G&F Releases Big Game Harvest Numbers

NDG&F Press Release

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2017 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 92 percent for moose and 58 percent for elk.

The department issued four bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. All five hunters harvested a bighorn ram.

The department issued 245 moose licenses last year. Of that total, 240 hunters harvested 221 animals – 138 bulls and 83 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

Unit

Hunters

Bulls

Cow/Calf

Success Rate

M5

5

2

3

100

M6

10

7

1

80

M8

15

11

2

87

M9

79

38

35

92

M10

M11

77

54

50

30

22

20

94

93

The department issued 400 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 362 hunters harvested 211 elk – 112 bulls and 99 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

 

Unit

Hunters

Bulls

Cow/Calf

Success Rate

E1E

E1W

64

34

12

8

21

8

52

47

E2

120

28

38

55

E3

116

50

28

67

E4

E6

23

5

12

2

2

2

61

80

(Featured Photo: All five hunters awarded a bighorn sheep tag harvested rams in 2017. NDG&F Photo)

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