Idaho Fish and Game

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Harvest, hunter numbers down for deer and elk in 2019

Hunters took fewer mule deer, white-tailed deer and elk in 2019 compared to 2018.

The 2019 statewide elk harvest and deer harvests were down about 8 percent and 13 percent from the prior year. The number of deer hunters in Idaho was also down by 5.5 percent from the prior year, while the number of elk hunters remained fairly consistent (down by about 1.5 percent). Success rates dropped slightly for hunters pursuing each species.

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