Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Comment by Jack of Elk County Outfitters

Minolta XE-7: 85-205mm
This bull was photographed in a remote area of the elk range during the rut of 1998 and as best as I can tell was taken in the first modern day elk season held in 2001. This bull never grew as many points as some, but he had an impressive spread which was visible when viewed head on or going away. I plan on showing a head on view of him soon and possibly some video captures.

Response From Jack Manack of Elk County Outfitters

I was pleased to receive a comment from Jack Manack of Elk County Outfitters. Mr. Manack has established a blog to present the pro-hunt stance. We welcome him to the world of blogging and look forward to reading more of his views.

For those who would like to read a response from a member of the hunting community, please visit the post of Sunday, February 3, 2008 Titled PGC To Discontinue Controversial September Elk Hunt! and go to the comments section.

There are several excellent comments pertaining to elk in addition to Mr. Manack's response. Marvin from Arkansas gives some interesting insight on the situation in that state, while Michael Serafin from Michigan, who was at one time a Park Ranger in that state, also gives some input on the situation there.


Anonymous said...

I am against killing wildlife unless you need the food to survive.

Tom said...

I enjoy these post, and debating them with myself never mind others.. very very interesting stuff Willard, one that will produce comments from both side of the fence I'm sure... I would like to see these big bull go on for years and trophy hunts for the biggest and best stopped. Biggest and best in line is what is needed... it these Genes which need to be passed down and make the herds survive. If hunts must go on.. it should be the weak, and sickly ones that are culled, or accesses in number.
This is not my area or country, but thats my opinion for what it is worth..

imac said...

The momentum is moving well willard, lets hope it goes well.
I think that you are doing stirling work.Well done.

Happy Valentines Day to you and all your family.
and see my Valentines message

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Hey Willard, just stopping by to say "Hi".

Sharon said...

I find it interesting to see both sides of an issue. Thanks. Your pictures as usual are wonderful.