2006 Harvest Report available online
Also available for purchase
by Wyoming Game & Fish
September 4, 2007
Hunters still contemplating where to use their general elk or deer license, or curious about last year’s success in their limited quota area for any big game species, are encouraged to consult the 2006 Annual Report of Big and Trophy Game Harvest now available on the Wyoming Game and Fish Department web site.
In addition to harvest success, the report lists the total harvest and the average number of days to harvest an animal. The statistics can be found under “Harvest Reports” under the “Hunting” page at http://gf.state.wy.us. The 2006 harvest report book can also be purchased from the department for $18 through the web site or by calling (800) LIV-WILD.
Christine Leonard, the Game and Fish’s harvest survey coordinator, says the 2006 harvest survey, which was conducted under contract by PA Consulting, is a statistically accurate report thanks to the assistance of hunters across the continent. “The percent of hunters responding by Internet is increasing every year and was up to 30 percent for this survey,” she said. “That trend is great, because it’s saving money.”
She says harvest surveys will be mailed in November and urges hunters to respond to help reduce survey costs and increase accuracy.
Wyoming typically leads the Rocky Mountain region in elk and antelope harvest success.