Elk NetworkNorth Dakota Elk, Moose, Sheep Hunters Fared Well in 2019

General | March 9, 2020

If you want to be successful while hunting, you may want to give North Dakota a try. Statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2019 season for bighorn sheep was 100 percent, 87 percent for moose and 62 percent for elk.

The department issued 487 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 449 hunters harvested 279 elk – 155 bulls and 124 cows/calves. Of 475 issued moose licenses, hunters took 389 animals – 154 bulls and 235 cows/calves.

Additionally, all five hunters who received bighorn sheep tags filled their tags.

Go here to see a unit-by-unit breakdown of the harvest numbers.

(Photo source: North Dakota Game and Fish Department)