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Wyoming commissioner wants more elk

Updated: May 31, 2006, 7:25 PM ET
Associated Press — Sept. 2, 2005

JACKSON, Wyo. — A Wyoming Game and Fish Commission member thinks the Jackson Hole elk herd should have more animals — not fewer, as the federal government would like.

Clark Allan said the threat of wildlife diseases doesn't justify reducing elk numbers. He also said that more elk are justified because of wolves and grizzly bears.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed reducing elk numbers in the Jackson area by about a third, in part through reducing wintertime ...

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