Tuesday, March 18, 2008

I'm not a hunter, but this is interesting stuff

According to the DOW, in 2007, 227,262 hunters killed 49,012 elk for a 22 percent success rate. Hunters killed nearly 8,000 fewer elk than in 2006 and for the first time since 1999, elk harvest dropped below 50,000. The drop is chalked up to warm fall weather keeping elk in the high country.

Deer hunters in Colorado harvested the highest number of deer since 1997 with 98,283 hunters killing 45,026 deer for a 46 percent success rate in 2007.

Pronghorn harvest and success remained high in 2007 indicating that unusually harsh winter conditions on the Eastern Plains the previous winter did not have a major impact on pronghorn populations. In 2007, 12,647 pronghorn hunters harvested 8,492 pronghorn for a 67 percent success rate. The 2007 pronghorn harvest was the highest since 1997.

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