Elk Herd Move Away from East Idaho Interstate
IDAHO FALLS, Idaho (AP) — Idaho wildlife officials say a wandering herd of nearly 75 elk that created problems for drivers on Interstate 15 in southeastern Idaho has moved on. The Post Register reports that the herd has moved to the open desert several miles west of the freeway near Roberts. At least one vehicle struck an elk during the several weeks the herd plagued drivers on both sides of the freeway. Idaho Department Fish and Game officials say they issued hunting permits to hunters to help move the elk to their usual migration route.
The department is now reviewing hunting regulations to determine if it should make adjustments to avoid a similar situation in the future.