Elk

Big increase in antlerless elk licenses for South Dakota state park hunt

CWD is a fatal, neurological disease of deer, elk, and moose caused by an infectious protein that affects the animal’s brain. (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service)PIERRE, S.D. — The South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks (GFP) Commission has increased the number of licenses available for a special Custer State Park antlerless elk hunting season from 20 to 60, the GFP announced…

More than 700 acres of elk habitat added in Pennsylvania

Thirty elk were fitted with radio collars to study their movements and understand how the disease may spread.MISSOULA, Mont. – An additional 766 acres of Pennsylvania elk habitat is now permanently protected and opened to public access following efforts by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Pennsylvania Game Commission (PGC) and a donor, the RMEF said in a release. Located in…

DNR chooses 100th anniversary elk poster contest winner

Gary Cole and is winning artwork. (Michigan DNR)The Michigan DNR has chosen retired police officer Gary Cole of Dearborn and his acrylic painting of Michigan elk as the winner of its 100th anniversary of elk poster contest. Cole’s painting depicts a wintry landscape mimicking Wolverine, Michigan, where the state’s original seven elk were released in 1918. Cole, a self-taught wildlife…