Montana Fish And Game Department
A young bull takes a gander as elk file past a road in the East Fork of the Bitterroot last week. Read more: http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/results-of-bitterroot-elk-study-surprise-scientists/article_45ebd52c-7231-51c0-b301-6fbbacb5f7e3.html#ixzz1ouLDZMaw
DARBY — The cow elk captured and collared last year in the southern reaches of the Bitterroot Valley have done their part to create a map for researchers to study the animals' migratory patterns.
Hunters are heading to the hills in search of big game, meat for the freezer and a few trophy mounts.