Stories tagged: elk
Thu., Feb. 6, 2020
A picture of elk quarters piled high on pallets was shared more than 5,600 times on Facebook in January, accruing nearly 700 comments and more than 1,000 “angry face” reactions.
Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
Elk S19, otherwise known as Salix, is the first elk calf acquired by Washington State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine for its Elk Hoof Disease Research Program. Salix arrived on …
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 30, 2019
Montana officials have found the state’s first suspected case of chronic wasting disease in wild elk.
Fri., Nov. 29, 2019
Officials on the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest are leveraging grants to help rejuvenate isolated aspen stands important to biological diversity, with a particular emphasis on improving elk habitat
Thu., Oct. 24, 2019
The second weekend of the general deer hunting season in Northeast Washington was, like the first, slow.
Sat., Sept. 7, 2019
An elk named Elliott who befriended archery elk hunters at an Idaho campground has been captured by state officials who are looking for a permanent home for him.
Sun., Aug. 25, 2019
Elk are crafty creatures. Just ask any elk hunter.
Sun., Aug. 4, 2019
An expansive study of elk mortality in Idaho’s wolf country did what most good science does: challenged ideas held as gospel by both wolf partisans and wolf antagonists.
Fri., July 5, 2019
A multiyear research project aiming to measure the quality of elk habitat across the vast Clearwater region in Idaho is in its final stages.
Fri., April 12, 2019
Two hard winters in a row are weakening the health of Yellowstone’s northern elk herd.
UPDATED: Fri., March 15, 2019
The strange, captivating story of Buttons the elk might finally have a happy ending.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 13, 2019
A crippling disease causing abnormal hoof growth in elk, which became prevalent in western Washington about 10 years ago and later moved across Oregon, has found its way to Idaho.
Tue., Feb. 5, 2019
Good or bad, Buttons the Elk’s frequent human contact was of concern for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife, which relocated Buttons to the Mellotte elk feeding site in …
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 16, 2019
Hundreds of elk streamed across a road near Ellensburg last week. The migration was caught on video near Puget Sound Energy’s Wild Horse Wind and Solar facility.
Fri., Jan. 11, 2019
Idaho Fish and Game officials are deploying elk tracking collars this week as part of the annual elk survival study.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 29, 2018
Idaho officials are looking for any information regarding an elk carcass that was quartered and thrown by the side of the road.
UPDATED: Sat., Nov. 24, 2018
Although increased predation by grizzly bears, cougars and wolves, along with drought, have been blamed for the decline in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem’s elk populations, a recent study said scientists …
Fri., Nov. 23, 2018
An elk refuge in Wyoming will now require hunters to participate in a program to monitor the spread of a deadly wildlife disease.
Mon., Oct. 1, 2018
Bob Legasa, of Hayden, was bow hunting for elk in Idaho over the weekend. But things were going slowly. So, the avid outdoorsman (who is also a videographer and producer …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 29, 2018
Mountain fires can spark the growth of new vegetation that, for several years, can provide as much nutrition to elk as irrigated agricultural fields.
UPDATED: Tue., June 26, 2018
A court has ruled that a federal agency’s justifications for killing coyotes and mountain lions and other predators in Idaho to protect livestock and other wildlife such as elk violates …
Mon., June 11, 2018
If the elk of Yellowstone National Park had a spokeswoman, she would be working overtime trying to set the record straight about elk-human interactions: Despite the headlines, the average elk …
Sun., May 20, 2018
Elk are easy to spot against the green backdrop of the Skagit Valley, where much of the resident North Cascades elk herd that has grown to an estimated 1,600 is …
UPDATED: Tue., March 27, 2018
An Idaho resident won the won the 2018 World Elk Calling championship earlier this month.
Wed., Feb. 21, 2018
National Elk Refuge officials say the supplemental feeding program could be halted this year as western Wyoming experiences a warmer than average winter.
UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
The Northern Yellowstone elk herd, one of the most famous and closely watched in the world, is finally growing at a healthy clip.
Wed., Jan. 31, 2018
Government biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park are at their highest level in more than a decade.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Starting in mid-December, Idaho Fish and Game crews will be capturing and collaring elk using helicopters.
Thu., Dec. 14, 2017
Montana wildlife officials are asking their Wyoming counterparts to stop feeding elk after chronic wasting disease has appeared in the state.
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho …