Nebraska hunters kill 102 bull elk this year

Posted: Monday, November 2, 2015 3:01 am | Updated: 7:00 am, Mon Nov 2, 2015.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska hunters killed 102 bull elk this year in the state’s second-largest harvest.

The state Game and Parks Commission says this year’s campaign is second only to the 2012 hunt that killed 105 bull elk.

In addition to the bull elk killed this fall, 31 cows and six calves were harvested. Those numbers will grow when elk cow season reopens Dec. 1.

Big game program manager Kit Hams says the numbers show the state has been successful in managing the elk population.

When the state’s elk hunting season began in 1986, 15 elk were harvested. Last year, hunters killed 95 bull elks and 81 cows and calves.