Archive for March, 2010

Colorado Deer Applications due April 6

Posted by on Sunday, 28 March, 2010

Keep applying and building up your bonus points. Maybe you will draw.

Good Luck

Time to Apply for a Nevada Tag

Posted by on Friday, 26 March, 2010

The Nevada application period runs from March 19 to April 19. You may use a paper application or apply online. In order to get a bonus point you must buy the license and not have it refunded if you don’t get a tag. There is a slim chance you will get drawn without any bonus points. You can list five choices.

The license costs $142. Deer tags cost $240. Application fees are $16.50 if you apply online.

Click MULE DEER BY STATE or go to the states tab for more information

Good Luck

Apply for a Wyoming Deer Tag

Posted by on Saturday, 13 March, 2010

I believe Wyoming is still the best value for price deer hunt overall.

Applications are accepted between January 1 and March 15, 2010.

Click  MULE DEER BY STATE or on the States page for more information and for applying online.

Non-residents pay: $326 for Region General or limited quota tags; $566 for Special deer tags; and $124 for Youth Deer tags. A non-refundable processing fee of $14 is included.

 

Disgruntled Hunter

Posted by on Friday, 12 March, 2010

Editor:

I’m probably going to blow my chances at getting any Wyoming Game & Fish draw licenses, but here goes.

After my graduation from the University of Wyoming in 1977, I had six months before I could get into my Army Cavalry Class at Fort Knox, Ky., in January 1978. After a Labor Day antelope hunt with some friends northwest of Rawlins, I drove to Afton, where outfitter L.D. Frome hired me on to guide for mule deer in the famous Grey’s River.

That was one of the last years for big bucks in that region. Sure, there are still some trophies but the weather, oil exploration, predators, chronic wasting disease and related factors have seriously impacted mule deer there and all over the West.

Hunting a big mule deer is challenging. Their intelligence is keen and they travel alone or in pairs. They are the sharpest game animal to hunt.

Wyoming’s G&F makes more money selling deer licenses than any animal. We only wish they would devote more time and money to solving the mule deer dilemma.

They waste thousands if not millions of dollars supporting non-game species. The black-footed ferret and the Wyoming Toad are just two examples. Wyoming Wildlife is not what it used to be.

I loved getting that publication decades ago to read about hunting adventures. While reading about other living creatures and our environment may appeal to yuppies, us hunters have stopped reading.

I will let my subscription expire and pick up the Wyoming G&F newspaper as it fills that need.

BILL PADILLA, Cheyenne

Utah changes affecting Deer Hunters

Posted by on Wednesday, 3 March, 2010

Utah has extended the application period to March 8 due to computer problems.

For 2010 Utah is not requiring archery hunters to choose a region.

A hunting license is required before you may apply to hunt deer via the draw. Ditto bonus and preference points.  The price for a non-resident license is $65.  The price for a general tag is $263. The price for limited entry is $463 and for premium limited entry – $563.

If you hunt deer you will probably be required to report online within 30 days. If you fail to do so, you will be assessed a $50 late fee the next time you apply.

Rifle deer hunts for 2010 are limited to five days, and in some cases three days.

Utah is making available permits called management buck permits to get rid of 3-points and under. Beware, you lose your bonus points on these hunts.