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Pennsylvania study shows many more of state’s elk calves die than previously thought

This unsteady little creature was one of 100-plus elk calves fitted with GPS collars over a three-year study that Penn State conducted in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Game Commission. (Photo by Avery Corondi)

A three-year study that was recently completed shows that elk calves in Pennsylvania survive at a much lower rate than previously thought. This new discovery likely will affect future elk management decisions.
The research was the work of former elk biologist aide Avery Corondi, now in a master’s degree program at Penn State. It was done in cooperation with and fully funded by the Pennsylvania Game Commission.

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