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.