Record 66 Bull Elk Harvested in 2009

Record 66 Bull Elk Harvested in 2009

Nebraska Game and Parks Commission
Nebraska Game and Parks Commission

LINCOLN, Neb. –-(AmmoLand.com)- Hunters harvested a record 66 bull elk this fall, according to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission. That compares with 57 taken in 2008.

Elk populations continue to expand in the state, and so do the number of permit applicants and permits sold.

The success rate of the 82 bull elk permit holders was 80 percent.

The Hat Creek Unit had the highest success rate at 100 percent, followed by Niobrara River, 84; Bordeaux, 81; Ash Creek, 78; North Platte River, 68; Box Elder, 67; and Boyd, 0. The auction permit holder also was successful.

The bull elk season closed Oct. 25.

Forty cows were taken during the first half of the antlerless elk season, which also closed Oct 25. The second half continues Dec. 1 – 21. A record 123 cow permits have been issued, with 24 still unsold.