Hunting Regulations

Hunting regulations dictate the hunting seasons, bag limits, poaching laws and many other aspects of hunting. Hunting regulations differ from state to state so it's important to know how certain regions' hunting regulations differ.


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Why Many American Suburbs Welcome Urban Deer Hunters

Urban hunting might seem like an oxymoron but many cities and suburbs rely on hunters to keep the deer populations manageable. Here's how it works.

How Hunting Licenses Work

If you want to get through a hunting trip without a hefty fine or jail time, you have to be properly licensed to hunt. Read up here to find out what you need to do.

What's considered big game?

Big game hunting is big business. Whether it's deer and turkeys a few miles from the hunter's home, or lions and wildebeest on an African safari, millions of people hunt big game for the risk, thrill and prospect of one seriously impressive trophy.

How is the deer population counted?

Traditional deer-count methods seem pretty primitive; some even rely on counting roadkills. But there's a new approach to counting deer that can produce up to 100 percent accuracy. What military technology has been adapted to count deer?

Why can you only hunt certain game in certain seasons?

The opening day of hunting season is a big deal for sport hunter. After all, they don't get to hunt whenever they want to. But what determines the dates of hunting seasons, and why do they differ from animal to animal?

Is wolf hunting legal?

Gray wolves were once an endangered species in the lower 48 United States, but they've been coming back. Does that mean that they're fair game for hunters again?