Monday, June 18, 2007

Possible elk hunt in park

The U.S. Department of the Interior said it is considering allowing qualified hunters to help reduce the overpopulated elk herd at Rocky Mountain National Park, U.S. Rep. Mark Udall said Friday.

Rest of the Story at: Rocky Mountain News Denver

My Comments:

I am absolutely in favor of this kind of situation and my only hope is that the park service uses a raffle format to allow hunters from all across the entire country to participate and buy one ticket each! The reality is that if they charged $20.00 each per ticket they could sell out over 100,000 tickets bringing in 2 million dollars for elk habitat, research and managing the hunt. If they allowed everyone to purchase more then one ticket each they could quadruple the results. As well they should donate 1 percent of the tags to conservation organizations to auction off and build revenue for those organizations. I really hope this goes through! I am sure they are going to have every hunter go through some kind of training program just for this particular hunt. Every hunter who is chosen for this type of hunt is carrying with them a tremendous amount of responsibility to hunt safely, ethically and remember that you are the example the world will be watching.