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Elk Hunting to Begin this Fall on Rabbit Mountain

Limiting hunting is part of a new plan to manage the growing elk herd in the Lyons-area park.

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Lyons’s Rabbit Mountain Open Space is about to become a lot less hospitable to its resident elk herd. Boulder County commissioners approved a plan to allow limited hunting there starting after Labor Day; officials will also try hazing and fence-building to encourage the elk to resume seasonal migrations rather than hanging out at Rabbit Mountain year-round.