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Kentucky Seeks More Landowner Participation in Elk Programs

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The Kentucky Fish and Wildlife Commission modified the elk voucher cooperator and elk restoration permit program at its most recent meeting. Specifically, it proposed modifying the point system used for the Voucher Cooperator Elk Permit and the Elk Restoration Permit programs in an effort to increase landowner participation. Commissioners voted to reduce the number of points needed by participating landowners to receive an elk permit. Commission members also recommended requiring elk guides to report elk …

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Bull Elk Put Down after Attacking Two Women

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Estes Park, Colorado, is “elk central USA,” especially in the fall during the height of mating season. Scores of elk flood into town and roam the streets and sidewalks. Unfortunately, one over aggressive bull had to be put down by wildlife officials after it attacked two different women on two separate occasions. One of them was watching a group of cow elk while the other was attacked from behind while jogging less than one hour …

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Canadian Bowhunter KICKS His Way Free From Black Bear

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A bowhunter in Canada kicked his way free from a black bear that pulled him out of a tree. “I don’t remember being scared. I just remember (thinking), ‘I’m not going out like that. Not by a bear. This bear ain’t going to get me,”’ Jay Haydukewich, told the Canadian Press. Haydukewich was in a treestand in central Saskatchewan over the Labor Day weekend when a mother black bear left her three cubs, climbed the …

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Grizzlies Attack Second Person in Montana

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For the second time in just over a week, a grizzly bear attacked a person in southwest Montana. This time, it happened when a bear mauled a woman on a private ranch north of Gardiner near Yellowstone Park. She received treatment for a bite to her leg after her companions used bear spray to end the attack. A previous attack took place when a grizzly jumped a bowhunter in the Gravelly Range. The Rocky Mountain …

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Elk Viewing Season Underway in Pennsylvania

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The peak season to see an elk in Pennsylvania’s elk country is between Labor Day and Columbus Day. “Our current population is probably somewhere a little over 1,000 elk,” wildlife conservation officer Jason Wagner, told WJAC-TV. “State game lands 311 in the heart of Elk County, and here, we’ve have probably the largest sub-population of elk. There is between 200 and 300, so if you’re looking for a place to see an elk, that’s the …

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Massive Poaching Case in Oregon, Washington

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Authorities may target nearly two dozen people in a poaching case involving the killing of upwards of 100 animals. “They were serial killers of another kind,” Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Deputy Chief Mike Cenci, told KIRO-TV. “I mean I don’t understand the psychology of these people, I never will. But I can tell you they didn’t care about wildlife resources. They certainly didn’t care about the law.” The suspects took photos and videos …

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Improving Michigan’s Elk Habitat is a Family Affair

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Below is an article that appeared in the Detroit News. Their grins say it all. It’s been a long day tearing down old fences and rickety sheds, but there’s nowhere on earth this grandfather and grandson would rather be. “I just wish everybody was as fortunate as I am to be able to take my grandson out in the woods and teach him the things that I learned as a boy from my own grandfather,” …

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Clear Your Yards and Property to Help Elk

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September is the most active month of the year for elk. Bull elk are constantly on the move seeking opportunities to increase the size of their harems and searching out chances to mate. It’s when elk move into the urban interface or walk down main street that they can get into trouble. With that in mind, wildlife officials urge people to look around their property or business and remove any items that can cause issues. …

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Old Elk Mount Reveals Historic Secret

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Have you ever stumbled across an ancient artifact? That’s exactly what happened to a man in Craig, Colorado. But it’s not only what he found, it’s where he found it that raised some eyebrows. Scott Moore is a taxidermist. He was working to restore an old bull elk shoulder mount. When he reached inside of its skull, he pulled out a yellowing piece of newspaper from the first edition of the Yampa Valley Democrat based …

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Tennessee Unveils Lucky Elk Hunt Winners

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How do you know you’re really, really lucky? When you’re one of 15 people to have your name drawn from among 8,664 entries to get an elk tag. That’s exactly what happened in Tennessee. Fourteen of the successful hunters, including the lone youth, are from Tennessee. The other is from an out-of-state man who won an auction with a bid of $13,000. The funds from the auctioned tag go toward Tennessee’s elk restoration program. The …