Washington Tries to Ease Elk Concerns

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It appears landowners in northwest Washington state have a new way to deal with elk pressure on their land. According to the Capital Press, farmers can now choose who comes onto their land to shoot elk. That’s a deal worked out by the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and officials in Skagit County.

“The county and state are moving collaboratively to resolve this situation,” Amy Windrope, WDFE regional director told the Capital Press.

Elk from the North Cascades herd reportedly spend more and more of their time on private land.

(Photo source: Tricia Stuckey)