GF&P elk-season meeting expected to draw a crowd March 28, 2012 South Dakota

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GF&P elk-season meeting expected to draw a crowd March 28, 2012 South Dakota, Rapid City Journal

... Lions and elk go together in the minds of many angry sportsmen, who believe the predatory felines are the main reason for a precipitous decline in the Black Hills elk herd and a corresponding drop in available hunting licenses.... They believe the same about lions and their impacts on deer. The position of the GF&P biological staff, however, is that human hunting pressure has been a bigger factor than lions in reducing the elk herd in recent years ...

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