Monday, November 29, 2010

Dead Elk Running - Grand Teton National Park

This Huge 6x7 Bull Elk has less than 15 minutes to live. He is panting from being pursued by road hunters in pickups participating in the "Elk Reduction Program" in Grand Teton National Park. He is in an area that is for killing cow elk only. A white pickup full of hunters cut him off with their truck and turned him so that he crossed the road into the area for shooting bulls. He was shot and killed soon after. I took this photo yesterday.

This "Hunt" is sanctioned by Teton National Park Officials and results in elk being shot by road hunters with no resemblance to fair chase hunting.

There is no justification for shooting bulls in this elk reduction program. If they want to reduce the elk numbers, only cows should be killed.
This a money making "Trophy Hunt" disguised as a way to reduce the elk numbers..There has to be a better way to do this. Hunting in Grand Teton National Park is a bad idea. This is a horrible way to treat any animal.

1 comment:

  1. Golly, you bring so much to the forefront and it is nauseating the things that man does to the beasts of the wild. So much of what you share makes me weep and I can only begin to imagine how heartfelt these issues are for you so close up and personal~


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