Elk Hunting News

Vancouver Island Elk Poachers Fined
Fines totalling $4,000 have been handed to two Campbell River hunters for the illegal killing of a Roosevelt elk. The charges arose from an incident in November 2001. An inspection of the elk carcass that was brought into a local taxidermist shop revealed a noticeable gunshot wound to the animal’s head. Further investigation led to the two accused hunters, who claimed they had shot the animal first with an arrow and then with a shotgun to ensure it was dead.
2003 Hunting Seasons Take Shape
The Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks Commission recently approved changes in the 2003 hunting regulations and agreed to final spring turkey season dates, spring turkey quotas, spring and fall black bear seasons and quotas. The Commission will make final decisions on all license and permit quotas for deer, elk and antelope at its August meeting.
Elk Capture Complete
Michigan Department of Natural Resources officials recently announced completion an elk capture operation in Michigan, as part of the department’s work to monitor the health and habits of elk.
New Elk Study Underway In Blue Mountains
A new study to learn more about adult elk death rates and causes began this week with the capture of 64 elk in the Blue Mountains of southeast Washington by Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) biologists.
Illegal Deer Operation Shutdown
Law enforcement officers with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources (KDFWR) charged a Clark County man today with operating an illegal deer farm on Big Stoner Road.
Kremmling Big Game Information Meeting
The Colorado Division of Wildlife will hold a big game information meeting in Kremmling, March 6 at 7 p.m. The meeting will take place at the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office located on the Kremmling fairgrounds.
Antler Scoring Workshop March 1st
The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission will host the Sixth Annual Antler Scoring Workshop at Ak-Sar-Ben Aquarium 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Saturday, Mar. 1.
CWD Incinerator Open House Discussion
The Colorado Division of Wildlife is holding an open house Feb. 27 at its Fort Collins Service Center, 317 W. Prospect, to discuss the permitting and use of an incinerator to burn deer and elk carcasses generated from chronic wasting disease testing and management. The forum will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to allow the public an opportunity to provide comments to the Division of Wildlife concerning the issue.
Blue Mountain Poaching Investigation Continues
State fish and wildlife officers are continuing to pursue their investigation into wide-scale elk and deer poaching in the Blue Mountains, and a private hunters' group is offering nearly $2,000 in rewards for information leading to arrests and convictions in the case.
Elk Vaccination Can Proceed On National Elk Refuge
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s “Finding of No Significant Impact” concerning vaccinating elk against brucellosis on the National Elk Refuge is welcome news to the Game and Fish Department, reports G&F Acting Director Tom Thorne.