This article appeared today in the Idaho Mountain Express. It’s just another example that the elk herds are doing fine. I also hear the elk at Stanley are both fat and thick in numbers as well as up and down the Salmon River Canyon
The hills are alive with elk. Monarchs of the mountains roam highlands because of easy winter. Idaho Mountain Express. By Jason Kauffman Express Staff Writer

 
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Ralph Maughan

Dr. Ralph Maughan is professor emeritus of political science at Idaho State University with specialties in natural resource politics, public opinion, interest groups, political parties, voting and elections. Aside from academic publications, he is author or co-author of three hiking/backpacking guides, and he is President of the Western Watersheds Project.

2 Responses to The [Idaho] hills are alive with elk. Monarchs of the mountains roam highlands because of easy winter.

  1. avatar Cal says:

    This article states nothing about how the elk herds are doing this winter. You are making assumptions based on low snowpack and and elk not being bunched up at the feed station.

    You are trying to purposely decieve honest people that do not know better, and it is wrong!

  2. It’s only part of Idaho, but it’s a part where some people say, “the wolves have killed all the elk.”

    Every report I have had from people who live near wintering elk, say the elk are doing well this winter.

    I hate feed stations, and I am dismayed that Idaho is starting to follow the crappy practices of Wyoming.

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