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Ford's latest crusade is protecting elk herd

Actor Harrison Ford is drawing the line — right at his property — against Wyoming efforts to thin the elk herd.

Elk living near Ford's ranch belong to the larger Fall Creek Herd, which numbers 5,100, exceeding the state's population objective of 4,400 animals.

"The problem is that a lot of landowners don't allow permission to hunt," said Mark Gocke, spokesman for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. "That's why this particular herd segment has grown so much."

Ford has created a private elk refuge of sorts with elk summering on his property in South Park.