Elk Country Visitor Center: July-August educational programs |

Free educational programs are offered to the public on Saturdays and Sundays at the Elk Country Visitor Center, located at 950 Winslow Hill Road, Benezette. The following is a list of programs scheduled for July, provided by Conservation Education Coordinator Ben Porkolab. Saturday, July 30, 2 pm Elk Walk and Talk: Join a staff member … Read more

Elk tag applications due this week | Indiana County Sports

Hunters interested in applying for the annual elk drawing have until the end of the week to do so. While the odds are steep, the hunt offers a high-percentage chance at a world-class bull. Each year one applies, a bonus preference point accumulates, giving the applicant an additional entry the following year. If one has … Read more

Teaching the art of mounted combat Vision

New Mexico nonprofit offers equine therapy, horseback archery classes The closest one can get to meeting “Xena the warrior princess” is a chance encounter with TV actor Lucy Lawless. Short of that, there’s taking horseback archery lessons from Kristin “Gemma Ra’Star” DiFerdinando — Gemma is Italian for precious stone — at the Wumaniti Horse Sanctuary. … Read more

Advisory group recommends Montana elk hunters choose weapon, season | 406 Politics

An advisory committee has recommended that state wildlife managers require elk hunters to choose between archery or rifle seasons in an effort to reduce crowding and pressure on public lands. The 12-member Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group was formed by Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Director Hank Worsech earlier this year following a contentious season … Read more

GF&P approves mentored hunting limits amid public opposition Local News

SPEARFISH — Limiting mentored antelope hunting to private land only, and closing it entirely to East River lands is just one of the ways the SD Game, Fish and Parks hopes to decrease the antelope harvest amidst declining population numbers, but the move generated the most criticism during the public comment period for the proposal. … Read more

GF&P to look at options for limiting nonresident archery licenses Local News

SPEARFISH — South Dakota is the last state to offer unlimited nonresident archery deer and antelope hunting licenses, and as the fields become more crowded with visiting hunters amid the state’s rising popularity, many feel that needs to change. On behalf of the SD Bowhunters Inc., Dana Rogers, of Hill City, submitted two petitions that … Read more