Growing elk herds a nuisance for Alberta farmers
By Top Crop Manager
Ranchers and farmers in western Alberta say they are losing money because too many hungry elk are using their fields as a free all-you-can-eat buffet.
Growing herds are munching, trampling and pooping on grain and hay crops from the Peace region south to the United States border.
Fed up with the voracious ungulates, two municipalities want the provincial government to make it easier to hunt elk to reduce their numbers.