The Saratoga Sun -

By Liz Wood 

G&F seeks public input on herd management


The Wyoming Game and Fish Department (G&F) has been compiling data for years to determine how many elk and moose are on the ground in local hunting areas.

On Monday, Will Schultz, G&F biologist, shared data compiled after the 2011 harvest.

In the Snowy Range Elk Hunt Area, which includes hunt areas 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 110, 114 and 125, the goal has been 6,000 head of elk.

Schultz explained how the G&F measure the herds using classifications of age and sex, surveying elk from a helicopter and from the harvest surveys sent to hunters who obtained licenses. All the information is entered into a...

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