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Bitterroot Elk Research Project

 
  • Photo of telemetry

    Elk telemetry

    Group of elk being radio-tracked from an airplane in the East Fork of the Bitterroot.

  • Photo of telemetry

    Elk calf capture

    Montana University Professor Mark Hebblewhite, records measurements from a 4-day-old elk calf. Calves were outfitted with eartags containing a VHF transmitter and mortality sensor.

  • Photo of telemetry

    Calf ear tag transmitter

    Montana University Professor Mark Hebblewhite, records measurements from a 4-day-old elk calf. Calves were outfitted with eartags containing a VHF transmitter and mortality sensor.

  • Photo of telemetry

    Elk calf capture

    FWP Bitterroot Area Biologist Craig Jourdonnais checks the eartag of a calf before release.

  • Photo of newborn fawn

    Newborn elk calf

    Neonatal calf captured in June 2011 in the West Fork of the Bitterrooot.

  • Photo of a radio-collared elk

    Radio-collared elk

    Radio-collared adult female elk in the West Fork of the Bitterroot.

  • Photo of an elk calf wearing a radio-eartag.

    Elk calf

    An elk calf wearing a radio-eartag.

  • Photo of a helicopter.

    Helicopter assisted elk capture

    FWP Wildlife Biologist Kelly Proffitt boards the helicopter during the February 2011 elk capture.

 

Bitterroot Elk Research Project