Big-Game forecast for Idaho Panhandle Hunters


SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Big-game hunters should find the Idaho Panhandle a better than average place to bag meat for the freezer and have a shot at a trophy elk or whitetail this season, even though elk calves took a hit from the first tough winter in a few years, said Wayne Wakkinen, Fish and Game Department regional wildlife manager.

Elk herds have gained back enough numbers in the past three years to resume cow season in some areas where they had been canceled after severe winters took a high toll on elk.

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