December 2, 2023

Idaho Governor Expands Hunt For Escaped Elk

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Not backing down, Governor Jim Risch of Idaho announced yesterday that he is inviting elk hunters and private land owners to assist in killing any and all elk that escaped the Chief Joseph elk reserve back in August. To date, Idaho officials have been successful in killing 15 elk and tissue samples have been sent for testing to determine the threat of disease and genetic purity.

Elk hunters holding elk tags for the Teton Zone elk hunt, will be randomly selected to participate in the hunt. The Governor has also solicited the help of private landowners.

The owner of the elk, Rex Rammell, has vowed to bring a lawsuit against Risch and the state of Idaho. The Governor assured would-be elk hunters invited to participate, that they would be excluded from any future lawsuits involving this case.

*All posts on the topic:
More Elk Killed In Idaho – Some By Hunters
Idaho Elk Farmer Plans To Sue The State
Scientists Will Test Killed Idaho Elk For Disease And Genetic Make-up
A Helicopter, A Plane And 25 Agents Can’t Find 160 Domestic Elk
Escaped Idaho Elk Being Slaughtered. Wyoming Ordered To Kill Elk Also

Tom Remington