Montana Elk Study Shows Good Calf Survival
Montana elk calves born last spring were fitted with a radio transmitter and currently 64% of those elk are still alive. This study was conducted in the Bitterroot Valley area in Northwestern Montana.
The number is higher than expected, and also higher than neighboring state, Idaho. Some biologists believe that Idaho has a larger population of black bears that feed on the elk calves.
This is part of a 3 year study being conducted by Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana on the elk population in the state. From KHQ.com.