While that’s a touch of good news after a challenging winter, mule deer hunters will see fewer young bucks in the fall, and in some places, very few.
Specific attention given to high priority areas in southeast and northern Montana, where confirmed cases of CWD are closest to the state’s borders.
Report says agencies should consider reducing the elk population through hunting, contraception and other methods. It also recommends gradually reducing the use of supplemental winter feed grounds in Wyoming to avoid the creation of large concentrations of elk where brucellosis could spread.
Licenses will be available for two concurrent elk seasons in Kittson County’s central (zone 20) and northeast (zone 30) zones.
Will pay more than $20,000 in penalties, with a 32-month suspended sentence and loss of hunting and fishing privileges for six year in illegal killing of elk.
But statewide, Wyoming plans to offer more licenses for antelope, mule deer, white-tailed deer, elk and bighorn sheep. Fewer moose and bison licenses will be offered.
Numerous changes coming in 2017-2018 for deer, antelope and elk.
Pronghorn antelope tags will also be reduced, but tag numbers for elk hunts will not be affected.
But variability in these numbers said to be due mainly to the movement of a herd that travels back and forth across the Minnesota-Manitoba border.
Biologists say the idea is to increase the harvest in portion of the herd to help control its numbers.
Twenty-eight Kentucky elk come home to the Flambeau River State Forest in Sawyer County, where they’ll be part of the Clam Lake herd.
The case emerged when a Wyoming resident watching “Hunting in the Sticks” on the Pursuit Channel reported that the men appeared to have killed elk in the wrong hunting district during an episode titled “Western Redemption.”
This year, Kentucky elk will be released in the Flambeau River State Forest near Winter to augment what’s known as the Clam Lake herd.
It’s a rare breed of person who is essentially able to be dumped in the wild with a dry cabin, herd of elk and team of horses and survive self-sufficiently for months while not going crazy.
Applications are available online now, with paper applications scheduled to arrive at vendors by March 10, and the deadline to apply for the hunts is March 22.
Washington, D.C., man gets $280 ticket after he launched the drone from a highway pullout and flew it over the resting elk herd.
Michigan’s wild elk herd is four hours north of Detroit in Pigeon River Country State Forest near Gaylord. Wildlife experts estimate over 1,000 elk live in and around this state forest.
About 50 pronghorn died near Payette in mid-January, and before that, seven elk died in the Boise foothills.
The state has a growing elk population and is home to nearly 10,000 RMEF members in 24 chapters.
All-time high harvest marks set for mule deer bucks, cow elk and total elk.
In 2015, Idaho hunters killed nearly 70,000 deer and about 25,000 elk, numbers not matched since the 1990s.
Man illegally killed shot elk in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.
Changes announced in permit types for several regions
Arizona agency: Testing finds no cases of wildlife disease
Horses also fighting for survival in what has been a tough winter in the state
A total of 100 state licenses were available — 30 any-elk and 70 antlerless-only licenses