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Bugle boy

Bugle boy

A bull elk bugles, an eerie mating call that can start high and end low in a series of grunts.

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Elk rut prompts safety warning in Yellowstone

Elk rut prompts safety warning in Yellowstone

Bull elk rutting activity has begun in Yellowstone National Park, so officials are warning tourists to be extra cautious around the large animals.

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Free guide offers advice on elk decoy setup

Free guide offers advice on elk decoy setup

Just in time for archery season, Montana Decoys has launched a new Elk Decoy Setup Guide that can be downloaded from the company's website.

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Young stud

Young stud

A young bull stands guard over a group of cows and calves at the Slippery Ann Elk Viewing area in 2011. The area is part of the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge in northeastern Montana.

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Elk-viewing tour to CMR refuge offered Sept. 30

Elk-viewing tour to CMR refuge offered Sept. 30

The Central Montana Education Center in Lewistown is partnering with the Charles M. Russell National Wildlife Refuge to offer people a trip to the Slippery Ann elk viewing area during the peak of the elk rut.

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Elk hunters asked to assist with brucellosis surveillance

The Wyoming Game and Fish Department will conduct brucellosis surveillance in the Bighorn Mountains by collecting blood samples from hunter harvested elk this fall.

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Elk-kill proposal advances in Montana

Elk-kill proposal advances in Montana

State wildlife officials gave initial approval Thursday to a plan to issue elk-kill permits to landowners in parts of southern Montana as part of an effort to reduce the spread of disease to cattle.

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Elk management plan highlights commission agenda

Controversial plans for elk management in areas with brucellosis are on the Montana Fish and Wildlife Commission‘s agenda when the group meets on Thursday in Helena.

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Elk could recover from chronic wasting disease, study shows

Elk could recover from chronic wasting disease, study shows

Elk may ultimately not be as susceptible to chronic wasting disease as researchers previously thought, according to a decadelong study published recently.

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Hoof rot

Hoof rot

During a tour of Weyerhaeuser land, elk researcher John Cook said herbicides aren’t eliminating forage for elk.

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Elk hoof rot not linked to herbicides, experts claim

Elk hoof rot not linked to herbicides, experts claim

During a tour of Weyerhaeuser land, elk researcher John Cook said herbicides aren’t eliminating forage for elk.

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Idaho group challenges Wyoming elk feeding

JACKSON, Wyo. — An Idaho environmental group is challenging a 2008 U.S. Forest Service decision that permitted five elk feedgrounds in the Jackson Hole area of northwest Wyoming.

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Study: Chronic wasting disease won't wipe out elk

A 10-year study conducted by the University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department suggests that the effects of chronic wasting disease on elk may not be as devastating as once believed.

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Elk group

Elk group

The Elk Brucellosis Working Group will meet in Bozeman on Tuesday to discuss this past winter's hazing operations.

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Elk brucellosis working group to meet

Elk brucellosis working group to meet

The working group charged with developing elk management options in areas where the transmission of brucellosis between elk and livestock is a concern will meet in Bozeman on July 8 to review the results of last winter's activities.

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State leases 3,900 acres in the Little Snake River Valley for oil and gas

State leases 3,900 acres in the Little Snake River Valley for oil and gas

OUTSIDE BAGGS — In a normal year, Pat O’Toole might be more worried about the coyotes that killed 10 of his lambs the night before.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Survey finds Bitterroot elk numbers rebounding

Survey finds Bitterroot elk numbers rebounding

The Bitterroot Valley’s elk herd appears to be on the rebound.

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More elk

More elk

Elk numbers are rebounding slowly in the Bitterroot Valley.

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IDFG eyes discounts on second deer and elk tags

IDFG eyes discounts on second deer and elk tags

Idaho Fish and Game officials are exploring the idea of discounting the price of second deer and elk tags, perhaps as early as this summer.

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Montana disease surveillance zone expanded; elk infected

BOZEMAN — State livestock officials are expanding an animal disease surveillance program to new areas of southwest Montana where infected elk were found.

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