South Dakota To Join Push for National Park Elk Hunting

If you’ve been following along, you know that both Colorado and North Dakota are pushing to allow private hunters (as … Continued

If you’ve been following along, you know that both Colorado and North Dakota are pushing to allow private hunters (as opposed to sharpshooters) to help thin burgeoning elk herds in Rocky Mountain and Theodore Roosevelt National Parks (see here). Now South Dakota is looking to join the cause.

From The Rapid City Journal:

_A state wildlife commissioner from Rapid City wants South Dakota’s congressional delegation to push for hunting seasons in Wind Cave National Park to control the park’s expanding elk herd. . . .

“I think the time is right, with North Dakota and Colorado pursuing it,” said [South Dakota Game, Fish & Parks Commission Jeff Olson]. “I know the (GF&P;) staff in Pierre is working on it. Obviously, Game, Fish & Parks would support hunting. The specifics are the big question. It’s a touchy issue.”_