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Old March 16, 2013, 02:08 PM   #6
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Utah hasn't announced it publicly yet (that I know of), but they've been discussing an Elk "surplus" on the South Slope of the Uintah Mountains during their normal wildlife meetings with the Indian Reservations in the area. They're saying we have 1,800 more Elk than the land can carry - primarily pregnant cows. However, that land has already carried those animals through 3 tough years, without a problem.

Right now, all signs are pointing to the same things they've done in the past...
Extra tags for the Reservations, an early (August) rifle Bull season, hundreds of extra tags for all of the Cow seasons, extra tags for the General Bull season, an extended 'late' season, and, of course, Fish and Game will head up into the hills in January to knock over some of the left overs (since previous efforts to cut their numbers have failed).

Instead of being happy that the Elk are doing well in a particular area, they will most likely choose to slaughter the 'excess'.
"Such is the strange way that man works -- first he virtually destroys a species and then does everything in his power to restore it."
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