Elk

Two elk attacks in three days near same Yellowstone hotel

A female elk like this one, also with a calf, recently attacked a woman in Yellowstone National Park, the second such attack in a span of a few days. Officials are unsure if it was the same elk, but say elk often aggressively defend their young.CHEYENNE, Wyo. — For the second time in three days, an elk has attacked a…

Culling a possibility for Oregon Coast elk concerns, too

GEARHART, Ore. — A new state pilot program intended to control the urban deer population could help cities like Gearhart cull the elk herds that roam the North Coast. Cities that declare deer a public nuisance can petition the state Department of Fish and Wildlife for help to reduce population levels starting next January. “It’s not specifically about elk,” Doug…

South Dakota game commission sets elk seasons, reduces licenses

RAPID CITY, S.D. — South Dakota’s game commission has rejected giving fewer landowners an advantage for licenses to hunt elk in the Black Hills. The Rapid City Journal reports landowners still need at least 240 acres and 500 elk-use days for a preference license. An elk-use day is any day an elk feeds or waters on private land. One landowner…