This is not an overview of all of Wyoming, or even NW Wyoming. It’s a story mostly about the country southwest of Jackson Hole — the Fall Creek elk herd. Ironically, this herd is in the area where all wolves can be killed by anyone at will beginning March 28.

Elk herd prolific in latest census. By Angus M. Thuermer Jr. Jackson Hole News and Guide.

 
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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 Elk numbers rise south of Jackson, WY. Moose and pronghorn populations southeast of Jackson.

  1. avatar Robert Hoskins says:

    Of course, the liberal hunting proposals don’t match up with the wolf propaganda coming out of Cheyenne about wolves cutting into elk cow-calf numbers. It’s always amazed me that Cheyenne thinks it can get away with it. But it does. This is Wyoming.

  2. avatar Susan Rediger-Blackburn says:

    I call the pronghorn “live lawn ornaments”. I have 10 acres and HAD three German Shepherds. Had means for there welfare and the harassment I was receiving from Fish and Game and the City attn. in Pinedale (6 tickets for dogs at large, dogs harassing game) This is a fence out State I KNOW yet the fence I have is non-barb wire etc…. Have you seen this little buggers they go under around etc… I wonder if they are watching the border and tunneling under sometimes. O.K. my point is I gave up three members of my family for these rules but I sure do think I was done wrong. This is my land and my dogs where protecting it. I would have been better off shooting a human then a pronghorn. You can do that in WY. Whats up with that!!

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