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…]

Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines:
The Wyoming elk, Arizona elk and antelope, and New Mexico Oryx deadlines are approaching.

Wyoming elk is due in their office January 31, 2011 at 5pm MST. Apply online at https://gf.state.wy.us/elsapplication/ELSWelcome.aspx.
Note: Points only application period is July 1-September 30, 2011. [Read more…]

May 1 Drawing Application Deadline

FWP’s special license drawing deadline is May 1 for bison, moose, bighorn sheep and mountain goat; and June 1 for elk, deer and antelope.

Applying for special big game hunting permits and licenses is a lot easier these days for the growing number of hunters who apply online at fwp.mt.gov .   Click “Apply for a Permit or License ” Applicants will need a MasterCard or Visa credit card. A convenience fee of $1.25, plus two percent of the total purchase, will be added to the purchase price.

Internet access is available at Montana’s 80 public libraries and 30 branch public libraries for those without computers. Paper applications are also available at all FWP offices and from most license providers.

State Deadlines and Results

 

Application Deadlines:
If Huntin’ Fool processes your applications please realize these states have been done and you can view those receipts on your online portfolio if you haven’t already.

Wyoming deer and antelope is due online or in their office by March 15, 2010 at 5pm MST.
Reminder: The Wyoming POINTS ONLY deadline for all species is July 1 – September 30, 2010.

Montana general elk and deer is due online or postmarked by March 15, 2010.
Reminder: Sheep, Moose, and Goat isn’t due until May 1, 2010.

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Wyoming Elk Applications Due Feb 1st

The application deadline this year is February 1. The February 1 deadline is a departure this year from the normal January 31 deadline since January 31 is on a weekend.

Hunters may apply online at https://gf.state.wy.us/elsapplication/ELSWelcome.aspx.

The Non-resident (Me!) application is available at http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/hunting/NonResident/index.asp.

Good luck in the draw!

Wyoming 2010 Nonresident Applications Available Now

The 2010 Wyoming Nonresident Applications booklet is available online and if you have applied in the past, you should be receiving your copy in the mail soon.

Some of the changes noted by Wyoming Game and Fish include:

  • No Leftover Draw. Full price leftover licenses available on July 6, 2010, 8:00 AM Mountain Time. Reduced price leftover licenses available on July 20, 2010, 8:00 AM Mountain Time.
  • Potential to purchase up to two Reduced Price Cow/Calf Elk licenses after the Initial Draw.
  • Conservation Stamps available online at http://gf.state.wy.us

Check out the applications online at http://gf.state.wy.us/wildlife/hunting/NonResident/index.asp

Elk and Bobcat Application Deadlines

 

Pennsylvania Game Commission

 

Hunters and trappers seeking to participate in Pennsylvania’s upcoming bobcat seasons have until Sept. 1 to submit an application via the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s new Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS) to be included in the public drawing to award 1,780 permits. This can be done at any issuing agent or through the “Buy Your Hunting License Now” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the Game Commission’s website. There is no paper application process this year.

There is a $5.70 non-refundable application fee to be entered into the drawing. Details on the season can be found on page 76 of the 2009-10 Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting & Trapping Regulations.

On Sept. 11, the 1,780 permits will be selected during a computerized drawing, which will be open to the public, at the agency’s Harrisburg headquarters, 2001 Elmerton Avenue, just off the Progress Avenue exit off Interstate 81. Those selected will receive their bobcat permit by U.S. mail in early October. The bobcat hunting season will take place Oct. 24 through Feb. 20. The bobcat trapping season will be held from Oct. 25 through Feb. 21.

The season will be open only in Wildlife Management Units 2A, 2C, 2E, 2F, 2G, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3D, 4A, 4D and 4E. To participate in this restricted opportunity, an individual must have a resident or nonresident furtaker license, a resident or nonresident junior combination license or resident senior combination license, and a bobcat hunting-trapping permit.

Those who received a bobcat permit last year are not eligible for this year’s drawing. Only one application per person will be accepted, and PALS will prohibit an individual from submitting more than one application.

As part of the preference point system established by the agency in 2003, consecutive applications are not required to maintain previously earned preference points, but those points can be activated only in years that an individual submits an application. For instance, if an individual has six preference points, but does not enter the 2009 drawing, he/she will not have any chances in the upcoming drawing.

However, their preference points will remain on hold until they apply again. Once a hunter or trapper is awarded a bobcat permit, the individual’s preference points will revert to zero.

Based on the accumulation of preference points, the Game Commission will automatically award a bobcat permit to those applicants who have six preference points (five previous points plus a point for their 2009 application). Once the individuals who have automatically earned a bobcat permit are determined, the remainder will be awarded by computerized drawing.

 

ELK APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHES

Hunters looking to participate in this year’s Pennsylvania elk season have until Aug. 28 to submit an application through the Pennsylvania Game Commission’s new Pennsylvania Automated License System (PALS). This can be done at any issuing agent or through the “Buy Your Hunting License Now” icon in the upper right-hand corner of the homepage. There is no paper application process this year.

Applicants must pay a $10.70 non-refundable application fee to be included in the drawing. Details on the elk season and drawing are available on pages 89-91 of the 2009-10 Pennsylvania Digest of Hunting and Trapping Regulations, which is provided to license buyers.

On Sept. 11, the Game Commission will hold a public, computerized drawing in the auditorium of its Harrisburg headquarters. At that time, the agency will award the 59 elk licenses, the first 20 drawn will receive an antlered license and the next 39 drawn will receive an antlerless license.

By law, only one application is permitted per person, and PALS will prohibit an individual from submitting more than one application.

Individuals are not required to purchase a resident or nonresident general hunting license to apply for the drawing. However, if they are drawn for one of the elk licenses, hunters then will be required to purchase the appropriate resident or nonresident general hunting license and view the elk hunt orientation video produced by the Game Commission before being permitted to purchase the elk license. The elk license fees are $25 for residents and $250 for nonresidents.

There is no cap, or limit, for the number of licenses that may be awarded to nonresidents. Individuals who were not awarded an elk license in 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 or 2008 have six preference points heading into this year’s drawing if they submit an application this year, and will have their name entered into the drawing seven times (six preference points plus the point for this year’s application).

As part of the preference point system established by the agency in 2003, consecutive applications are not required to maintain previously earned preference points, but those points can be activated only in years that a hunter submits an application. For instance, if a hunter has six preference points, but does not enter the 2009 drawing, he/she will not have any chances in the upcoming drawing. However, their preference points will remain on hold until they apply again. Once a hunter is awarded an elk license – either an antlered or antlerless elk license – the hunter’s preference points will revert to zero.

Those applying for an elk license can choose either an antlered or antlerless elk license, or they may select both categories on their application. For those who select “antlered only,” if they are drawn after the antlered licenses are allocated, they will not receive an elk license. For those who do receive an antlered elk license, they will not be permitted to re-apply for future elk hunting opportunities for five years. However, those who received an antlerless elk license in any of the previous hunts may submit an application this year.

Applicants also have the opportunity to identify their elk hunt zone preference, or they may select “any.” If drawn and their preference hunt zone is filled, applicants will be assigned a specific area by the Game Commission. To assist applicants in making this decision, information about the elk hunt zones, as well as an elk harvest map depicting the locations of every elk taken by hunters since 2001, are posted on the agency’s website (http://www.pgc.state.pa.us/), and can be viewed by clicking on the “Take a Chance on an Elk Hunt” icon in the center of the homepage.

Error On MT Resident Hunting Applications

 

 

An error on Montana’s special big game resident hunting license and permit applications resulted in incorrect instructions for resident hunters born after Jan. 1, 1985.

The paper applications state in error that resident hunters born after Jan. 1, 1985 must submit a copy of their hunter education certificate. Resident hunters need only enter their hunter education certificate number, which can be obtained from the FWP Web site’s hunter education page. Search or click “Duplicate Certificates.”

The error is found on applications for moose, bighorn sheep, mountain goat, and bison, which are due May 1; and for deer, elk and antelope, which are due June 1.

Nonresidents born after Jan.1, 1985, however, are required to submit a copy of their hunter education certificate to verify they have completed an authorized hunter safety course.

FWP’s online applications, which do not contain the error, can be found on the FWP Web site. Click For Hunters then Licenses & Permits.

Nonresident Fees Go Up Friday

 

 

New fees for nonresident hunting and fishing licenses, tags and permits go into effect Friday, May 1st in Idaho.

Nonresident Licenses

  • Hunting – $154.75
  • Season Fishing – $98.25
  • Hunting/Fishing Combo – $240.00
  • Daily Fishing 1st Day – $12.75
  • Daily Fishing Each Consecutive Day – $6.00
  • Nongame (Expires August 31) – $35.50
  • Junior Season Fish (up to 17) – $21.75
  • Small Game Hunting – $97.75
  • Nonresident 3-Day Salmon/Steelhead – $37.50
  • Youth Small Game (Age 10-11) – $20.00
  • Shooting Preserve – $23.75

Nonresident Tags

  • Nonresident Deer – $301.75
  • Nonresident Elk – $416.75
  • Nonresident Bear – $186.00
  • Nonresident Reduced and Second Bear – $31.75
  • Nonresident Mountain Lion – $186.00
  • Nonresident Reduced and Second Lion – $31.75
  • Nonresident Pronghorn – $311.75
  • Nonresident Turkey – $80.00
  • Nonresident Moose – $2101.75
  • Nonresident Bighorn Sheep – $2101.75
  • Nonresident Mountain Goat – $2101.75

Nonresident Permits

  • Archery Permit – $20.00
  • Muzzleloader Permit – $20.00
  • Salmon Permit – $25.75
  • Steelhead Permit – $25.75
  • Two Pole Permit – $15.50
  • Wma Permit (Age 17+) – $51.75
  • Migratory Bird Permit – $4.75

Nonresident Jr. Mentored

  • Jr Mentored Hunting (12-17) – $31.75
  • Nr. Jr Mentored Deer Tag – $23.75
  • Nr. Jr Mentored Elk Tag – $39.75
  • Nr. Jr Mentored Bear Tag – $23.75
  • Nr. Jr Mentored Turkey Tag – $19.75

Nonresident Commercial Licenses

  • Nonresident Trapping – $301.75
  • Nonresident Taxidermist/Furbuyer – $170.00

Nonresident Controlled Hunt Application

  • Nonresident Controlled Hunt App – $14.75