February 20, 2020 VOM Podcast

A Fish & Wildlife Commissioner’s View

Are the extended elk hunting seasons in select districts – the shoulder seasons  – managing the populations as intended? Are they causing problems for landowners, outfitters, wildlife?

The five-member Montana Fish & Wildlife Commission is an important public connection the citizens have with our government wildlife officials. Richard Stuker, a Blaine County rancher, has been a member of that commission since 2013, and currently services as its Vice Chair. He joined Tom Schultz on Voices of Montana to review the recent discussion and decision regarding the elk shoulder seasons, as well as talked about measuring the numbers behind a seemingly increasing lion population, and also got a word in on the usage restrictions being looked at on the Madison River.