The Yukon government is more or less pursuing three opportunities to hold public meetings in order for them to be able to say "consultations were done"
The deliberations, discussions and decisions are very removed from the Yukon public...that's just how it's set up as a result of so many "stakeholder groups"
The entire herd has Winter Ticks and precious few have a sense of what to do about that. Could be devastating for our moose and caribou herds.
From what I recall, the draft Elk plan came out just before the realization that the herd had Winter Ticks....that fact should add considerable discussion....I know I've heard the thought to "shoot all the Elk and remove any risk to our native Moose and Caribou populations"
Elk have been killed close to roads where they could be loaded whole into the bed of a pickup. But it doesn't happen often and I'm not sure that is the experience that I long for. The type of elk hunting that I prefer requires rigorous physical exertion that can cripple someone who is not in shape. Being a college hockey player I have to be in at least fair physical condition most of the year but when one of my buddies got back from the Navy Seals he changed the way I think about physical...