The Whitehall Ledger - Serving Southern Jefferson County in the Great State of Montana

By MORGAN E. JACOBSEN
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks 

FWP Proposes New, Limited Elk Season Structure to Commission

 

December 8, 2021



Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks is looking at a handful of new strategies to better manage elk populations and improve quality hunting opportunities on public lands. FWP will propose these strategies to the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission at its Dec. 14 meeting.

In recent years, Montana has seen a dramatic increase in elk populations in many hunting districts around the state. Currently, 14 hunting districts are at least 200 percent above population objectives. Data also show an overcrowding of elk populations on private land, limiting opportunities for public land hunters.

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