Elk management group outlines goals

Montana elk management group meets May 25

Montana's Elk Management Citizen Advisory Group will meet via Zoom on May 25 from 8 a.m. to noon.

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Elk graze in a field near Gardiner, Montana, May 11, 2022. (David Reese photo/Montana Living)

The meeting will be streamed on the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks website.

Montana's elk management group comprises 12 citizens, selected by FWP, who represent a broad range of viewpoints and experience. The group is tasked with developing a set of recommendations to address elk management issues in Montana.

In light of some Montana elk populations being "chronically over objective," new disease concerns, continuing calls for more access, reports of crowded public lands, and more people than ever coming to the state, Montana needs new ways to manage elk, and the people most directly affected must be involved in developing solutions, according to FWP.

The group’s recommendations on how to manage Montana elk populations will be presented to FWP Director Hank Worsech by July 31.

For more information about the advisory group and to watch the May 25 meeting, go to https://fwp.mt.gov/aboutfwp/elk-management-citizen-advisory-group.

Upcoming Meetings

Here is the schedule for the advisory group's upcoming meetings. 

  • May 25, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

  • June 7, 1-5 p.m.

  • June 21, 1-5 p.m.

  • July 7, 1-5 p.m.

  • July 13, 1-5 p.m.

  • July 26, 1-5 p.m.

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