On the Elk Trail: Episode 4 – “Spike”

Quoting the authors of this video, It’s migration season in Greater Yellowstone, and our trail cameras capture young male elk – ¬†collectively nicknamed “Spike” – sparring and goofing off. These competitive behaviors prepare the spikes to mature into bulls, when they will battle for access to breeding females in the elk herd.”

 

CREDITS:
WYOMING MIGRATION INITIATIVE PRESENTS:
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE University of Wyoming AND Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

“ON THE ELK TRAIL: A WYOMING MIGRATION MINISERIES”

BY GREGORY NICKERSON AND TRAVIS ZAFFARANO

EDITORS: BEN KRAUSHAAR AND GREGORY NICKERSON

Special thanks to the team who hiked and skied to check cameras: Greg Anderson, Biologist, Wyoming Game and Fish Department
Sara Domek, National Bighorn Sheep Center
Nick Dobric, Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership

Thanks for production and permitting support:
Matthew Kauffman, Plum Schultz, Kimmie Takaki Wyoming Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Joanna Merson, Alethea Steingisser, Jim Meacham, University of Oregon InfoGraphics Lab
Elizabeth Traver, Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming WyCEHG Justin Hawkins, Anita Harper, Shoshone National Forest, Permit # WAP 546.

Thank you to our research funders: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Knobloch Family Foundation, and Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition.

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