Bighorn Sheep Population Stable

The North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s spring bighorn sheep survey revealed a minimum of 296 bighorn sheep in western North Dakota, up slightly from last year and 3 percent above the five-year average. Altogether, biologists counted 104 rams, 170 ewes and 22 lambs. Not included are approximately 20 bighorns in the North Unit of…
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Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps Due March 22

Elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications must be submitted online, or postmarked, before midnight March 22. To apply online, visit the North Dakota Game and Fish Department’s website,gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are also available at vendors. Individuals mailing applications to the department are advised to mail early because some post offices use the following day’s postmark…
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Pronghorn Hunting Season Statistics

Hunter success during last fall’s pronghorn hunting season was 73 percent, according to statistics provided by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department. Game and Fish issued 730 licenses (474 lottery and 256 gratis), and 716 hunters took 523 pronghorn, consisting of 482 bucks and 41 does. Each hunter spent an average of 2.2 days…
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2016 Bighorn Sheep, Moose And Elk Harvests

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2016 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 97 percent for moose and 56 percent for elk. Game and Fish issued seven bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. All eight hunters harvested a bighorn ram. A total of…
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Elk, Moose, Bighorn Sheep Apps Available

North Dakota’s elk, moose and bighorn sheep applications are available online at the State Game and Fish Department’s website, gf.nd.gov. Paper applications are scheduled to arrive at vendors by March 10. The deadline for applying is March 22. A total of 389 elk licenses are available to hunters this fall, an increase of 51 from…
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