The Hunting Report Newsletter http://www.huntingreport.com/rss/rss.cfm Hunting Articles For The Hunter Who Travels Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT Hunting in Zambia Was Never Banned – What Zambia’s Latest Announcement Really Means http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=677 You may have heard the news that Zambian Tourism Minister Jean Kapata has lifted the “ban on hunting” in Zambia with immediate effect, although lion and leopard remain unhuntable. The announcement has been reported in numerous Zambian newspapers and picked up by other news and conservation organizations around the world. So what does this actually mean to the hunting industry in Zambia and hunters who wish to go there?First of all, let’s be clear. As we’ve been reporting all along, hunting was never “banned” in Zambia and has continued this entire time. Previous Minister Sylvia Masebo suspended the allocation of 19 hunting concessions at the end of 2012 and then suspended lion and leopard hunting throughout the country in 2013 until new population surveys could be done. Hunting has continued legally in eight other Game Management Areas (GMAs), plus numerous private properties (fenced and un-fenced) and the Bangweulu wetlands and Kafue Flats. (See Hunting Report Articles 3045, 3046, 3100 and 3118 in our database for details.) On the cover of our September issue we have a detailed report on one of these hunts taken this season. It is only the 19 GMAs in question that have gone unhunted. (See Article 3024 for the list of closed GMAs.)So, what has Minister Kapata actually done? She has opened the way for the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to revisit the allocation of those 19 areas. That means ZAWA is now free to decide how to conduct those allocations, who will receive the allocations, collect the funds from the operators and issue quotas. All that must be completed before anyone can enter the areas, reassess them for hunting, rebuild camps, re-hire staff, acquire supplies and market their hunts, much less actually conduct hunts. Although the hunting season is technically open in Zambia through the end of the year, in practice it is over by November. That’s because heavy rains start at that time of year and the areas become too difficult to access.Sources in Zambia tell me that if ZAWA moves quickly (and that’s a very big IF), they may have allocations sorted out by this October. But not many operators will be able to mobilize in time to conduct hunts in those areas before the rains. All of that said, it is very possible that Zambian operators will be in the position to market hunts in these 19 concessions by the time the hunting shows kick off in January 2015. Until then, hunters can still legally hunt in Zambia in the other concessions and areas mentioned above. In fact, Hunting Report subscribers can read about a private land operation offering hunts for trophy sable and other species in the September issue of The Hunting Report.The operator of that hunt, Patsy Hahn of Takeri Private Reserve, has had her bookings impacted by all the incorrect information floating around about a “ban” on hunting in Zambia. As a result, she is offering a special deal on sable exclusively to Hunting Report subscribers who can hunt before November. The package is for one hunter, including seven nights at Takeri, pick up and return to Lusaka and trophy fee for one sable for $11,000. The sable trophy fee is usually $9,500 alone. Extra days and species may be added. For more information email Hahn at patsyzambia@gmail.com. Check it out. – Barbara Crown, Editor & Publisher News Bulletins Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=677 Hunting in Zambia Was Never Banned – What Zambia’s Latest Announcement Really Means http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=676 You may have heard the news that Zambian Tourism Minister Jean Kapata has lifted the “ban on hunting” in Zambia with immediate effect, although lion and leopard remain unhuntable. The announcement has been reported in numerous Zambian newspapers and picked up by other news and conservation organizations around the world. So what does this actually mean to the hunting industry in Zambia and hunters who wish to go there?First of all, let’s be clear. As we’ve been reporting all along, hunting was never “banned” in Zambia and has continued this entire time. Previous Minister Sylvia Masebo suspended the allocation of 19 hunting concessions at the end of 2012 and then suspended lion and leopard hunting throughout the country in 2013 until new population surveys could be done. Hunting has continued legally in eight other Game Management Areas (GMAs), plus numerous private properties (fenced and un-fenced) and the Bangweulu wetlands and Kafue Flats. (See Hunting Report Articles 3045, 3046, 3100 and 3118 in our database for details.) On the cover of our September issue we have a detailed report on one of these hunts taken this season. It is only the 19 GMAs in question that have gone unhunted. (See Article 3024 for the list of closed GMAs.)So, what has Minister Kapata actually done? She has opened the way for the Zambian Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) to revisit the allocation of those 19 areas. That means ZAWA is now free to decide how to conduct those allocations, who will receive the allocations, collect the funds from the operators and issue quotas. All that must be completed before anyone can enter the areas, reassess them for hunting, rebuild camps, re-hire staff, acquire supplies and market their hunts, much less actually conduct hunts. Although the hunting season is technically open in Zambia through the end of the year, in practice it is over by November. That’s because heavy rains start at that time of year and the areas become too difficult to access.Sources in Zambia tell me that if ZAWA moves quickly (and that’s a very big IF), they may have allocations sorted out by this October. But not many operators will be able to mobilize in time to conduct hunts in those areas before the rains. All of that said, it is very possible that Zambian operators will be in the position to market hunts in these 19 concessions by the time the hunting shows kick off in January 2015. Until then, hunters can still legally hunt in Zambia in the other concessions and areas mentioned above. In fact, Hunting Report subscribers can read about a private land operation offering hunts for trophy sable and other species in the September issue of The Hunting Report.The operator of that hunt, Patsy Hahn of Takeri Private Reserve, has had her bookings impacted by all the incorrect information floating around about a “ban” on hunting in Zambia. As a result, she is offering a special deal on sable exclusively to Hunting Report subscribers who can hunt before November. The package is for one hunter, including seven nights at Takeri, pick up and return to Lusaka and trophy fee for one sable for $11,000. The sable trophy fee is usually $9,500 alone. Extra days and species may be added. For more information email Hahn at patsyzambia@gmail.com. Check it out. – Barbara Crown, Editor & Publisher News Bulletins Fri, 22 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=676 Minnesota DNR announces 2014 Wolf Season, Drawing http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=675 Minnesota is offering another wolf hunt this winter, and if you want to participate, you are going to have to act quickly. The application process opened, August 1. The deadline to apply for the hunting and trapping license lottery is Thursday, Sept. 4. The state will be giving out a total of 3,800 hunting and trapping licenses (2,300 for the early season and 1,500 for the late season). That's 500 more licenses than last year. The latest population survey results estimate that 470 wolf packs and 2,423 wolves lived in Minnesota's wolf range this past winter, 212 more wolves than estimated on the survey conducted in winter 2013. The statewide target harvest of wolves is 250, 30 more than last year. Zones will close as target numbers are met. Licenses are not zone specific, but are season specific. The early season (Season A, concurrent with the firearms deer season) begins Saturday, Nov. 8, and runs through Sunday, Nov. 23 in all Series 100 deer permit areas, and Nov. 8 through Sunday, Nov. 16, in Series 200 deer permit areas. In the east-central zone, the early season is scheduled to be a two-day hunt ending on Sunday, Nov. 9. Late season (Season B) and trapping (Season C) run from Saturday, Nov. 29 through Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, or when the target harvest is met, whichever occurs first. If the east-central zone's target harvest is met during the early season, the late east-central season will not open. Applicants need to pay a $4 fee, show proof of a current or previous hunting license and choose one of three available license options. Wolf licenses are $30 for residents and $250 for nonresidents. The early season purchase deadline is Friday, Oct. 31, with surplus licenses going on sale at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 5. The late season purchase deadline is Friday, Nov. 21, with surplus licenses going on sale at noon on Wednesday, Nov. 26. To apply on line, go to http://licenses.dnr.state.mn.us/. Information on Minnesota wolf hunting is available on the DNR website at www.mndnr.gov/hunting/wolf. Wolf management information is available at www.mndnr.gov/wolves. We are on the lookout for outfitters catering to non-resident wolf hunters in Minnesota. If you know of any, please let us know. You can email timjones@huntingreport.com. - Tim Jones, Managing Editor News Bulletins Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=675 BC Outfitter On Trial For Wildlife Violation http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=674 A British Columbia outfitter is on trial for allegedly poaching sheep. According to a July 25, 2014 report in the newspaper Kamloops This Week (http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/poachingtrial) and another dated July 24, 2014 (http://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/kamloops-hunter-on-trial-for-alleged-cross-border-poaching) the operator is facing charges for an alleged cross-border poaching incident which took place in 1999. According to the newspaper account, the prosecution contends that a record-book Dall sheep, which was registered as being taken in BC, was actually shot 18 miles inside the Yukon. The outfitter on trial is Abe Dougan, who we have in our database as operating Big Boar Outfitters out of Kamloops. Dougan is the outfitter in a subscriber report on a BC auction bighorn sheep hunt we published in 2009 (see article 2202). He is also mentioned in two other positive reports: Report 8084 on a 2010 lion hunt, and Report 4843 on a black bear hunt. At this point, Dougan has not been convicted of anything and is innocent until proven guilty. However, with the hunting seasons fast approaching, a conviction on these charges could almost certainly leave clients scheduled to hunt with Dougan this season scrambling for other arrangements. If you have a hunt scheduled with Dougan, you may wish to contact his company to discuss back-up plans. The account of how the prosecution went about gathering evidence on such an old case makes for absolutely fascinating reading and serves as a cautionary tale for a point we've made often before: no trophy is worth the risk of prosecution and no crime is ever committed without witnesses or evidence that can surface at any time. The newspaper account does not address whether any clients will be drawn into an ongoing investigation. The Hunting Report has seen and reported on a number of cases where investigations into the alleged illegal actions of an outfitter lead to charges against some clients as well. We hope to have more information and an update in the September issue of The Hunting Report. - Tim Jones, Managing Editor News Bulletins Mon, 04 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=674 More Reports http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1372 <SPAN style="font-size: 12pt; color: black; mso-fareast-font-family: 'times new roman'; mso-fareast-language: en-us; mso-bidi-language: ar-sa; mso-ansi-language: en-us"><FONT size=2 face=Verdana><EM>(Editor Note: Over the past month we have received reports on hunts in the following parts of the world. All of these reports have been added to our files and are available to you as an E-Mail Extra subscriber. Just click on the ID number for the report you would like to see and you can view the full text in our database. Enjoy!)</EM></FONT></SPAN><BR><BR> <DIV align=center><STRONG>United States</STRONG></DIV><BR><STRONG>Alaska</STRONG><BR>Pat Early (brown bear) with Lamoureux's Kodiak Bear Camp (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9708" target=_blank>9708</A>) <BR><BR>Peter W. Kakavas, M.D. (brown bear) with Woods Outfitting (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9715" target=_blank>9715</A>) <BR><BR>Bruce R. Mabrey (brown bear) with Alaska Wild Wind Adventures (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9730" target=_blank>9730</A>) <BR><BR>Peter Marino (black bear) with Glacier Guides (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9707" target=_blank>9707</A>) <BR><BR>Ronnie Rector (brown bear) with Mountain Monarchs of Alaska (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9722" target=_blank>9722</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Arizona</STRONG><BR>Debra Sieloff (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2171" target=_blank>black bear</A>) with Nichols Guide Service (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9747" target=_blank>9747</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Florida</STRONG><BR>Lt. Col. Pat McMahon (alligator) with Alligator Management (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9709" target=_blank>9709</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Oregon</STRONG><BR>Debra Sieloff (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2170" target=_blank>turkey</A>) with Western Oregon Outfitters (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9744" target=_blank>9744</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Pennsylvania</STRONG><BR>John Sholes (mouflon, wild boar) with Double Boar Ranch (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9704" target=_blank>9704</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Texas</STRONG><BR>Todd Glowka (axis deer) with Double Shot Outfitters (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9746" target=_blank>9746</A>) <BR><BR> <DIV align=center><STRONG>Canada</STRONG></DIV><BR><STRONG>British Columbia</STRONG> <BR>Tom Moore (black bear) with Big Country Outfitters (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9734" target=_blank>9734</A>) <BR><BR>Don Wall (black bear) with Trophy West Guide Outfitters, Ltd. (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9710" target=_blank>9710</A>) <BR><BR>Todd Dunaway (mountain goat) with Kispiox Valley Outfitters (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9740" target=_blank>9740</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Manitoba</STRONG> <BR>Jeff G. Belongia (black bear) with Bear Track Outfitters (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9712" target=_blank>9712</A>) <BR><BR> <DIV align=center><STRONG>Africa</STRONG></DIV><BR><STRONG>Cameroon</STRONG><BR>Mark Jones (bongo, blue duiker, dwarf forest buffalo, Peters duiker) with Northern Operations Africa, LLC (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9742" target=_blank>9742</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Central African Republic</STRONG><BR>Bob Merkley (bongo, yellow-backed duiker) with Safari Bongo (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9735" target=_blank>9735</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Congo Brazzaville</STRONG><BR>TD Kelsey (bongo, duiker, sitatunga, Peters duiker) with Congo Hunting Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9713" target=_blank>9713</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Namibia</STRONG><BR>Mark Richards (Kalahari oryx, giraffe, springbok, blue wildebeest, Hartmann zebra, ostrich) with Savannah Safaris Namibia (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9736" target=_blank>9736</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>South Africa</STRONG> <BR>Andrew Grier and Evan Brunson (Cape buffalo, bushbuck, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2169" target=_blank>eland</A>, Kalahari oryx, red hartebeest, impala, nyala, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2168" target=_blank>sable</A>, bushpig) with Limcroma Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9743" target=_blank>9743</A>) <BR><BR>Loring S. Jones (Cape buffalo, giraffe) with Wow Africa (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9714" target=_blank>9714</A>) <BR><BR>Haig Kassouni (red hartebeest, impala, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_hunter.cfm?hunter=Haig Kassouni" target=_blank>mountain reedbuck</A>, springbok, steenbok) with Starr & Bodill African Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9717" target=_blank>9717</A>) <BR><BR>Gib Lewis (blesbok, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2183" target=_blank>lechwe</A>, mountain reedbuck, Vaal rhebok, black wildebeest) with Southern Cross Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9705" target=_blank>9705</A>) <BR><BR>Douglas Moore (red hartebeest, kudu, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2173" target=_blank>nyala</A>, mountain reedbuck, waterbuck, blue wildebeest, zebra, warthog) with Wow Africa (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9748" target=_blank>9748</A>) <BR><BR>George Straw (kudu, nyala, bushbuck, mountain reedbuck) with Blaauwkrantz Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9741" target=_blank>9741</A>) <BR><BR>Tomo Svetic (impala, Kalahari oryx, kudu, nyala, eland, warthog) with PJ Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9733" target=_blank>9733</A>) <BR><BR>John Dean (kudu, impala, springbok, black wildebeest) with J.P. Kleinhans (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9749" target=_blank>9749</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Zimbabwe</STRONG><BR>Paul Lassman (buffalo, Chobe bushbuck, impala, leopard, kudu, warthog, waterbuck) with Chifuti Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9739" target=_blank>9739</A>) <BR><BR>Christian von Schuckmann (buffalo, leopard, klipspringer, impala, baboon) with Charlton McCallum Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9737" target=_blank>9737</A>) <BR><BR>Antoine Spillmann (buffalo, baboon) with Richard Cooke Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9723" target=_blank>9723</A>) <BR><BR>Rod Uribe (buffalo, baboon, elephant, impala, leopard) with Martin Pieters Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9716" target=_blank>9716</A>) <BR><BR>Rodger Warwick (Cape buffalo, impala, nyala, waterbuck, blue wildebeest, zebra, jackal, Limpopo bushbuck, greater kudu, warthog) with Chifuti Safaris (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9718" target=_blank>9718</A>) <BR><BR> <DIV align=center><STRONG>Elsewhere</STRONG></DIV><BR><STRONG>Argentina</STRONG><BR>Arthur G. Garcia (mouflon) with TS Buenos Aires Outfitters (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9745" target=_blank>9745</A>) <BR><BR>Garrett Ham (perdiz, dove, duck) with Exciting Outdoors (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9729" target=_blank>9729</A>) <BR><BR>Robert J. and Lois Matyas (water buffalo, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2181" target=_blank>red deer</A>, feral goat, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2180" target=_blank>mountain lion/puma</A>, wild boar, blackbuck) with TS Buenos Aires Outfitters (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9719" target=_blank>9719</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Mexico</STRONG><BR>Edward D. Yates (desert bighorn sheep) with Mexico Hunts (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9711" target=_blank>9711</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>New Zealand</STRONG><BR>Doug Gleddie (feral goat, turkey) with Telford Fishing and Hunting Services (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9724" target=_blank>9724</A>) <BR><BR>Harold Meyers (tahr, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/trophy_photo_program_list_species_results_details.cfm?id=2179" target=_blank>chamois</A>) with Telford Fishing and Hunting Services (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9706" target=_blank>9706</A>) <BR><BR>Ken Moore (red deer, Himalayan tahr) with Telford Fishing and Hunting Services (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9728" target=_blank>9728</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Scotland</STRONG><BR>Harvey C. Knowles III (roe deer) with International Adventures Unlimited (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9702" target=_blank>9702</A>) <BR><BR>Jay Wolfenden (roe deer) with International Adventures Unlimited (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9703" target=_blank>9703</A>) <BR><BR><STRONG>Spain</STRONG> <BR>"Mac" S.E. Plymale Jr. (red deer, mouflon, wild boar) with Espacaza (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9727" target=_blank>9727</A>) <BR><BR>Travis Volk (Beceite ibex) with Ibex Hunt Spain (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9732" target=_blank>9732</A>) The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1372 More Information on Chronic Wasting Disease http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1379 <DIV align=center>Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor</DIV><BR>We've written about <STRONG>Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD)</STRONG> and its impacts on deer and elk herds before. As fall hunting seasons approach, we asked North American Editor Mike Bodenchuk to catch us up on the latest news and provide some guidance to <EM>Hunting Report</EM> subscribers hunting these species this fall. Here's what he reports: <BR><BR>It's important to remember that CWD affects hunters in two ways. First, it impacts deer or elk abundance (and hunting quotas). Second, the regulations put in place to limit the spread of CWD will impact the transportation of your trophy and meat if you are successful on your hunt. <BR><BR>CWD is caused by unique protein sequences known as prions and is found only in cervids (deer, elk and moose). CWD has been detected in captive deer in several states, but often those deer farms are immediately depopulated. The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1379 Update on Agent Larry Bryant http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1382 <DIV align=center>By Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant</DIV><BR>In our January issue, we reported on former <STRONG>Alaska</STRONG> guide and agent Larry Bryant, who has reportedly been taking deposits from hunters and anglers for trips that never materialized (read that article <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1228" target=_blank>here</A>). Alaska guide James "Bim" Blake had told us that he and a large group of hunters were left stranded in Petropavlovsk after traveling to <STRONG>Russia</STRONG> to hunt for sheep, moose and bear. <BR><BR>Now we have word from longtime subscriber Bob Detlefsen, who says that he received an email from Larry Bryant in April trying to interest him in a hunt in Russia. It seems that despite all of the bad press, as well as a warning issued by former associate Marc Warnke at Outdoors International (see <A href="http://www.gothunts.com/avoid-larry-bryant-of-kamchatka-russia-fly-fishing" target=_blank>www.gothunts.com/avoid-larry-bryant-of-kamchatka-russia-fly-fishing</A>), word has not gotten around about Bryant's practices..... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1382 More on Recovering Trophies from Todd Rice's Sonoran Outfitters http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1383 <DIV align=center>Tim Jones, Managing Editor</DIV><BR>We have published complaints about hunts in <STRONG>Mexico</STRONG> with Sonoran Outfitters and outfitter Todd Rice in three of our last four issues (click the links for the articles in our <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/current_issue.cfm?id=1301" target=_blank>April</A>, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/current_issue.cfm?id=1321" target=_blank>May</A>, and <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/current_issue.cfm?id=1337" target=_blank>June</A> issues). These complaints are so serious, we've made the complete file available to the entire hunting public in the Web Uploads section of our home page. We urge you to read the entire file, especially if you are considering any of the hunts Sonoran Outfitters is currently promoting. <BR><BR>Frankly, we'd love to move on and report on more positive hunting news, but every time we think we are done with Sonoran Outfitters, something new surfaces which we feel hunters need to know about. Recently we were copied by two different subscribers on an email from Todd Rice's attorney. It states.... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1383 Peru Outfitter Takes Client on Illegal Deer Hunt http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1381 <DIV align=center>Tim Jones, Managing Editor</DIV><BR>Continuing subscribers will remember our reports about the reopening of hunting in <STRONG>Peru</STRONG> in 2009 (see Articles <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/article_details.cfm?ar_item=2114" target=_blank>2114</A> and <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/article_details.cfm?ar_item=2181" target=_blank>2181</A>.) At that time, J. Thomas Saldias, Safari Club International's South American representative, spearheaded an effort to legalize sporthunting and create the systems necessary to regulate hunting, establish requirements for outfitters and issue hunting quotas and licenses. Before this, the only legal hunting available was with a small, private hunting club called El Angolo, which was able to secure only a limited number of hunting licenses for VIPs. The new laws opened the way for more sportsmen to travel to Peru and legally hunt South American whitetail deer and waterfowl. We have received a few reports from subscribers who hunted there (see Reports <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=8317" target=_blank>8317</A>, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9231" target=_blank>9231</A>, <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9261" target=_blank>9261</A>)......<BR> The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1381 Just Plain Good Hunts . . . Got it! http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1373 We're pretty sure that many of our subscribers are trophy hunters and collectors. We surmise this from the number of reports we receive on that type of hunt. But not all <EM>Hunting Report</EM> subscribers and not even all trophy hunters are always focused on trophies or exotic, collector species. We hear over and over again that you want actionable information on "just plain good hunts" from around the world. <BR><BR>Got it! <BR><BR>Don't believe me? Just take a look in this issue [as an example . . .]. You'll find lots and lots of "just plain good hunts." These include hunts for new hunters (especially kids and spouses), and hunts for old hands who don't need to take a trophy to have a fun and memorable hunt, and hunts for people who didn't draw a tag for the hunt they really wanted. <BR><BR>We've had a number of subscribers tell us they want to see some good plains game hunts in Africa. So start with page 4, where we look at some ranch hunts in South Africa that exceeded hunters' expectations. Great hunts for spouses, kids and someone looking for a good hunting experience without a lot of stress. In coming months, we'll look elsewhere in Africa for similar opportunities. There's a lot more to African hunting than the Big Five, bongo and Lord Derby eland. Of course we've also got the breaking news on Africa that you expect from us every month. <BR><BR>You'll also find a variety of North American hunts on pages 7-9, where Mike Bodenchuk gives you more cures for draw disappointment. A couple of these are outstanding trophy hunts (bighorn sheep or Shiras moose anyone?) but some of them are hunts that most of us can afford - and even afford to take our kids. <BR><BR>The point I'm trying to make here is that we do cover breaking news. We do cover once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. But there's a world full of just plain good hunts, and we cover those, too. <BR><BR>Got it? Good! You can help this effort by filing a report on every hunt you take. Even if it's "nothing special, just a good hunt." As long as the opportunity is available, you can bet that some of your fellow subscribers will be interested. I look forward to reading your reports and sharing them with other hunters! Barbara Crown,<BR>Editor The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1373 PH Gored by Buffalo http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1374 <DIV align=center>Barbara Crown, Editor</DIV><BR>A PH in <STRONG>Mozambique</STRONG> is recovering after being attacked by a Cape buffalo in an incident witnessed by Hunting Report subscriber Craig Johnson. As this issue was preparing for press, Johnson called from the Atlanta airport, where he had just landed, to give me his first-hand account of his safari. Johnson was hunting with Professional Hunter Chris Burton of Simon Rodger's Safaris de Moçambique (<A href="http://www.safarisdemozambique.com/" target=_blank>http://www.safarisdemozambique.com/</A>; <A href="mailto:simon@rodger.biz" target=_blank>simon@rodger.biz</A>) when Burton was gored by a buffalo on July 7. We issued an Email Extra bulletin on July 17, immediately after we learned of the incident. <BR><BR>Johnson says the attack took the hunting party completely by surprise. He and Burton were simply walking through the bush after having unsuccessfully stalked what he says was a "really big" crocodile..... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1374 Coping with Post-Draw Disappointment, Part II http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1377 <DIV align=center>By Mike Bodenchuck, North American Editor<BR><BR></DIV><EM>Editor's Note: Didn't get the hunt you were hoping for in the draw, and looking for last-minute options for a North American hunt this fall? With most hunts already booked, last-minute opportunities can be hard to come by. We asked North American Editor Mike Bodenchuk to look around and see what he could find. In Part 1, which we published in the July issue (see pg. 8), Bodenchuk brought you opportunities from some proven booking agents. He continues that theme this month and brings you more that he's turned up by digging deeper into his resource list. Not only did he check with a reputable agent, but he also found some remaining license opportunities for elk and various openings with several outfitters. Enjoy!</EM> <BR><BR>Jim McCarthy of Jim McCarthy Adventures (<A href="http://www.mccarthyadventures.com/" target=_blank>http://www.mccarthyadventures.com/</A>; 717-652-4374;) has a few November openings for whitetail or mule deer in southeast Montana. Most hunters fly to Rapid City and rent a car for the drive to the lodge near Alzada, MT. All hunting is by 4WD vehicle and on foot. The hunt is all on private land and licenses are still available. A three-day hunt is $3,550 and a four-day hunt is $4,150. Hunters can expect to see 30 to 40 bucks a day with whitetails in the 150- to 165-class and mulies scoring 170 to 190......<BR> The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1377 Three Just Plain Good Plains Game Hunts in South Africa http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1385 <DIV align=center>Barbara Crown, Editor</DIV><BR>And finally, a number of subscribers recently reminded me that Africa hunting isn't always about dangerous game and glamorous species, and even seasoned Africa trophy hunters enjoy a good, straightforward plains game hunt with all of the amenities. They asked me to cover such options on a more regular basis. So, this month I am featuring three reports on plains game hunts in <STRONG>South Africa</STRONG>. Of course there are many more such opportunities across the Dark Continent (just look at the More Reports listing on page 16), and I'll bring you as many as I can each month in the space we have. In our next issue, I'll cover hunts from another popular destination. <BR><BR>The first report I have this month is from subscriber Douglas Moore (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9748" target=_blank>9748</A>) on a hunt with Wow Africa (<A href="http://www.huntwowafrica.com/" target=_blank>http://www.huntwowafrica.com/</A>; <A href="mailto:wowafrica@me.com" target=_blank>wowafrica@me.com</A>; 212-989-6630) in Kwazulu Natal on the Madaka Game Ranch. Moore hunted with operator/PH Izak Kirsten. "Kirsten took great care in all he did, and there was no pressure to shoot. Instead, the attention was on harvesting only quality animals and making sure we all had a well-rounded vacation as well." Moore traveled with his wife and brother-in-law. He says that he had opted not to bring his young daughter, but plans on bringing her along on a return trip..... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1385 Three Reports from New Zealand Hunts http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1384 <DIV align=center>Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant </DIV><BR>We have three new hunt reports from New Zealand, including our first report on a hunting lodge on the North Island, Kuranui Wilderness Lodge and Trophy Park. Ross Murphy hunted there after spending a week in late April hunting with Telford Fishing and Hunting Services on the South Island. He was accompanied by his non-hunting wife on both legs of the trip. <BR><BR>In Report <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9726" target=_blank>9726</A> Murphy says he hunted rusa, fallow and red deer at Kuranui with operator Mort Moon as his guide. The lodge was built by the owners, and the estate is about 22,000 acres. "This was the best overall experience my wife and I have ever had on a hunting trip, including 10 trips to Africa. Owners Mort and Mel Moon are consummate hosts, and the accommodations and food are world class. This is a high-fence estate operation, but you never see the fence and the animals are not easy to spot in the rugged terrain and dense tropical foliage. The rusa are particularly hard to catch sight of; we worked hard to get two. The red stag and fallow deer were also very wary...... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1384 Positive Report on Wyoming Mule Deer Hunt http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1386 <DIV align=center>Tom McIntyre, Correspondent</DIV><BR>Subscriber and occasional correspondent Tom McIntyre has checked in with a very positive report (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9751" target=_blank>9751</A>) on a mule deer hunt he took last season in Wyoming with Ed Beattie of Five Star Expeditions (<A href="http://www.fivestarexpeditions.com/" target=_blank>http://www.fivestarexpeditions.com/</A>; 308-874-4510). He hunted a leased ranch northeast of Thermopolis on the southern tip of the Bighorn Mountains. McIntyre has mentioned this opportunity before (see articles <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/article_details.cfm?ar_item=49" target=_blank>49</A> and <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/article_details.cfm?ar_item=821" target=_blank>821</A>) and Shaun Morgan filed a report (<A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=4343" target=_blank>4343</A>) on a 2004 elk hunt with this outfitter. <BR><BR>McIntyre writes: "Ed Beattie has been a licensed Wyoming guide since the 1970s, and, for many years, worked at Cabela's Outdoor Adventures, before retiring from there. For 23 years, he has had exclusive hunting rights to 58,000 contiguous acres of land. The primary species is elk, and Ed offers both bow and rifle bull hunts, and some bargain hunts for cow elk. Hunters typically go 100 % for bulls in the 280- to 300-range, with some bulls topping out at 340-plus..... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1386 Great Value on this Romania Brown Bear Hunt http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1387 <DIV align=center>Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant </DIV><BR>In Report <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/report_details.cfm?hr_item=9731" target=_blank>9731</A>, Michael Brooker says he enjoyed a very successful brown bear hunt in Romania with Game Hunting Romania (<A href="http://www.game-hunting-romania.com/" target=_blank>http://www.game-hunting-romania.com/</A>; <A href="mailto:contact@game-hunting-romania.com" target=_blank>contact@game-hunting-romania.com</A>; 011-40-021-312-09-14). This is the first report we have had on this outfitter. <BR><BR>Brooker tells us that he hunted in the Salatrucu area, about two and a half hours northwest of Bucharest, with guide Mihai Moldovean. "Bears were very abundant in the area. Every night I saw five to 10 bears from the high seat, and was able to take a huge, 580 CIC brown bear the second night." Brooker says he enjoyed the hunt a great deal. "I had a great time with the outfitter. They know their business and are very professional, but they are very fun at the same time..... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1387 An Update on Conservation Threats to the George River Caribou Herd http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1380 <DIV align=center>Justin Jones, Editorial Assistant</DIV><BR>We continue to check in on the migratory caribou of the George River herd in Quebec and Labrador, and are monitoring the Strange Lake Project, a mine proposed by Quest Rare Minerals Ltd., the Montreal-based development company. As readers will recall, we reported in our March issue that there were conflicts between the data on the George River caribou herd being presented by Quest Rare Minerals and that of Caribou Ungava, a joint research project between Université Laval, Université de Sherbrooke, and the Quebec Government. <BR><BR>According to Quest's consulting firm, AECOM, the location of the herd's sensitive calving ground was "never closer than 60 kilometers to the proposed road and mine site." Caribou Ungava's telemetry data, however, supported a different conclusion. Steeve Côté, head of Caribou Ungava, told us, "The 2011 calving ground overlapped with the mine site itself. In addition, the mine is right where the calving ground was in the '70s and early '80s, so this is a prime location for caribou habitat." He cited the proposed mine as a serious concern.<BR><BR>We questioned Quest regarding this discrepancy and received the following from Christen Audet, the lead environmental consultant from AECOM: "AECOM did not identify calving areas in 2011 within the mine area, based on our interpretation of 2011 telemetry data provided by the Government of Quebec...... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1380 RSA Delays New Document Requirements for Traveling Children http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1376 <DIV align=center>Barbara Crown, Editor</DIV><BR>Last month I told you that <STRONG>South African</STRONG> immigration authorities were implementing some new documentation requirements that would affect anyone traveling with under-aged children. The deadline announced at that time was September 1. That deadline has now been pushed back to October 1, well past the summer vacation period when most family safaris take place...... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1376 Important Deadlines http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1371 <P align=center>Here are the important permitting developments to watch for this month in the US.<BR>Compiled by Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor<BR>July 21, 2014 <BR> <TABLE class=ae_noborder align=center> <TBODY> <TR> <TD>The listing below includes current year information for big game hunts in each state. The listing will be maintained and updated as a planning tool even though deadlines may have passed. As <EM>The Hunting Report</EM> is "…for hunters who travel," all information below is based on nonresident status. Different license fees and, in some cases, deadlines apply to residents of the states listed. <BR><BR> <TABLE class=ae_noborder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="90%" align=center border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=#3e473e height=1 colSpan=3><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.huntingreport.com/images2/blank_spacer.gif" width=1 height=1></TD></TR> <TR> <TD bgColor=#3e473e width=1><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.huntingreport.com/images2/blank_spacer.gif" width=1 height=1></TD> <TD bgColor=#515d51> <TABLE class=ae_noborder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.huntingreport.com/images2/blank_spacer.gif" width=3 height=17></TD> <TD><STRONG><FONT class=title>Western States Deadlines</FONT></STRONG> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD> <TD bgColor=#3e473e width=1><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.huntingreport.com/images2/blank_spacer.gif" width=1 height=1></TD></TR> <TR> <TD bgColor=#3e473e height=1 colSpan=3><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.huntingreport.com/images2/blank_spacer.gif" width=1 height=1></TD></TR> <TR> <TD bgColor=#c0c0c0 width=1><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.huntingreport.com/images2/blank_spacer.gif" width=1 height=1></TD> <TD> <TABLE class=ae_noborder cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD bgColor=#fffffa width="100%"> <TABLE class=ae_noborder cellSpacing=10 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0> <TBODY> <TR> <TD><STRONG>State</STRONG></TD> <TD></TD> <TD><STRONG>Telephone</STRONG></TD> <TD></TD> <TD><STRONG>Comments</STRONG></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Arizona</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>602-942-3000</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top> <A href="http://www.azgfd.gov/" target=_blank>http://www.azgfd.gov/</A> The 2014 deadline for pronghorn and elk permits was February 11. Licenses were mailed to hunters who were successful in the draw by April 18, 2014. Bighorn, deer, fall turkey, fall buffalo, fall javelina and mountain lion regulations became available in mid-May, deadline was June 10. Non-permit (OTC) lion permits are available year-round. OTC archery deer permits also available for fall hunts. New license structure/fees in place starting January 1, 2014. Nonresidents are required to purchase a $160 Combination Hunting and Fishing License to apply for draw permits. Expect the drawing for spring hunts (turkey, bison, javelina and bear) to be available online in early October. If you purchased the 365-day license for the fall draw, it will cover the spring draw as well.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Colorado</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>303-297-1192</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top> <A href="http://cpw.state.co.us/" target=_blank>http://cpw.state.co.us/</A>; 2014 big game brochures available. There are 2 separate brochures (sheep and goat in one brochure, elk, deer, pronghorn and moose in another). 2014 big game application deadline was April 1. Results posted online by May 30. You must pay for one $10 Conservation Stamp each year, but you can do so while applying for your special draw license (if applying for more than one species, you only need to pay for one Conservation Stamp). You must submit the entire license fee with your application (deer $364, bull elk $604, pronghorn $364, moose $2,009, bear $354, Rocky Mountain bighorn sheep $2,009, desert bighorn sheep $1,339, mountain goat $2,009). In 2014, there is one nonresident desert bighorn permit in CO and there are no preference points for desert sheep. Mountain lion season runs November through March with a new season (on the new license) April 1-30. OTC elk, bear and leftover limited licenses will go on sale August 5 at 9 AM MDT. The OTC elk permit is valid in much of the state.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Idaho</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>208-334-3700</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://www.fishandgame.idaho.gov/" target=_blank>http://www.fishandgame.idaho.gov/</A>; 2014 nonresident licenses available, including OTC deer and elk tags. Application period for controlled hunts for moose, mountain goat and bighorn sheep was April 1-30; if a nonresident applies for moose, sheep or goat they are not eligible to apply for another species in the general draw. The application period for controlled deer and elk hunts, plus all pronghorn licenses, was May 1-June 5. A nonresident hunting license ($154.75) is required for all applications.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Kansas</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>620-672-5911</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/">http://www.kdwpt.state.ks.us/</A> 2014 nonresident deer permit draw application period was April 1-25, 2014. Online or phone applications only. Nonresident deer permit fee is $337.50; if successful in the draw a nonresident hunting license ($72.50) is also required. </TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Maine</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>207-287-8000</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://www.maine.gov/ifw">www.maine.gov/ifw</A>Applications for Maine moose were due May 14, 2014. Applications were available online. Paper applications were also available, but the deadline for paper applications was April 1 (postmark or delivered). Multiple chances in the moose lottery are available: 1 chance $15, 3 chances $25, 6 chances $35 and 10 chances $55. If successful in the lottery, a $585 nonresident moose license is required.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Montana</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>406-444-2950</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top> <A href="http://fwp.mt.gov/">http://fwp.mt.gov/</A>. A conservation license ($10) is required for all applicants. Applications for nonresident combination elk/deer licenses and elk or deer draw permits were due March 15, 2014. Elk combination licenses $826, deer combination licenses $580. The elk or deer combination license is required to apply for special permit drawing (if unsuccessful in the permit drawing you may still use the combination license in the general elk or deer season). Moose, sheep, goat, bison applications were due May 1. Moose, sheep and goat tags cost $755 each, bison tag is $750. Pronghorn and deer B tag deadline was June 1. Deadline to purchase spring bear permits was April 14. Bear permits available through the miscellaneous licenses application (now online). Super Tag Raffle permit deadline is July 5.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Nevada</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>775-688-1500</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://www.ndow.org/" target=_blank>http://www.ndow.org/</A> Deadline for the mule deer guide draw was March 14, 2014. Application period for all other draw hunts (bighorn sheep, pronghorn, deer and elk) was March 24 through April 21, 2014. A $142 nonresident general license is necessary to apply for any tags. Tag fees are: deer $240, pronghorn $300, bighorn $1,200, bull elk $1,200. Additional application, predator control and convenience fees apply. Results posted by June 9.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>New Hampshire</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>603-271-2461</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/">http://www.wildlife.state.nh.us/</A><SPAN lang=EN>Applications for 2014 moose permits were due May 30. Online applications encouraged. Application fee of $25 due at the time of application. If drawn, you will need to submit moose license fee of $500. Results mailed to successful applicants by July 7.</SPAN> </TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>New Mexico</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>505-476-8000</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top> <A href="http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/">http://www.wildlife.state.nm.us/</A> <SPAN lang=EN>Applications for ibex, oryx, deer, elk, pronghorn, javelina and bighorn sheep were due March 19. Drawing results available online April 23. All applicants must purchase hunting license ($65) before applying. Habitat Management and Access validation ($4) required of all hunters and habitat stamp ($5) required for hunts on BLM or US Forest Service property. Full license and application fees due upon application: standard elk $555, high-demand elk $780, standard deer $290, high-demand deer $375, pronghorn $290, javelina $185, bighorn (Rocky Mountain or desert) $3,180, oryx $1,630, ibex $1,630, Barbary sheep $380. Additional fees for desert bighorn or oryx on White Sands Missile Range. All hunters must create an account within the drawing system to apply. Tutorial available online.</SPAN></TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Oregon</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>503-947-6100</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top> <A href="http://www.dfw.state.or.us/" target=_blank>http://www.dfw.state.or.us/</A>; Applications for controlled deer, elk, mountain goat, bighorn sheep and pronghorn were due May 15. Results available online June 20. All hunters must purchase $148.50 hunting license before applying. Application fee $8 per species. New this year, nonresidents may apply for mountain goat. Tag fees (due only if successful in the drawing): deer (mule deer or blacktail) $383.50, elk (Rocky Mountain or Roosevelt) $508.50, bighorn sheep (California or Rocky Mountain) $1,308.50, mountain goat $1,308.50, pronghorn $341.50. Spring bear (drawing only) deadline was February 3. Fall bear available OTC through the license division (not from vendors). Leftover controlled elk tags are available starting July 1, 2014 at 10 AM PDT. OTC general elk and deer licenses are now on sale. Many people wait until after the controlled hunts are posted to purchase general licenses, so expect OTC licenses with nonresident quotas (such as fall general bear) to fill quickly.<BR></TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Texas</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>512-389-4505</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://www.tpwd.texas.gov/">www.tpwd.texas.gov/</A>; Texas' drawn public hunts have undergone major changes in 2014, to an online-only system. Hunters will need to create an account, research opportunities and apply for hunts online. Twenty categories (including 8 youth-only categories) exist, including desert bighorn sheep, exotics, trophy and management deer, alligator and turkey. Application fees vary between $3 and $10 per hunter per category. Deadlines vary by category but begin August 7 (for alligator) and end in January, 2015.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Utah</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>801-538-4700</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://wildlife.utah.gov/" target=_blank>http://wildlife.utah.gov/</A>; Bear applications were due March 3, big game (bighorn, moose, mountain goat, bison, deer, elk and pronghorn) applications were due March 6. Results posted by May 30. Applications for bonus points only were due March 20. Antlerless application period May 30-June 20. All applicants must purchase $65 hunting license to apply. Online applications include credit card authorization to charge permit fee if successful in the draw. Permit fees: general deer $268, limited entry deer $468, premium deer $568, general elk $393, limited entry elk $800, pronghorn $293, once-in-a-lifetime species (moose, desert bighorn, Rocky Mountain bighorn, mountain goat or bison) $1,518, Antelope Island bison $2,615. OTC mountain lion tags available for units with available quota. OTC general elk licenses and remaining limited-entry permits went on sale July 10 at 8 AM MDT. Leftover general deer permits went sale July 15 at 8 AM MDT.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Vermont</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>802-241-3700</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/">http://www.vtfishandwildlife.com/</A> <SPAN lang=EN>Moose applications were due June 10, 2014. Both paper and online applications accepted. Nonresident application fee $25 per lottery. Two separate lotteries - 1 for archery permits (total 50 permits available) and another for general season (285 permits available). </SPAN></TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Washington</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>360-902-2464</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://wdfw.wa.gov/" target=_blank>http://wdfw.wa.gov/</A>; Multi-hunt applications (allows hunters to hunt all three seasons for deer or elk) were due March 31. Application period for mountain goat, bighorn sheep, moose, or draw tags for bear, turkey, deer and elk is April 15 - May 15. The application fee (per permit) for "quality elk," "quality deer," any moose, bighorn ram or mountain goat is $110. Deer-only permit $434.30, elk $497, moose, goat or bighorn $1,652. General deer, elk, cougar and bear tags available OTC and combination licenses for these species are available. </TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR> <TR> <TD vAlign=top width=100><NOBR>Wyoming</NOBR></TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top width=100>307-777-4600</TD> <TD></TD> <TD vAlign=top><A href="http://wgfd.wyo.gov/" target=_blank>http://wgfd.wyo.gov/</A>; Elk application deadline was January 31; results available February 28. Moose, bison, bighorn and mountain goat application deadline was February 28; results available May 9. Applications for deer and pronghorn were due March 15; results available June 30. All applications now online only. Permit and application fees due at the time of application; elk $591, deer $326, pronghorn $286, moose $1,416, mountain goat $2,166, bighorn sheep $2,266. Additional costs for special elk, deer or pronghorn licenses (separate pool with higher fees). New Supertag raffle ($10/chance) allows successful winner a chance to draw bighorn, moose, goat, bison, elk, deer, black bear, gray wolf, mountain lion or pronghorn license. The Supertag Trifecta raffle ($30/chance) allows the winner to choose any 3 of the above species. Winners must submit permit fees after being notified. Tickets were available until July 1. Application period to purchase preference points only is July 1 - September 30, 2014.<BR><BR>Full-price leftover licenses available to hunters who were unsuccessful in the initial drawing, but also by those successful who wish to take a second deer or pronghorn. Reduced price leftover licenses are for cow/calf elk, doe/fawn deer or doe/fawn antelope. Licenses will be sold in person at Wyoming Game and Fish offices and agents and through the Electronic License Service via the department's website (<A href="http://wgfd.wyo.gov/" target=_blank>wgfd.wyo.gov</A>). Full-price elk, deer and antelope licenses will be available July 10, 2014 starting at 8 AM MDT. Reduced-price licenses will be available July 17, 2014 starting at 8 AM MDT. A list of leftover licenses is posted on the website. Many leftover licenses are in areas with limited access. Make sure you have access (through outfitter or landowner) before purchasing a leftover license. Application period to purchase preference points only is July 1 - September 30, 2014.</TD></TR> <TR> <TD colSpan=5></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> <DIV align=center>* Over-the-counter</DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD> <TD bgColor=#c0c0c0 width=1><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.huntingreport.com/images2/blank_spacer.gif" width=1 height=1></TD></TR> <TR> <TD bgColor=#c0c0c0 height=1 colSpan=3><IMG border=0 alt="" src="http://www.huntingreport.com/images2/blank_spacer.gif" width=1 height=1></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE> The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1371 Where to Look For Mountain Lions – Part II http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1378 <DIV align=center>By Mike Bodenchuk, North American Editor</DIV><BR><EM>Editor's Note: In many western states and parts of Canada, a mountain lion hunt is a great way to extend your hunting season into winter. Last month, shortly after he returned from a "Mountain Lion Summit" with fresh information on the status of these elusive animals across the hemisphere, North American Editor Mike Bodenchuk took a look at the states where "lions" are hunted all year (read that article <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/email_extra/current_issue.cfm?id=1347" target=_blank>here</A>). This month, he's focusing on the states and provinces where most or all of the hunting is done on snow, often after other hunting seasons have closed.</EM> <BR><BR>To me, chasing a lion on snow with hounds is one of the defining experiences of North American hunting. Depending on where you hunt, whom you choose to hunt with, snow depth, and how an individual cat reacts to the hounds, a winter lion hunt can be a walk in the park or the toughest hunt you can imagine. The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1378 Save Valley Permits Withheld http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1375 <DIV align=center>Barbara Crown, Editor</DIV><BR>As this issue went to press most of the properties comprising the Save Valley Conservancy in <STRONG>Zimbabwe</STRONG> had not yet been issued their quotas from the Parks and Wildlife Management Authority, and operators there may have to cancel, postpone or move safaris elsewhere. We warned Email Extra subscribers about this in a <A href="http://www.huntingreport.com/worldupdate.cfm?articleid=668" target=_blank>bulletin</A> dated July 1. By the time you read this, the situation may have been resolved, but if the past is any indication of what we may expect, there may still be trouble. This is the third year that permits have not been issued to all of the properties in the Save. <BR><BR>The problem continues to be a disagreement with the government over the indigenization of the Save Valley Conservancy properties. According to Wilfried Pabst, owner of Sango Ranch, ownership of the Save Valley Conservancy is about 1/3 foreign-owned, 1/3 overrun and in indigenous hands, and 1/3 under some form of black Zimbabwean/white partnerships..... The Aug 2014 Issue Fri, 01 Aug 2014 04:00:00 GMT http://www.huntingreport.com/current_issue.cfm?id=1375