December 9, 2023

Pennsylvania Collars Elk Calves

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As part of their elk management program, Pennsylvania game officials have once again captured and collared nearly 2 dozen elk calves. Last year they captured and equipped 22 newly born elk and followed their movements. The intent of this year’s collaring is also to follow the newborn elk’s habits and use the data to help determine where it goes, if it survives predation, etc.

Of the 22 elk collared last year only two did not survive. One died but officials were not sure what caused its death and a second was shot during elk hunting season.

As the elk herd grows and spreads out into new habitat, officials want to know how predation affects the growth of the herd.

Tom Remington