Big Changes Set By Park For Elk Hunt

Grand Teton National Park will make sweeping changes to its controversial elk hunt to reduce danger to grizzlies and hunters and curb the number of wounded elk. The changes, to begin this fall, include closing a timbered area along the banks of the Snake River where a grizzly was shot and killed last Thanksgiving.

The park also will limit hunters to no more than seven cartridges a day and prohibit them from taking more than one shot at a herd of running elk. A longtime critic of the hunt was less enthusiastic. “Just close the park hunt and get it done with,” wildlife photographer Tom Mangelsen said. “It’s still dangerous. You’re putting a Band-Aid on the problem.” Read more at or download PDF article (66KB)  c130325JHNG_ChangeToElkHunt