Landowner Depredation Tags

Res #: 15-14A
Number: 15
Year: 2014
Midterm: No
Expired: Yes
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.