The 2022 National R3 Symposium wrapped up last week in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. The 220 participants representing over 100 different organizations with an interest in hunting and shooting sports were the first to lay eyes on data released from the Council to Advance Hunting and the Shooting Sports (Council), documenting a slight decrease in hunting license sales in 2021.
Application deadlines, research into the best game units, bonus points: Any hunter who has never navigated Western states’ big-game draws has a lot to learn. Here’s how to approach “tag season” for your best chance at success.
While hunting participation at the nationwide level is down, license sales in Western and Southeastern states are booming.
Disabled veteran residents in Arkansas will have a new lifetime hunting and fishing license available to them this fall thanks to legislation signed by Governor Hutchinson.
Gaining access to some of the West's very best hunting units doesn't necessarily have to be a once-in-a-lifetime possibility. With proper planning and a little help—like that offered by Cabela's T.A.G.S. program—you can increase your odds of winning the license lottery.