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2019 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk Harvests

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2019 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 87 percent for moose and 62 percent for elk.

 

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

 

The department issued 475 moose licenses last year. Of that total, 449 hunters harvested 389 animals – 154 bulls and 235 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

 

Unit Hunters Bulls Cow/Calf Success Rate
M5 5 4 0 80
M6 15 10 1 73
M8 15 13 1 93
M9 114 29 61 79
M10M11 180120 5840 10765 9288

 

The department issued 487 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 449 hunters harvested 279 elk – 155 bulls and 124 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

 

Unit Hunters Bulls Cow/Calf Success Rate
E1EE1W 8552 2215 2716 5860
E2 128 34 30 50
E3 150 66 46 75
E4E6 2212 144 05 6475

 

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