I was very upset to hear about an elk being shot for being on the highway. Most people enjoy seeing wild creatures in our area and are very cognizant of the fact they might cross the highway. As it was, traffic was moving slowly around the elk, which was obviously scared. It is unusual for an elk to be close to the highway at that time of day. People called 911 to help the elk, not to move traffic.

I suggest that overhead bridges or underground tunnels be built for elk and deer to cross the highway. Isn’t that possible? Most people would donate money to help cover costs.

James Damore, Hailey

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