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Hunting and The Economy: Idaho Sheep and Goat Applications Down Less Than 2%
May 28, 2009.
The 2009 Idaho Sheep, Goat, and Moose draw results are out, along with the drawing statistics.
Overall, applications for Rocky Mountain Bighorns, California Bighorns, and Mountain Goats were down less than 2%. (Due to the large number of moose permit areas, I have not crunched those numbers yet).
Applications for California Bighorns were up 6%.
Applications for Rocky Mountain Bighorns were down 5%.
Applications for Mountain Goats were down 4%.
This is fairly consistent with what we've been seeing across the West this year — applications for premier tags are down slightly, but not enough to get our hopes up. Diehard hunters are pursuing their dream hunts despite economic uncertainty.
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