Elk

Helping Assure the Future of Elk and Elk Hunting

  SCI Foundation and our contributing hunter-conservationists have been active in supporting better management of western big game species, especially deer and elk, for over a decade.  Elk or wapiti are among the most iconic species of the American West, although historically various subspecies ranged across much of the United States and Canada.  Elk recovery from …

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SCIF Developing New Strategy Related To CWD

  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 …

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Rocky Mountain Elk Movement Patterns Offer Suprises

SCI Foundation is proud to team up with the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the Colorado Parks and Wildlife Department to uncover previously unknown information about elk habitat usage and movement patterns – information that is starting to help guide elk management decisions for the state wildlife agency. GPS collar data will be turned into ‘Heat …

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