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Sad to see, no doe antelope tags on the Parker this year either. Drought has been pretty devastating to the unit and doesn’t look to be loosening it’s grips. No sage grouse hunt on the Parker this year after 6 years of declining populations. The Parker has long held one of the most robust sage grouse populations in the state.

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Yep, drought is bad enough. Add in over harvest (on the antelope), and it will take some time to recover. Hopefully, the sage grouse can bounce back, but a 6-year downward trend is not going to make it easy.
 

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I have helped with the counts on Parker mtn for many years. Definitely gone downhill the last few years. I think the last really good year was back in 2015 if my memory is correct. The good thing about birds is they can come back fairly quickly--sage grouse less so than many bird species but here is hoping!
 
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