All About Elk · Elk Hunt

Elk Hunting Season by State, 2016

Not only is elk hunting gaining popularity, but elk populations are expanding across the United States.  Due in large part to conservation work and comprehensive herd management efforts funded by hunter tags and fees, herd populations are exploding just about everywhere.   A number of states now maintain healthy herd numbers or are working towards that end.  While elk have not made a complete recovery to their original range, the future of elk hunting has never looked brighter.

Elk hunting seasons are now offered in 24 different states.  Want to know if elk hunting is available in your state?

Look below to see if an elk season is available in your state: (Updated Spring 2016)

Alabama: No – No Season Available
Alaska: Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Arizona: Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Arkansas: Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
California Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Colorado Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Connecticut: No – No Season Available
Delaware: No – No Season Available
Florida: No – No Season Available
Georgia: No – No Season Available
Hawaii: No – No Season Available
Idaho Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Illinois: No – No Season Available
Indiana: No – No Season Available

Iowa: No – No Season Available
Kansas Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Kentucky Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available 
Louisiana: No – No Season Available
Maine: No – No Season Available
Maryland: No – No Season Available [1]
Massachusetts: No – No Season Available

Michigan Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Minnesota Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Mississippi: No – No Season Available
Missouri: No – No Season Available [2]
Montana Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Nebraska Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Nevada Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
New Hampshire: No – No Season Available
New Jersey: No – No Season Available
New Mexico Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
New York: No – No Season Available
North Carolina: No – No Season Available [3]
North Dakota Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available

Ohio: No – No Season Available
Oklahoma Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Oregon Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Pennsylvania Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Rhode Island: No – No Season Available
South Carolina: No – No Season Available
South Dakota Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Tennessee Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available 
Texas: No – No Season Available
Utah Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Vermont: No – No Season Available
Virginia Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
Washington Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available
West Virginia: No – No Season Available
Wisconsin: No – No Season Available [4]
Wyoming Yes – Current Elk Hunting Season Available

A more general website that will allow you to easily see license information, regulations, and general public land hunting options for each state can be viewed here.

[1] http://rmefblog.blogspot.com/2013/07/maryland-passes-on-elk-reintroduction.html

[2] http://www.missourinet.com/2013/07/15/planning-to-begin-for-elk-hunting-season-still-years-away/

[3] http://www.citizen-times.com/story/news/2015/12/22/nc-wildlife-proposes-elk-hunting-season/77712810/

[4] http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/Wildlifehabitat/elk.html

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s