Originally Posted by huntthedistance
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.