Idaho Herd Status September 18, 201

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Idaho Herd Status  September 18, 2013 Rexburg Standard Journal
... We've had back-to-back dry years, which typically means light fawns, but we also had a mild winter. Fish and Game's fawn monitoring showed about 60 percent of mule deer fawns statewide survived last winter, which is about 10 percent above average... [Elk] Harvest has been fairly steady since 2008, ranging from a high of 17,470 in 2010 to a low of 15,135 in 2011...  hunters killed more elk in 2012 than in 2011 — 16,369 versus 15,135.  But the number of elk hunters has been on a downward trend since 2008...

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