Wildlife officials are proposing to establish limits on Montana elk hunts, specifically in the regions near Yellowstone National Park.
Officials of Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks are proposing to put limits on the number of people allowed near Gardiner for Montana elk hunts.
This decision comes as the herd near the park entrance is dwindling in numbers. Under the proposal 75 people would be allowed to participate in the hunt.
During the most recent Montana elk hunts, 1,500 people were permitted to hunt in the Gardiner-area. According to reports, biologists say there are only 2.7 bulls per 100 cows in this hunting region.
The district in question is District 313 and is known for its trophy elk which migrate between Gardiner and Yellowstone National Park.