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Old 12-06-2013, 10:24 PM
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Re: Took most the season but elk down

Congrats and I know as well what a tough season it was. I agree with Kirby shooting a cow elk should not have to be what it is today. Especially after what things were just a few years ago. This state has to do away with a few things some we are trying to control, But one has to be getting rid of shooting two elk a person that is still going on in a lot of areas.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:50 PM
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Re: Took most the season but elk down

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Congrats and I know as well what a tough season it was. I agree with Kirby shooting a cow elk should not have to be what it is today. Especially after what things were just a few years ago. This state has to do away with a few things some we are trying to control, But one has to be getting rid of shooting two elk a person that is still going on in a lot of areas.
Each area needs managed based on it's carrying capacity not a blanket management, there are areas that have more elk than ever others nearly no elk just depends on where your at, the management area I hunt and live in is well over the management goal, almost double at the 2013 count, and we have a pile of elk and as such we do kill two, those areas can and have been maintaining that kind of harvest for years but we also have good terrain for killing wolves so they are much more in check than most areas in MT.
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Old 12-06-2013, 11:59 PM
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Re: Took most the season but elk down

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Each area needs managed based on it's carrying capacity not a blanket management, there are areas that have more elk than ever others nearly no elk just depends on where your at, the management area I hunt and live in is well over the management goal, almost double at the 2013 count, and we have a pile of elk and as such we do kill two, those areas can and have been maintaining that kind of harvest for years but we also have good terrain for killing wolves so they are much more in check than most areas in MT.
I agree with what you are saying. Sorry I varied from the purpose of the thread.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:45 PM
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Re: Took most the season but elk down

I agree 100%!! The Fwp is our worst enemy with the elk. The biologist we have in this area does not do her job in the least bit!! The wardens will even tell you this. It is pretty apparent when they continue to issue multiple tags per person. There is no nock or cranny I wasn't in up in the area I was hunting this year. I had little success with finding anything! Yet when I called and spoke with the biologist she told me there was a thousand head in that mountain range.... Correction, there hasn't been a thousand head in that area in 5 years and along with several packs of wolves running the area that they will refuse to admit that are there have played a big roll.

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Congrats and I know as well what a tough season it was. I agree with Kirby shooting a cow elk should not have to be what it is today. Especially after what things were just a few years ago. This state has to do away with a few things some we are trying to control, But one has to be getting rid of shooting two elk a person that is still going on in a lot of areas.

No no!! This talk is absolutely fine!! You can hijack my posts any day with talk of wolf killing or about our messed up management program.

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I agree with what you are saying. Sorry I varied from the purpose of the thread.
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