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2012 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk Harvests

Monday, February 18, 2013

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2012 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 93 percent for moose and 62 percent for elk.

The department issued three bighorn sheep lottery licenses and one auction license. All four hunters harvested a bighorn ram.

The department issued 143 moose licenses last year. Of that total, 139 hunters harvested 129 animals – 80 bulls and 49 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

 

Unit

Hunters

Bulls

Cow/Calf

Success Rate

M4

6

0

2

33

M5

5

4

1

100

M6

14

5

8

93

M8

15

15

0

100

M9

30

15

13

93

M10

69

41

25

96

 

 

 

 

 

 

The department issued 315 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 302 hunters harvested 188 elk – 101 bulls and 85 cows/calves. One additional license was auctioned by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the hunter was unsuccessful in harvesting an elk. Harvest for each unit follows:

 

Unit

Hunters

Bulls

Cow/Calf

Success Rate

E1

67

14

31

69

E2

123

34

44

63

E3

73

37

3

56

E4

38

16

7

61