are available on FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov under Online Services.  A paper version of the test may be obtained at FWP offices or license providers. Black Bear hunting regulations for 2010 are available on the FWP web site at fwp.mt.gov , from FWP license providers and at FWP offices.

Mountain Lion : For mountain lion licenses, hunters may purchase a mountain lion hunting license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online at fwp.mt.gov , under Online Services. After Aug. 31 the licenses are only available at FWP offices and there is a five-day wait on the use of mountain lion hunting licenses. Some districts require special licenses that have to be applied for by August 31.  Successful applicants are required to purchase a license.  A mountain lion trophy permit must be purchased after a mountain lion kill.

2010 Spring Black Bear Hunting Regulation Changes Cause Confusion

A change in Montana’s 2010 black bear hunting regulations is causing confusion among some hunters who are required to validate their license for spring black bear hunting in northwestern Montana.

New for the spring black bear hunt only is a change that requires hunters to validate their license at the time of purchase, choosing either:

  • hunt the entire state—except in northwestern Montana’s Bear Management Units 100, 102, 104, 105 and 108, or
  • hunt only in northwestern Montana’s BMUs 100, 102, 104, 105 and 108—and nowhere else in the state.

For those hunters who already purchased a bear license with an incorrect validation, they can exchange them through April 15 at any FWP office for a new license that is properly validated.

Hunters who purchase black bear licenses after April 15 must obtain them over the counter at an FWP office and cannot use them for five days after the purchase date. Bear hunters must also successfully complete FWP’s bear ID training prior to purchasing their first black bear license.

FWP urges black bear hunters to refresh their bear identification skills every year to be able to distinguish a black bear from a grizzly. Grizzly bears, a federally protected, threatened species, are not hunted in Montana. To locate the online FWP bear ID test, go to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bear Identification Program .

To review the online 2010 black bear regulations, go to the FWP Web site at fwp.mt.gov and click on the Hunting page and then Regulations.

2010 Black Bear Hunting Regulations

 

Montana’s 2010 black bear hunting regulations are available online for hunters eager to brush up on some of the important changes this year. Montana’s spring black bear hunting season begins April 15.

New for the spring hunt only is a change in the black bear hunting license validation. Hunters must validate their license at the time of purchase, choosing to:

  • hunt the entire state—except Bear Management Units 100, 102, 104, 105 and 108, or
  • hunt only in BMUs 100, 102, 104, 105 and 108—and nowhere else in the state.

Those who plan to hunt black bear in northwestern Montana should also note that BMU 108 has been broken into two units, with a boundary change for BMU 108 and the remainder of the area designated as BMU 200.

Of interest to bear hunters who plan to hunt the fall season is a new archery-only season for black bear that runs Sept. 4-14 in all BMUs. Archery hunters will need an archery license to hunt bear during this new bear archery season. In BMUs with a quota, black bear harvest during the archery-only season will not exceed 20 percent of the BMU’s total quota.

Hunters who purchase black bear licenses after April 15 must obtain them over the counter at a Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks office and cannot use them for five days after the purchase date. Bear hunters must also successfully complete FWP’s bear ID training at least once in order to purchase a black bear license.

FWP urges black bear hunters to refresh their bear identification skills every year to be able to distinguish a black bear from a grizzly. Grizzly bears, a federally protected, threatened species, are not hunted in Montana. To locate the online FWP bear ID test, go to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Bear Identification Program .

  To review the online 2010 black bear regulations, go to the FWP Web site at fwp.mt.gov and click on the Hunting page and then   Regulations.

Change In MT. Black Bear Season License

Montana Fish Wildlife Parks - FWP

Hunters may purchase a license at all FWP offices, FWP license providers, or online here. After Aug. 31 the licenses are only available at FWP offices and there is a five-day wait on the use of bear hunting licenses.

Black bear hunters must have successfully completed the Black Bear Identification Test and must present a certificate of completion when purchasing a black bear license.  The training and test are available on FWP’s website at fwp.mt.gov under Online Services.  A paper version of the test may be obtained at FWP offices or license providers.

2009 Black Bear hunting regulations are available on the FWP web site here, from FWP license providers and at FWP offices.

Arizona 2009 Hunt Information

Bighorn Sheep

The Arizona Game and Fish Commission approved the remaining big game fall hunting seasons for deer, turkey, javelina, bighorn sheep, buffalo, bear and mountain lion at its April 18 meeting in Phoenix.

The application deadline to apply for a hunt permit-tag is Tuesday, June 9 by 7 p.m. (MST), Postmarks do not count, and there is no online process available. You can start applying once the regulations are posted on the department’s Web site at www.azgfd.gov/draw.

Draw application instructions, season dates, permit numbers, hunt numbers and other draw related information will be published in the 2009-2010 Arizona Hunting and Trapping Regulations booklet that should be available for download at www.azgfd.gov/draw the last week in April. Printed copies of the booklet should be available at all Department offices and license dealers statewide no later than the second full week in May. To apply for a 2009-10 fall hunt permit-tag, paper applications must be used – no online application service is available.

Applicants should note, there is a new P.O. Box for submitting hunt permit applications and the new address should be reflected on the new envelopes. The new address is Arizona Game and Fish Department, Attn.: Drawing Section, PO Box 74020, Phoenix, AZ 85087-1052. However, applications mailed to the old address will be automatically forwarded to the new address.

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