Cow Elk Provide Opportunities for Big Game Hunters

By: Paul George Email
By: Paul George Email
Nevada Department of Wildlife announced an increase in the state’s cow elk population, improving hunter opportunities.

Mule deer are among the wild game the Nevada Department of Wildlife report as well-populated in the state.

Nevada Department of Wildlife announced an increase in the state’s cow elk population, improving hunter opportunities.

The cow elk population grew about 10 percent since 2010 and has more than doubled since 2003, according to a NDOW press release.

“Biologists documented good bull ratios so expectations are for another good year for Nevada’s sportsmen,” states NDOW. “In addition, they observed 44 calves per 100 adult cows, which indicates elk herds are in a growth mode and will be able to expand into vacant territory.”

NDOW also reports excellent mule deer and antelope populations this year.

The deadline for big game tag applications is Monday, April 15, 2013. NDOW has more information on its website, www.ndow.org.


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