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Colorado Elk Harvest numbers are out. Note sucess rates Wy/Co

Old 03-17-2012, 09:27 AM
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Default Colorado Elk Harvest numbers are out. Note sucess rates Wy/Co

DENVER (AP) - State wildlife biologists say hunters in Colorado last year harvested about 43,400 elk, down about 9.5 percent from 2010. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said Friday the total is still more than in any other state.
Wildlife officials say the lower harvest may be partly because fewer cow elk licenses were available.
The success rate for hunters harvesting elk was 21 percent last year, compared with 22 percent in 2010.
Colorado has an estimated 280,000 elk.
Wyoming hasn't posted 2011 figures online yet, but the 10-year average there is about 22,000 elk harvested each year, with success rates for elk hunters averaging around 40 percent.
Hunters harvested an estimated 33,200 deer and 11,700 pronghorn in Colorado last year. Colorado uses surveys to estimate harvest numbers.

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Old 03-18-2012, 07:13 AM
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I have to wonder if the difference in succss rates is because (as I understand it), it's a lot easier to get a tag in Colorado than many states, so maybe Colorado attracts more casual nonresident hunters who don't put in the same amount of effort as someone who had to build points over the years. (I'm not saying that this is necessarily why, just throwing an idea out there).
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:43 AM
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There are a lot of hunters who just road hunt. I couldn't believe i never saw a person in September when I was a mile in.
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