06-03: Landowner Input on Elk Hunting Seasons


WHEREAS, feeding the ever increasing elk population effects landowners; and

WHEREAS, feeding the elk causes damage to landowners by creating problems with weeds, fences and reduced forage; and

WHEREAS, the present elk herd was introduced (planted) and would not be as large as it is, if it had populated naturally; and

WHEREAS, landowners are more familiar with when the elk move/come in and local situations that effect/change elk feeding patterns, etc.; and

WHEREAS, better collaboration with landowners will improve the management of the herds;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that MACD shall support and assist in the development of procedures, & policy that would support the idea that FW&P include landowners input from each local area before seasons are structured.