A proposal presented to the Natural Resources Commission, and is expected to pass at the April 7 meeting, would reduce the number of elk tags given for the 2011 season. The amount of tags recommended will be 155, with 55 valid for any elk, and 100 for a cow or calf only. This is down from the 230 that were given for the 2010 season. This is being done in order to maintain the number of Michigan's elk herd (before calving) at 800-900 animals. In 2010, 38,592 applications were submitted for the 230 tags that were given out.