This undated photo shows that after placing an electronic collar around the neck of a cow elk, biologists work to take other samples before the animal awakens during a recent elk capturing operation in the southern Bitterroot Valley in Montana. Biologists will fan out across the region to begin gathering information about mountain lions as part of a three-year study.
December 20, 2012 in Region on Page A6
HAMILTON, Mont. – Mountain lions in the southern reaches of the Bitterroot Valley will soon be donating their DNA for the cause of science. Most of the big cats involved …