Harvest numbers for elk on the Rocky Mountain Front have moved above the long-term average and mule deer numbers are improving, while the white-tailed deer harvest remains above average.
“The overall harvest is picking up,” says Brent Lonner, Fish, Wildlife and Parks wildlife biologist. “Hunter numbers continue to remain above average and that is likely playing a role in a decent harvest occurring despite relatively mild weather thus far the majority of this season.”
The numbers were collected at FWP’s Augusta check station– the department’s sole Region 4 biological check station – and apply only to a handful of hunting districts on the Rocky Mountain Front.
Elk hunters so far have brought in 202 animals (80 bulls, 106 cows and 16 calves) compared to the 10-year average of 172 elk.
“Elk harvest is now approximately 15% above the 10-year average with the majority of the above average harvest occurring on cow elk,” Lonner says.
Mule deer at the check station have numbered 120 bucks. The 10-year average is 157 animals.
White-tailed deer numbers stand at 139 (85 bucks, 39 does and 15 fawns), while the 10-year average is 125.
The general deer and elk season ends Nov. 29.
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