Survey of Far-West Texas Landowners & Managers Regarding Elk

Attitudes towards elk in far-West Texas are very positive, contrary to what elk-removal advocates say.

In December, 2009 under Dr. Louis Harveson’s direction, Sul Ross State University completed a survey of 1743 West Texas landowners and managers.  By 16 ½ to 1, landowners and managers expressed positive attitudes towards elk.  By 3 ½ to 1, they said they want elk on their properties.

By almost 2 to 1, they said they want voluntary large-scale elk management programs.

Posted by Chris Gill

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