- Associated Press - Friday, December 4, 2015

LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) - Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks is proposing limiting the number of people allowed to hunt near Gardiner due to a declining herd of elk in the area.

The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1YNo2vy) that the proposal, which will limit the number of people who can hunt there to 75, will go before the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission next week as part of heir regular season setting.

More than 1,500 people were permitted to hunt in the Gardiner-area district this season.

At a crowded public meeting Thursday, state biologists said there were only 2.7 bulls per 100 cows in hunting district 313 last year, a lower number than they would life.

District 313 is known for its trophy elk, which migrate between there and Yellowstone National Park.

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Information from: Bozeman Daily Chronicle, http://www.bozemandailychronicle.com

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