It will depend who you talk to, for the answer on this. I have own a camp in the middle of the elk range and I would say very little. Local farmers and some locals will say a lot; however, our dcnr and local rmef did a lot of work putting up fences to keep elk out of certain areas. 80% or so of the land in the elk range is public, so it is not much of a concern. Other damage you hear a few hit on roads and by trains that is all I can think of, hope that helps. Others may have a better insight.
i find it interesting how people complain about elk damage in that region but have no quarrels reaping the economic benefits generated by tourism and such created by the elk
You have to be kidding.There's basically two or three people that benefit financially from elk.The rest just have to put up with the nensense associated with them.
Really 2 or 3 people, huh. The money does not have to go straight to an individual for them to benefit from it. More money going into an economy benefits all not just those that recieve it directly. You might want to dust off an economics book or two.