Wildlife managers point to the severe winter of 2016-17, which killed many fawns, for the dearth of hunter-killed mule deer.
“I thought, ‘Please don’t let this be real. I don’t want to die like this.”’
To this point, that’s more than 5 percent ahead of last year’s totals; and elusive elk put down by wildlife officials to protect deer herd, domestic livestock from disease potential.
The goal is to improve elks’ genetic diversity and grazing lands – with an eye toward boosting herds by at least another 10 percent.
A month later, Wyoming man still on the mend.
From a public relations perspective, the commission clearly lost points with its “customers” — the hunters and guides.
A herd is being grown in southeast Missouri after elk were reintroduced at Peck Ranch Conservation Area in 2011. But the elk shot recently was 200 miles away from the Peck Ranch herd, between Hallsville and Centralia.
More than 100 elk taken for a success rate of 89 percent, with numerous trophy elk harvested.
CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose caused by an infectious protein that affects the animal’s brain. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has increased the number of licenses available for a special Custer State Park antlerless elk hunting season from 20 to 60, the GFP announced…
Both eventually escaped on their horses.
Says the minimum animal requirement is arbitrary and they can manage the herds using science, adding that starting a hunting season sooner would generate license revenue and hunter spending that could be used to help the elk reintroduction effort.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks will be setting up check stations around the state to collect lymph node samples from hunter-harvested deer and elk.
Stopping the spread of CWD is important to everyone who enjoys the outdoors, and helping the Game Commission and any other state agencies involved with this task should be a priority for all of us.
One of the winners also drew an elk tag and, and when all was said and done, both he and his son harvested 6-by-6 elk on the same day.
The state Department of Fish and Wildlife will be ready to feed the state’s largest herd and in the process protect valuable agriculture and create an incredible sight for onlookers at the Oak Creek Feeding Station west of Naches.
Would allow hunters to kill elk before the state’s two herds reach a minimum size, with DNR saying it would bring in money and the herds could still be managed responsibly.
Thirty elk were fitted with radio collars to study their movements and understand how the disease may spread.MISSOULA, Mont. – An additional 766 acres of Pennsylvania elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access following efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a donor, the RMEF said in a release. Located in…
Big-game hunters should find the Idaho Panhandle a better than average place to bag meat for the freezer and have a shot at a trophy elk or whitetail this season.
Gary Cole and is winning artwork. (Michigan DNR)The Michigan DNR has chosen retired police officer Gary Cole of Dearborn and his acrylic painting of Michigan elk as the winner of its 100th anniversary of elk poster contest. Cole’s painting depicts a wintry landscape mimicking Wolverine, Michigan, where the state’s original seven elk were released in 1918. Cole, a self-taught wildlife…
Ellyn Conhartoski of Hayward, Wis., captured this video Sept. 11 of two rutting elk bulls battling on County Highway M, near Clam Lake in Sawyer County. Categories: Wisconsin Videos Tags: Elk
HELENA, Mont. — A grizzly bear feasting on an elk carcass charged a bowhunter in Montana and attacked him, slashing a 16-inch cut in the man’s head that required 90 stitches to close. “The bear just flat-out charged us,” said Tom Sommer, as he recovered in a Montana hospital earlier this week. He said it closed the 30-foot distance in…
Pretending scientific knowledge is untrue regarding CWD will not make the problem go away.
The 8- by 9-point bull has been submitted for disease testing, and results are pending.
“The right thing for landowners, tribal members, wildlife and North Dakota hunting enthusiasts.”
Sparring among young bulls is common as they prepare for the rut; what is unusual in this case is that the bulls keep returning to this particular location.
Mid-August is an exciting time in Elk Country – elk viewing and the elk rut are just around the corner. And to kick it all off, the Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Visitors Bureau and the Keystone Elk Country Alliance again will host a celebration of “everything elk” Aug. 19-20 during the annual Pennsylvania Great Outdoors Elk Expo, held on the grounds…