I've seen about an average amount of deer and elk this summer so I guess I'll just wait and see what the seasons bring.
They say this species is down and that species is down but this one might be up. The whole thing is a numbers game based on somebody's interpretation of their "data" which, at best, is a guesstimate. You can get different numbers depending on which individual's report you are reading.
I know there was at least one buck and one bear in the state but some lucky hunter took both of them so maybe the rest of us are just out of luck.