Elk populations double in SE Montana May 31, 2013 Billings

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Elk populations double in SE Montana May 31, 2013 Billings Gazette
... wildlife biologist Dean Waltee aerially surveyed 3,300 square miles of elk habitat in hunting districts 704 and 705, which borders Wyoming to the south and North Dakota to the east.  Data collected showed nearly 1,500 elk present; more than double the 2004 estimate of 600 for the same area... If elk populations continue to increase at the present rate, there will be 4,000 elk in HDs 704 and 705 a decade from now...  could degrade habitat, leading to mule deer population declines. Neither sounds ideal to me.” ...

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