The National Park Service has released its "preferred alternative" for reducing the elk population in the Theodore Roosevelt National Park. It calls for elk culling to be carried out by qualified federal employees and/or authorized agents. Authorized agents include federal agency personnel and skilled public volunteers, including hunters.
The proposal is open for public comment until September 9, and it can be viewed at http://parkplanning.nps.gov/THRO under the "document list" link.
Comments can be sent electronically through that site or can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please send your comments in support of allowing hunters to participate in this endeavor.