Landowner Depredation Tags
Res #: 15-14A
Responses Received: No
WHEREAS elk and moose have been doing substantial damage to crops, hay bales and fences; and
WHEREAS compensation from crop insurance is not adequate; and
WHEREAS damages must occur for 2 to 3 years before the landowner is eligible to apply for hay fence funding; and
WHEREAS elk and moose numbers have steadily been on the rise and an increase in elk and moose population heightens the risk of disease to cattle herds;
BE IT RESOLVED that depredation tags be available to affected landowners and that the number of draw tags be increased.