Jackson, Wyoming – The Fall Creek elk herd south of Jackson has grown to a record 55-hundred animals. The Wyoming Game and Fish says that's one thousand elk over the objective for a healthy ecosystem. Spokesman Mark Gocke says one problem with thinning the herd is that much of their range is inaccessible. "It involves a lot of wilderness getting an elk out is no small chore."
Gocke says another factor is that there's been a lack of fall snow, which can push elk onto easier hunting grounds in the lower elevations.