On the Elk Trail: Episode 6 – When do Elk Migrate?

Quoting the producers of the video below, “Each fall, thousands of elk flood out of the mountains in a mass migration. Without calendars or clocks, how does the herd decide when to move? This amazing, coordinated behavior helps sustain Wyoming’s abundant wildlife.”

Special thanks to our partners: Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Wyoming Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, and also the Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition for supporting the initial research.

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
Elizabeth Traver, Andrew Parsekian, University of Wyoming WyCEHG Justin Hawkins, Anita Harper, Shoshone National Forest, Permit # WAP 546.

Research funding provided by: Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Wyoming Game and Fish Department, Knobloch Family Foundation, and Wyoming Governor’s Big Game License Coalition.

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