Just like the different game genres across North America, Arizona's elk hunting has endured many ups and downs. In 1893, the regional legislator imposed a closed season, but this restriction was already late. The native elk population has already been eliminated.
Where did the elk come from now? Part of the elk flock created at Yellowstone National Park in Arizona was launched between 1913 and 1929. These transplants were successful and then by 1935, the numbers of the Arizona deer were supposed to be sufficient enough to support a limited hunt. Two hundred and sixty permits were issued and one hundred and forty-five elk ended up harvesting. These women were allowed to continue every year until 1943.
The first cow permits
As a result of World War II, no hunting season was implemented during 1944 or 1945, but restrictions were imposed on restricted hunting which allowed the first elk permits during 1946. The opportunities for elk hunting in Arizona increased almost every year thereafter due to the fact that ranchers with Biologists were worried that elk residents in Arizona might be getting out of control.
Prevent the numbers from falling
These fears culminated in 1953. In that year, 6288 signs of elk were issued and 1,558 of the elk were harvested. Had more than 1,000 of that number of cows. Due to numerous concerns regarding the large number of cows taken the previous year, in 1954 the Elk Arizona permits were significantly reduced and remained below 5,000 until 1965.
At that time, more than 6,000 marks were again given to fishermen. In 1967, the number of permits exceeded 7,000, and the annual deer harvest in Arizona was about 1,500 elk. These permits again began to be reduced; despite the fact that new hunting such as archery hunting, was implemented.
Arizona Elk Grows Population
Once again, Arizona citizenship statistics and elk permits were heading up by the mid-1980s. This encouraging progress continued until 1994. That year nearly 11,000 elk were transferred! This figure was unthinkable just twenty years ago. Since then, elk population along with elk crops have continued at a high level.
Arizona land and wildlife managers today continue to try to maintain and manage the delicate balance between elk and the environment in which they live. Elk permit revenues are used to conduct elk research and gain valuable habitats where they can live. These management and conservation efforts helped double the number of elk that broke the record in Arizona.