Trouble on the range Mark Nale CentreDaily.com
The Pennsylvania Elk Herd is a very valuable resource to all the citizens of Pennsylvania, not just hunters. Tourism thrives in elk country providing resources to a struggling economy. Why is it then that the Pennsylvania Game Commission allows farmers to indiscriminately kill elk for crop damage?
I understand that the game commission has limited resources and fencing can be very costly. That being said, it seems like a good investment for the state to assist farmers with fencing that will protect against crop damage by elk , deer and bear and protect the tourism industry as well.
What are your thoughts? There has to be a better way of managing our natural resources than simply saying to a farmer, if elk are causing damage, by all means shoot them!