- Associated Press - Friday, August 28, 2015

MONROE, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will hold a public meeting for residents near the William Finley Wildlife Refuge to discuss the movements and management of elk.

The Corvallis Gazette-Times reports (https://bit.ly/1KRJ96K ) that the meeting will be Sept. 1 in in Monroe. The department is seeking input as well as asking what elk movement patterns they’ve seen during hunts.

Residents are encouraged to harvest cows or allow hunters to access their property to hunt.

Officials say the elk population in the area is continuing to climb despite the most liberal hunting regulations in the state. The elk have damaged what, corn, Christmas trees and ryegrass crops and the fences surrounding them.

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Information from: Gazette-Times, https://www.gtconnect.com

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