Wintering elk are in good shape January 6, 2016 Idaho

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Wintering elk are in good shape January 6, 2016 Idaho, Idaho Mountain Express and Guide
...   The department does have a feeding station near Penny Lake west of Ketchum. Hatch said that’s been going on since the 1930s, when elk were reintroduced into the valley from Yellowstone National Park after having been decimated by hunters during initial development of the area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Now, he said, the department continues to conduct the feeding to keep the elk out of the residential area along Warm Springs Road. He said about 200 elk are fed there, with grain pellets delivered about twice a week...

Helicopter allowed in wilderness elk study January 7, 2016 Idaho, Idaho Statesman
... the Forest Service initiated an environmental analysis that weighed the possible degradation of wilderness character due to the decline of elk populations and the effect of using mechanized equipment ...  the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness ...

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