THIS RESOLUTION DID NOT PASS
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.