Cody Hunters Cited For Taking Too Many Elk

Cody, WY – Up to ten elk were killed by hunters after wandering off public land near Heart Mountain. Game wardens say the herd of about 150 elk were apparently prevented from returning by several hunters in pickup trucks. The Game and Fish Department cited several of them for taking too many elk. Wardens don't think the hunters intentionally tried to keep the elk from escaping. However, Game and Fish wardens were trying to haze the elk uphill to the flanks of Heart Mountain. And wardens say many of the elk were exhausted from running and confused about how they could escape.