JACKSON, Wyo. — National Elk Refuge officials say hunters have killed 92 elk on the 25,000-acre refuge so far this year.
Last year's total harvest was 126 elk for a season that ended Dec. 7. Officials have lengthened this year's season to until Dec. 13 in hopes of reducing an overpopulated elk herd.
Over the next several years, wildlife managers hope to reduce the number of elk that winter on the refuge from more than 8,000 animals to about 5,000 animals.