Game herds continue to recover

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Big game herds

Antelope

• License numbers are slightly increasing in many areas, and the antelope season dates remain unchanged.

Deer

•  New white tail licenses are available (type 3 and 8), which are valid for hunt areas 7, 8, 9. The season will run from Oct. 1 – Nov. 30.

• Type 3 and 8 licenses are also valid for area 10 from Oct 1. – Nov. 30.

• Doe/fawn tags for both mule deer and white tail will all be combined into type 7 licenses for areas 1, 2, 3.  The licenses are valid on private land from Nov. 1 – Nov 30, as of this year.

Elk

• The biggest change locally deals with elk area 117. Reduced price cow/calf licenses will all be type 7 and valid off of the national forest from Aug. 15 – Jan. 31. The Game and Fish proposed that 400 licenses be available for the area.

• Elk area 126 type 6 licenses, reduced price cow/calf, will be available from Sept. 1 – Dec 31., and the Game and Fish proposed 50 licenses for the area.

• Elk area 113 is closed this year.

Ruffed Grouse

Ruffed grouse proposed to stay open from Sept 1. – Dec 31.

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