State's largest game farm closing following violations
In April 2014, FWP said it found the Bowmans had inadequate fencing and allowed nine mule deer and two antelope to enter the game farm.
In May 2014, six DOL investigators and two FWP game wardens on horseback rounded up the elk and conducted an inventory. A helicopter also was used.
Six wild elk, four bulls, a cow and a calf, were found. The wild animals were identified because they did not have ear tattoos and tags like those on captive animals, Anderson said.
Records at the game farm also showed there were 47 more elk than than actually existed, FWP said.