November 6, 2014

From MTPR.org

Shooting into a large elk herd may not be illegal, but is it ethical?

Experts say, “not really.”

But that’s just what happened last weekend in the White’s Gulch area on the east side of Canyon Ferry Reservoir outside Helena.

Fish, Wildlife and Parks Game Warden Justin Feddes says hunters spotted a herd of about 500 elk at first light on Sunday. Feddes reports they started shooting, which scattered the rest of the herd onto a mix of private and public lands.

By the end of it, 30 elk lay dead. A handful of others were seriously wounded. Feddes says no one knows how many others were wounded, but still able to walk.

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