Elk legislation divides landowners, conservation groups (by Brett French)
By angelamontana

Posted: February 22, 2019

A bill and joint resolution introduced by a Montana legislator this week would provide more leeway for the Fish and Wildlife Commission to allow the harvest of more cow elk during shoulder seasons. The legislation got a cool reception from conservation groups, who see the measures as allowing too many elk to be killed before Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks has a chance to review how the shoulder seasons are working. That analysis should be complete this summer. The commission has already authorized another shoulder season for 2019 extending into 2020. To read more, check out my story at https://billingsgazette.com/outdoors/elk-bill-joint-resolution-pit-landowners-vs-hunters-in-montana/article_862bd299-ee93-51db-9f37-a4f97456e6bc.html

(written by Brett French – Outdoors Editor for the Billings Gazette/Montana Untamed)