April 7, 2009
Jamin Grigg, Colorado Division of Wildlife terrestrial biologist, gives a firsthand account of how he and his colleagues estimate local big game herd populations. DOW officials attended a public meeting Monday night at American Legion Post 62. At the meeting, DOW officials said they didn't have current population estimates, but hunter surveys showed a significant drop in the number of animals successfully hunted. Grigg said the slump probably was because of a warm winter causing late migrations and because there are fewer elk in the region.
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Critics of the Colorado Division of Wildlife throughout the past few years mostly have claimed there are too many elk, deer and antelope in Moffat County.