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Hunting for elk management solutions in Devil’s Kitchen

Past and present Devil’s Kitchen Working Group members say the longevity of the unconventional elk management framework they developed three decades ago is a testament to the trust they developed — and the compromise they committed to — over many thoughtful conversations and shared meals. Onlookers noting the recent escalating tension surrounding elk management in Montana wonder if the group stumbled on something that should be more widely replicated.