Every year hunters make mistakes in the field. Hunters might: shoot the wrong animal, accidentally kill more than one animal, hunt in the wrong Game Management Unit, etc. Most of these mistakes can be avoided, although some are truly accidental.
Officers understand that mistakes occur. If you make a mistake, your best course of action is to contact a CPW officer
as soon as possible to report the problem. While you will still be subject to penalties, those could be less severe if the officer determines that you are cooperative, that the error was not intentional, or that it was unavoidable given the circumstances. Read more
If hunters see anything suspicious, please report it! Visit the Operation Game Thief
for details.Tactics for Hunting Late Season Elk, With or Without Snow
For those of you patient enough to wait until November or December for elk hunting, there are some great rewards awaiting you. For major factors influencing late season elk hunts and how to plan for one, be sure to read Gary Moore's full Elk Hunting University article