Man pleaded guilty to illegally possessing and transporting 104 pounds of unlawfully taken antlers. Sold the antler pieces he collected for dog chews.
Due to CWD detections, DMA 2 now covers more than 6,715 square miles, an expansion of 2,101 square miles since last year.
About three-quarters of the farmers said they experienced elk damage over a combined 5,182 farmland acres.
Also ordered to pay $33,050 in restitution to the state of Montana.
With antlers both valuable and collectible, the hunt is a major holiday for many and an obsession for others.
It’s the first since 1998, and again involves a farmed elk.
Cow No. 13 found dead of natural causes at age 24 near Butternut in early April.
This latest transfer effort marks the final shipment of Kentucky elk to Wisconsin
PIERRE, S.D. – Chronic wasting disease has been identified in a captive elk in Clark County, S.D., the South Dakota Animal Industry Board said in a recent news release. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven says the owner of the 21-month-old female elk noticed the animal was ill and contacted his veterinarian, who submitted samples to the Animal Disease Research and…
Claim that feeding alfalfa pellets to elk to help them survive harsh winter conditions causes them to concentrate in groups at the National Elk Refuge.
With five available to Chippewa tribal hunters.
While the new DMA 3 boundary will be announced after all sampling of hunter-harvested deer is final, the CWD-positive captive deer would expand DMA 3 to the northeast, where it would encompass at least some Elk Hunt Zones
“Our population goal for elk is between 500 and 900 animals.” … “The survey tells us there are between 930 and 1,462 elk in Michigan.”
More than 5,000 elk had gathered on the refuge’s southern area.
After nine years, new show about Pennsylvania elk will complement old one.
The Game Commission is implementing reduction to minimize the impact of CWD on the deer population in this specific area.
Since elk were stocked there late in 2016, not a single animal has been killed illegally as regular law-enforcement patrols, real-time electronic surveillance and a vigilant public have combined to keep the elk safe.
These areas concentrate large numbers of elk in small areas for several months, increasing the potential for the spread of diseases among elk, including CWD.
Tony Hentz, of Melrose, and his wife were setting up for an evening Wyoming elk hunt in September when they came across a 4×4 bull stuck in a deep mud pit. They heard the bull making noise as it tried to get out of the pit. “We tried for an hour to get it out, but were unsuccessful with the…
Hunters filled 17 of the 22 permits by harvesting five bulls and 12 cows in two zones in Kittson County.
Research reportedly illustrates nearly 80 percent of rural landowners and residents support restoring elk to the area.
Park biologist spotted grizzly bears feeding on carcasses of three elk, at least one that was killed by a hunter.
The issue involves a mystery: About half of the elk calves born in southwestern Colorado die within six months. Of the survivors, another 15 percent perish before they turn a year old. And researchers don’t know why.
Agency hoping for public’s help in investigation.
Harvest included some large elk – 13 bulls were estimated to weigh 700 pounds or more, with two more than 800 pounds and the heaviest estimated at 894 pounds – 7-by-8. An 806-pounder with a 10-by-7 rack also taken.
Widespread extermination of wolves, cougars early last century meant elk herds able to grow in size, eating away willow plants and other vegetation along park’s streams, causing erosion damage. But in recent years, resurgent populations of wolves and cougars have restored the park’s natural balance by knocking back elk numbers and changing the herds’ behaviors.