Tag: Elk Population

Makah Tribe collars cougars for study

The treed cougar flattens his ears as the howls of professional hunting dogs mix with the shouts of Makah tribal wildlife biologists in a snowy forest in the hook Game Management Unit near Neah Bay. A tranquilizer dart finds its...

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Puyallup Tribe opposes expanded hunt on weak elk herd

The Puyallup Tribe of Indians is opposing a proposed expanded hunt on the fewer than 1,000-animal herd. To decrease the number of human and elk interactions, the State of Washington is proposing an expanded hunt on antlerless elk along state Route 12 between Packwood and Morton. An expanded harvest on the South Rainier elk herd could cause the weak elk population to crash. The herd’s target population is more than 2,100, according to the tribal and state co-managers.

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Newspapers, TV cover elk relocation

King 5 news ran a story on Friday about the relocation of six elk from Whatcom County to Snohomish County. Watch the video here. Over the weekend, The Bellingham Herald and the Skagit Valley Herald (subscription required) ran...

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