Deer hunting looks good; elk still a mixed bag September 11, 2014 Idaho

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Deer hunting looks good; elk still a mixed bag September 11, 2014 Idaho, Idaho Statesman 
... There were 129,155 deer hunters in Idaho last year, and they killed 48,800 deer, for an overall success rate of 38 percent ... slightly above the 10-year average ... an average of 47,650 annually between 2004 and 2013, with a high of 54,200 in 2007 to a low of 41,805 in 2011...  from 1994 to 2003 averaged 50,700 deer annually, but ranged from 38,600 to 56,900... Many hunters have blamed wolves for the crash in elk populations in some areas...


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