Probe Clears Idaho elk rancher on disposal of remains from his elk shooting compound

This is from the Casper Star Tribune. I made a update on it last night, but it was way down to a past post on the matter, so I decided to move it to the top.

Probe Clears Elk Rancher. AP. Casper Star Tribune. Perhaps Ferguson, who owns the ranch, was obeying Idaho’s law, but it seems like an incredibly weak law, as has been the case in all respects about Idaho elk ranches and shooting pens.

This kind of burial would hardly deter a grizzly bear from digging up a great meal, and the bears will remember and likely just dig a little deeper. What happens now if the bears are cut off from food? The area is not great bear habitat, and they are hungry, getting ready to den in about a month or so.

It looks like local residents of the “Island Park area” are not convinced the problem has been abated and are undertaking some political action.

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Rocky Barker’s blog: Another elk rancher angers neighbors in eastern Idaho.