Montana joins Wyoming in Asking Idaho to outlaw Game farms
Here's the latest news from Boise about the canned hunt elk farms in Idaho. It still slays me that someone would pay 10,000 plus dollars to kill a fenced farm raised elk and call it a trophy hunt. More like a trophy butchering.
Montana governor urges Idaho to ban game farms, hunting reserves
October 25, 2006 6:32 PM
The Associated Press
BOISE, Idaho Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer is joining his Wyoming counterpart in asking Idaho to outlaw elk farming and private elk hunting reserves to protect the three states' shared resource of Yellowstone elk herds.
In Boise today to stump for Democrats, Schweitzer says he wholeheartedly agrees with Wyoming Governor Dave Freudenthal's call earlier this month for Idaho lawmakers to ban domestic elk breeding.
Farm-raised elk are prohibited in Montana and Wyoming.
In August, an estimated 160 domesticated elk escaped from a private hunting reserve in eastern Idaho near Yellowstone National Park.
Idaho Governor Jim Risch says those animals threaten the genetic purity and health of wild elk herds.
But Kent Bagley of the Idaho Elk Breeders Association says farm-raised elk are regularly tested for disease and most descended from wild Yellowstone bloodlines.
Bob from Idaho