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.
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.