Any hunting in state parks must adhere to Utah law, federal law, DWR regulations, and all county and local ordinances governing hunting, guns, and shooting. More information regarding hunting in state parks may be found by clicking here.
Unless permitted by the Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources, hunting is forbidden in Minnesota state parks. Learn about unique hunts that take place in state parks.
In most circumstances, in order to hunt lawfully in the United States, you must get a hunting license from the state where the hunt takes place and meet the standards of the state fish and game department. Some states may be easier than others to get a license, so check with your local wildlife agency about how easy it is to get a license there.
In general, if you are living in the state legally, have an address there, and can prove that you will be using equipment registered in the state, you should be able to get a license. Certain exceptions may apply, such as if you are not a citizen of the United States or not legally entitled to be in the country. Contact the fish and game department for more information on requirements for non-resident hunters.
It is your responsibility to make sure you are licensed to hunt in the state you plan to go hunting. If you aren't licensed, you can't go hunting. Even if you think you might be able to get away with not getting a license, chances are someone will notice you're missing and report you to the police. The last thing you want is to get caught without a license!
Some states may offer special permits or exemptions for people who work in certain fields or have proven track records of success at taking specific types of animals.
On state park grounds, hunting is not authorized. Pearl Lake, on the other hand, backs up to the Routt National Forest, where large game, small game, and waterfowl hunting is authorized. During the normal big-game seasons, many hunters utilize the Pearl Lake campsite as a base camp to reach other neighboring hunting locations. Private property rights limit what you can do on another person's land, so if you are arrested for hunting while on state forest land, it would be your responsibility to show that you had the owner's permission to be there.
Hunting on national forest land is allowed only during specific times and seasons established by federal law. Those who violate this rule may be subject to legal action by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. People also can be fined if they are found with guns or animals without a license.
During these hunts, access to parks vary across the state. Some state parks are still available to all visitors, while others have restricted public access and are only open to hunters with special permissions. In January, there will be CWD deer hunts.
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In Washington, over half of the property is controlled by the government and available to hunters and recreationalists. These lands are governed by either state or federal governments. The WDFW and WDNR oversee state-owned hunting properties. Public lands are also owned by Washington State Parks. Hunting is not permitted in state parks. However, hunters can use public land within their boundaries for recreation purposes.
Private landowners may allow people to hunt on their land but cannot prevent others from not hunting. If you ask your landowner if you can hunt on their property, they can say yes or no. Whether you can or cannot hunt on private land is up to them. They can charge a fee for access to hunt on their property though this is not common practice.
Hunting deer on your own property requires planning ahead and understanding local regulations. First, check with your landowner to make sure it's okay to hunt on their property. If you plan to shoot deer on private land, get permission first. You never know what kind of rules the owner might have so it's best to ask first before shooting any deer.
If you want to hunt deer off-property but on public land, contact the agency that controls these areas first to make sure it's okay to do so. For example, if you want to hunt on BLM land, talk to a representative from the Bureau of Land Management before going out into the field.