Weather, Wolves Impact Yellowstone Elk Count

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1  Updated at 10:15 am, April 16th, 2014 By: Managing Editor
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(WEST YELLOWSTONE, MT) – Wildlife managers in Yellowstone National Park were unable to complete their annual elk count. Officials say bad weather in February made surveying efforts difficult. They believe this year’s herd is similar in size to last year’s, which was estimated at over 3,900. Yellowstone elk herds peaked in 1992 with over 20,000 animals, but numbers tumbled once Canadian gray wolves were brought into the region.

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  • Well how do we know that the statement of “, but numbers tumbled once Canadian gray wolves were brought into the region.” is true unless they complete the study? Couldn’t they have waited for weather to improve and try again instead of scrapping the whole count? Sounds fishy to me.