Elk tourism, like many outdoor activities across the country, appeared to be pandemic-proof. The ability to have a personal safari without leaving your car caused traffic jams last year in Benezette.
Following several successfully managed Wisconsin elk hunts, the DNR is planning the fourth hunt in state history this fall.
There were many highlights to the 2020 Wisconsin elk hunt, including the first elk ever harvested in the Clam Lake Elk Range’s southern lobe. One of the bulls harvested was also the first game animal harvested by one of the five hunters selected.
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Wildlife managers are forging into uncharted territory as they keep feeding elk in the southern Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem while knowing that concentrating thousands of animals on feed will likely exacerbate the spread of the fatal chronic wasting disease.
Out on the National Elk Refuge, where some 8,000 animals congregate against the cold, they leave behind racks of 20 pounds or more. By springtime, thousands of pounds of elk horn litter the National Wildlife Refuge unit.
CWD remains a highly serious threat to white-tailed deer and elk populations in Pennsylvania.
Illegal hunting activity involves elk, deer, turkeys and raptors.
Idaho Fish and Game said wildlife officers killed 206 elk last year in an effort to prevent the animals from eating thousands of dollars worth of crops.
Just shy of 28,000 Wisconsin residents entered the drawing for one of four once-in-a-lifetime elk tags. The winners are from the cities of Appleton, Junction City, Marengo and McFarland.
Instead returns to 10 permits, as in each of the previous two seasons.
Hunters would be allowed to kill only six bull elk in 2020 under a proposal the state Department of Natural Resources board is considering.
The disease was first discovered in elk in Washington state in the 1990s and has since been documented in Oregon and Idaho.
For the first time in its modern history, Missouri will offer an elk hunting season later this year, with five permits drawn in a lottery.
Applications being accepted for 2020 elk hunting tags March 1-May 31.
This unusual 2-year-old elk harvested 16 months ago in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains is FWP’s “Elk Zero.”
Flying aircraft low to count elk in Pennsylvania is risky.
Idaho Department of Fish and Game criticized for its lack of transparency about the hunt, which occurred on private properties, often at night.
The young bull was part of a contingent of animals transferred from Kentucky to Wisconsin in April.
The November to December hunt probably takes place too late in the year for grizzly bears to seek out animal remains that hunters leave behind
“This is the worst year we’ve had as far as elk poaching.”
The cow elk was harvested by a landowner on private land northeast of Red Lodge earlier this month.
In addition to the five bulls harvested by state hunters, members of the Ojibwa tribes successfully filled their five-bull quota.
All descendants of the original transplants from the early-1900s, they live in Elk, Cameron, Clinton, Clearfield and Potter counties, although, on occasion some stray from that region, including a bull that ventured into Cambria County in 2010.
The elk that were reintroduced to Missouri in 2011 now number about 175 and the herd is expected to be close to 200 animals by fall 2020, when that historic hunt could be held.
Wildlife officials in Colorado are warning people to keep their distance from elk during their mating season after a bull charged people, knocked a woman down and repeatedly butted her with its antlers. Video shows the elk running toward people Thursday near the visitor center in Estes Park near Rocky Mountain National Park. The woman escaped after public works employee Brian…