Billings Gazette: Managing Montana’s elk wealth is causing heartburn for landowners, FWP and hunters

October 10, 2021. Writer, Brett French, quotes Jack in his article about the current controversies surrounding elk management in Montana: “When my grandfather homesteaded the ranch of my boyhood west of Three Forks, Montana, just after 1900, elk had been eliminated from this foothills area between two mountain ranges,” wrote Jack Ballard in his book “Large Mammals of the Rocky Mountains.” “With them firmly reestablished in historic habitat, it’s now hard to imagine my boyhood neighborhood without elk.”