We are getting down to the wire for most big game hunts in the region. Weather patterns and early migrations have made it an interesting year. Here is this weeks report:
Antelope: This week brought a close to antelope season. It was a slightly below average season overall, and those hunters who held out until the end fared well.
Deer: With the early migration, hunters in unit 45 are doing well this week. As always, as the corn fields are cut, deer are on the move. We are getting pretty dismal reports coming from the northern units, however. Not a lot of buck deer are being seen. We are starting to see some very large bucks being taken in the desert units. In the southern units, like 54 and 47, deer numbers are good.
Elk: Good numbers of elk are being seeing in units 43, 44, 48, 49, and 50. Unit 45 is seeing an increase in numbers as the elk pull out of the mountains. Unit 47 is struggling as most of the elk move out into the unit 46 and 41 desert.
Good luck to all the hunters out there finishing up the season. November and December will bring a few late hunts for deer and elk.