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David Sparks Ph.d Elk Solution
by David Sparks Ph.d, click here for bio

Program: Idaho Ag Today
Date: October 13, 2017

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A task force of legislators, officials from the Idaho Department of Fish and Game, the Idaho Sportsmen’s Commission and ranchers recently came together to try and figure out how to handle elk herds that are costing ranchers in Lemhi County a lot of money. Allowing responsible hunters to come on ranch lands and harvest the elk has been one tact but as yet has not been very effective. Fish and Game Director Ed Shriver says the solution to the problem is complex: “Not every landowner wants hunters on his property, we understand your rights as private landowners. I think you all understand how complex it is for us to find solutions that dovetail into your operation and meet your needs.” Curtis Hendrix, regional wildlife manager says events like the task force are very useful for finding a solution everyone can live with.

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