Hunters are you ready?!
The early season for the elk hunt in Jackson Hole may be expanded by wildlife managers. There have been excessive numbers of elk recently and they are causing damage to private ranches and a subdivision.
"Wyoming Game and Fish Department wildlife biologists say the idea is to increase the harvest on that portion of the herd to help control its numbers.
The proposed hunt would allow people possessing over-the-counter licenses to take to the field on Aug. 15 in unit 78, which extends from the Grand Teton National Park boundary to Wilson on the west side of Highway 26/89/191.
The Jackson Hole News & Guide reports that early season hunting there already exists but is open now only to people holding limited-quota licenses acquired through a draw," stated the AP in a press release.