From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - Utah's most prized big game permits

If you draw the 2015 sportsman permit for Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep, you'll have plenty of days and plenty of places to find your trophy. You can apply for a sportsman permit starting Oct. 28. Photo by Brent Stettler.

Applications for 2015 sportsman permits accepted soon

Salt Lake City, Utah - You can apply for next year's most prized Utah big game hunting permits — 2015 sportsman permits — starting Oct. 28.

Only Utah residents can apply for sportsman permits. One sportsman permit is offered for each of the following species: Desert bighorn ram, Rocky Mountain bighorn ram, buck deer, buck pronghorn, bull elk, bull moose, hunter's choice bison and hunter's choice Rocky Mountain goat.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - So many seasons, so little November

Canada Goose image from the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism website

November marks the beginning of several hunting seasons in Kansas

Pratt, Kansas - For most people, Christmas comes on Dec. 25, but for hunters and anglers, the best gifts arrive one month earlier. November marks the start of four hunting and fishing seasons that are a must-do in the Sunflower State, and if you’ve never partaken in these fall festivities, you may want to reconsider your plans this upcoming month.

TROUT FISHING: NOV. 1 - APRIL 15

From Nov. 1, 2014-April 15, 2015, anglers can enjoy some of the best fishing opportunities in the state as nearly 30 public fishing areas will be stocked periodically with this special species.

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From the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control - Duck hunting season to open Friday, Oct. 24

Ducks on the fly from NRA Hunters Rights

Volunteers turn out to help prepare public blinds for season opening; ducks abundant in Little Creek impoundments

Dover, Delaware – With Delaware’s regular duck season opening Friday, Oct. 24, DNREC’s Division of Fish & Wildlife reminds migratory game bird hunters of the rules and dates for this year’s waterfowl season segments and of public wildlife area hunting opportunities. The Division also acknowledges the volunteer actions of public-minded hunters in helping prepare wildlife areas for the season opening.

This year’s season segment dates for hunting migratory ducks are:

  • Friday, Oct. 24-Tuesday, Nov. 11
  • Monday, Nov. 24-Saturday, Nov. 29
  • Friday, Dec. 12-Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015

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sandhill cranes from Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission website

From the Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission - All 400 Permits Issued at Drawing for Sandhill Crane Hunt

Nashville, Tennessee - All 400 permits were issued at a Saturday hand-held drawing to participate in Tennessee’s second sandhill crane hunt. The drawing was held at the Birchwood Community Center in north Hamilton County.

As a result of the drawing, there are no leftover permits to issue this week at Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency regional offices.

The draw was conducted by TWRA staff members from the Nashville office and the TWRA Region III office in Crossville.

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Youth-hunting in Maryland

From the Maryland Department of Natural Resources - DNR Announces Two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days

Annapolis, Maryland - Young hunters can hone their skills with the help of an experienced adult November 1, 2014 and February 7, 2015. During these two Youth Waterfowl Hunting Days, hunters ages 15 and younger may hunt ducks, geese, mergansers and coots on public and private lands when aided by a qualifying adult.

To participate, youth must be accompanied by an adult at least 21 years old. All junior hunters and their adult mentors must possess a Maryland hunting license, or be exempt from the license requirement... more on special youth waterfowl hunting days in Maryland ...

From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department - Prospects Good for Texas Deer Season

White tailed deer from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department website Austin, Texas – If early field reports by bow hunters and those hunting on Managed Lands Deer Permit properties are a sign of things to come, Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 1 statewide.

“I had a report of a bow hunter in Walker County connecting on a buck that scored 163 B&C (Boone & Crockett scoring system),” said Alan Cain, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department White-tailed Deer Program Leader. “It turns out it was the hunter’s first time to bow hunt. I got another report of a 183 B&C buck harvested in Atascosa County on a low-fenced MLD property.”

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From the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources - DWR to release 11,000 pheasants

This season might be the perfect season to hunt pheasants in Utah. Thousands of pheasants will be released on public hunting areas before the hunt opens on Nov. 1. - Photo by Ron Stewart
Salt Lake City, Utah - If it's been years since you hunted pheasants, it's time to grab your gun and head afield. More than 11,000 pheasants will be released on 56 public hunting areas during Utah's upcoming pheasant hunt.

The hunt opens on Nov. 1. But you don't have to hunt that day to get in on the action — pheasants will be released before each weekend of the hunt.

The one exception is the week of Thanksgiving. That week, birds will be released early in the week so plenty of pheasants will be available to pursue over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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From the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism - Hunters welcomed at Kansas State Parks HUNTERS WELCOMED AT KANSAS STATE PARKS

State park and wildlife area cabins can serve as great base camps for hunters

Pratt, Kansas – Staff at Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism’s (KDWPT) state parks and wildlife areas extend an open invitation to all hunters looking for a fun, affordable base camp this season. Often located within just a few miles, some even within walking distance, of some of the state’s most popular public hunting areas, KDWPT cabins are a great way to enjoy the outdoors long after shooting hours are over.

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From the Alaska Department of Fish and Game - Winter Nelchina Caribou Hunts Open October 21, 2014

Nelchina caribou winter hunts open on October 21 - image courtesy of the Alaska Department of Fish and Game website Glennallen, Alaska – The Nelchina caribou winter hunts in Game Management Unit 13 (CC001, RC566, and DC480-483) will open on October 21, with a winter quota of 600 caribou (300 bulls and 300 cows). The new quota represents an increase in the number of bulls that can be taken under the state’s hunting season..

The decision to increase in the bull quota was based on a survey conducted last week, which found that the herd was still above the objective for bulls after the fall hunting season closed and a large proportion of calves had survived to the fall..

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