If anyone knows about the area where that happened those elk just sit in that same field ALL the time, they just screw up the field for the cattle and the farmers lose money, im with joby on this one they were just killing to get some meat in the freezer. It wasnt ethical but really the elk there are just a nuisance in the area destroying the farmland.
I know a bit about the area and the herd hardly sits in the same field all the time. They are quite mobile and will even move to the other side of the river from time to time. The area this took place in was not the open field owned by the nature conservency that has a viewing area along the hyway.