Apr 01, 2017 Shadow of the Rockies 0 comment

WY Elk hunting still some of the Best in the West

Wyoming hunters harvested the second-highest number of elk in recent history.

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3/28/2017 10:50:19 AM

CHEYENNE – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department forecasted that the 2016 hunting season would be a good year for high hunter success, and that prediction rang true last fall. Wyoming hunters harvested the second-highest number of elk in recent history.

“A mild winter in 2015 and good moisture during the growing season bolstered plant growth providing great habitat for Wyoming’s wildlife,” said Doug Brimeyer, Game and Fish deputy chief of wildlife “The 2016-17 winter had localized impacts on some elk herds but overall elk numbers remain very strong statewide and hunters can expect another exceptional hunting season this fall.”

During the 2016 elk season, hunters reported 44.5% success with a total of 25,852 elk taken. Bull harvest was the highest within the last ten years among both resident and non-resident hunters.

For more detail log on to: wgfd.wyo.gov