By Chris Comer, Ph.D., SCIF Director of Conservation Deer and elk hunters in North America have been bombarded recently with more news items about a topic they would probably just as soon forget: chronic wasting disease (CWD). It started in the fall and winter with announcements that this potentially devastating disease had been detected in Quebec …
Along with grizzly bears being struck and killed, various other animals were struck as well and their carcasses were dumped in gravel pits in the valleys below. The dumped carcasses attracted grizzly bears to the valleys below
The rut may have ended for elk and moose, but what we’ve learned during the winter has brought us more appreciation than ever for their place in nature.
Elk play an important economic and cultural role in Canada to hunters, recreationists, wildlife enthusiasts, and aboriginal people.