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War on Elk in Montana?

HankFrank

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I don't want to derail the recent Elk Council post, but I have been curious for a while about the details of the supposed war on elk that is referenced nearly every day on HT. I looked and have not found a comprehensive list of grievances against the current management system. So far I have read about

6 month shoulder seasons
Inaccurate and outdated objective numbers
Poor predator management
High elk numbers combined with poor access in central Montana. (e.g. Wilks bros)

Would some members with experience in this field chime in with their opinion? Are these legitimate issues, and if so, are there more that I missed? Also how did Montana end up getting to this point? Thanks
 
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