INWC Big Game Committee
The Big Game Committee works directly with the WDFW on
numerous projects involving big game. Some of the projects we've done
include: Bighorn sheep studies & transplanting, elk calf mortality
studies (flying in helicopters, spotting cow elk with/ calves,
capturing the calves, getting vitals on them, putting
radios on them , and monitoring the radio signals & finding
the calves if a mortality signal was received). We've assisted with
capturing moose, adult elk, whitetail & mule deer and collecting
vitals, radio collaring them, and tracking them.
Most recently, we've assisted the Turnbull Wildlife Refuge
with their elk studies, which has resulted in a better understanding of
elk damage to the plant species in the reserve, and some limited
harvest opportunities for some hunters. In addition , we've helped in
the Blue Mountain Tucannon area with elk & stock fence repairs, and
tearing out old unused fences (which helps prevent wildlife from
getting caught on them).
If you have interest in getting involved in these types of
projects, please contac me.
Ken Hoff, Big Game Chair