Moose, elk & bighorn sheep 2011 success rates

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2011 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk Harvests

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2011 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 88 percent for moose and 50 percent for elk.

Four bighorn sheep units were open in 2011. Game and Fish issued one license in unit B1/B2, two licenses in unit B3, and two licenses in unit B4. One additional auction license holder was able to hunt any open area. All six hunters tagged adult rams.

The department issued 163 moose licenses last year. Of that total, 159 hunters harvested 140 animals – 84 bulls and 56 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

Unit

Hunters

Bulls

Cow/Calf

Success Rate

M4

7

4

1

71

M5

5

2

1

60

M6

15

7

6

87

M8

25

13

10

92

M9

30

14

13

90

M10

67

37

24

91

M11

10

7

1

80

The department issued 520 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 504 hunters harvested 251 elk – 177 bulls and 74 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

Unit

Hunters

Bulls

Cow/Calf

Success Rate

E1

69

16

19

51

E2

124

27

35

50

E3

198

88

10

50

E4

113

46

10

50

 

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