We have a ton of elk here on one of Ted Turners Ranches almost 600 hundred thousand acres. It is normal to have a huge herd 200 or more of Elk here where we live down here at Head Quarters. The bow hunt started here for one week, DH is a guide and avid hunter but he hates bow hunts to many injuries and not always a swift death as some of the bow hunters are not good hunters. All animals that live with in the five mile radius of where we live at HQ are safe as they are not hunted in this range. One reason for hunting is to harvest a certain amount of animals as to reduce the population so they have less competition for food in the winter. I hate it myself as some people hunt for trophies as opposed to food for the table. I will eat elk but prefer Bison which we also have. I can't watch the hunting part it breaks my heart as I love animals so much but I will cook it and eat it.
The rifle hunts will come up next
DH has instuctions to never give me details on a hunt and how they got the animal I just do not want to know.