North Dakota's 2011 Bighorn Sheep, Moose and Elk Harvests

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Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2011 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 88 percent for moose and 50 percent for elk.

Four bighorn sheep units were open in 2011. Game and Fish issued one license in unit B1/B2, two licenses in unit B3, and two licenses in unit B4. One additional auction license holder was able to hunt any open area. All six hunters tagged adult rams.

The department issued 163 moose licenses last year. Of that total, 159 hunters havested 140 animals - 84 bulls and 56 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

2011 Moose Harvest by Unit
UnitHuntersBullsCow/CalfSuccess Rate
M474171
M552160
M6157687
M825131092
M930141390
M1067372491
M11107180

The department issued 520 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 504 hunters harvested 251 elk - 177 bulls and 74 cows/calves. Harvest for each unit follows:

2011 Elk Harvest by Unit
UnitHuntersBullsCow/CalfSuccess Rate
E169161951
E2124273550
E3198881050
E4113461050