Outdoors briefly

2012 bighorn sheep, moose and elk harvests

Harvest statistics released by the North Dakota Game and Fish Department show overall hunter success during the 2012 season was 100 percent for bighorn sheep, 93 percent for moose and 62 percent for elk.

The department issued three bighorn sheep lottery licenses and one auction license. All four hunters harvested a bighorn ram.

The department issued 143 moose licenses last year. Of that total, 139 hunters harvested 129 animals 80 bulls and 49 cows/calves. The department issued 315 elk licenses last year. Of that total, 302 hunters harvested 188 elk 101 bulls and 85 cows/calves. One additional license was auctioned by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the hunter was unsuccessful in harvesting an elk.

Conservation education volunteers recognized

Volunteer instructors for North Dakota’s conservation education program were recognized Feb. 9 at the annual banquet held in Bismarck.

Honored for 20 years of service was Robert Haglund, Garrison.

A 10-year service award was presented to Janice Nelsen, Beulah.

Among the five-year active instructors recognized was Erin Gullickson of Benedict. Included in among those recognized for two years of service was Melinda Flath of Garrison.