The U.S. News and World Report published a story Sunday noting that many people are angry in Idaho after 206 elk were killed in a state-sponsored study.
The article states:
The hunting and fishing group Idaho For Wildlife recently posted photos online of butchered elk quarters stacked on pallets, drawing attention to the hunt that happened between July and October of 2019, the Idaho Statesman reported on Saturday.
Steve Alder, with Idaho For Wildlife, called the study “atrocious” and blasted the agency for its lack of transparency about the hunt, which occurred on private properties, often at night.
“I don’t think we need a study,” he said. “I don’t have any faith in (Fish and Game or the University of Idaho).”
The article states the hunts were damage hunts, that accounted for less than 1 percent of the elk population in that area. The state noted it had to pay $1.5 million in damage hunts in that area last year.
Read the full article here: https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/idaho/articles/2020-01-26/idaho-wildlife-officials-criticized-for-elk-hunt