I've been following this mess, it just makes me sick to my stomach. Sadly, this behavior spans big game hunting, bird hunting, and all aspects of fishing. What are people thinking? I guess the mindset of buffalo hunting continues.
This is not going to happen. I was in the cafe in Lyman over the weekend listening to one of the property owners. He was as disgusted as anyone but from the property owner's point of view the elk are as much a nuisance as the hunters were dumb asses. From what I heard the property owner was more disgusted with WDFW's handling of the situation than the stupidity displayed by the hunters involved.Hopefully the property owner and/or neighbors will name and shame these fools. If word gets out about who these idiots are I'd imaging they'd have a hard time showing their faces in public.
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.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.