Hunting

Enter TBGA while there’s still time The Texas Big Game Awards (TBGA) entry deadline is March 1. That’s the final date for postmarked entries. Don’t delay; enter today! Award categories include white-tailed deer; bighorn sheep; mule deer; pronghorn; and javelina.

Bighorn has initial entry score of 186 1/2 Pope and Young Club announced a desert bighorn sheep taken last year might become a new world’s record. Tony Loop’s bighorn, taken in November, has an initial entry score that could surpass

Online resources available for public comment, webinar set for Feb. 21 The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department seeks public comment on proposed changes to the state’s hunting and fishing regulations for 2017-18. Access to online resources, including details on these

Lead ban on federal lands issued on last day of Obama administration The National Shooting Sports Foundation reports their work with U.S. Rep. Jason Smith (R-Mo.) has resulted in 60 House members sending a bipartisan letter to President Trump requesting U.S.

Suit due to refuge system overreach On February 10, the Sportsmen’s Alliance Foundation, the Alaska Professional Hunters Association and two rural Alaskans filed suit against the federal government seeking to overturn two Obama-era restrictions governing the management of National Wildlife Refuge and

Shed antler gathering curtailed until April 1 No, this isn’t a pre-April Fool’s Day joke. Utah’s Division of Wildlife Resources Director Greg Sheehan signed an emergency order Feb. 2 closing shed antler gathering on public and private land until April

Twenty-two states already have such legislation The Outdoor Wire reports Alabama state Senator Tom Whatley pre-filed a bill last month, which would authorize nonresident college students in Alabama to purchase a hunting or fishing license at the same cost as

New World’s Record Non-Typical Coues deer taken by Arizona hunter In December of 2015, Terry Edwards of San Carlos, Arizona, took an incredible non-typical Coues deer that may be the new Pope and Young Club Non-Typical World’s Record. Edwards’ Coues deer has

Bowhunter Army sergeant stationed in Oklahoma An Army sergeant from Oklahoma arrowed the biggest non-typical buck taken by a bowhunter in that state, The Oklahoman newspaper reports. Travis Ocker of Lawton, stationed at Fort Sill, killed the trophy buck on

Increased dove hunting opportunities across South Texas and expanded landowner-managed pronghorn permitting in the Panhandle highlight this year’s proposed regulation changes for the 2017-18 Texas hunting seasons. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department will take public comment. Comments will be considered