Data just released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department (NDGFD) indicates 58 percent of elk hunters were successful in harvesting an animal in 2017. The department issued 400 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 362 hunters harvested 211 elk – 112 bulls and 99 cows/calves.
Additionally, NDFGD issued four bighorn sheep licenses and auctioned one. All five hunters harvested a bighorn ram.
The department also issued 245 moose licenses last year. Of that total, 240 hunters harvested 221 animals – 138 bulls and 83 cows/calves.
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(Photo source: North Dakota Game and Fish Department)