Elk Survival and Mortality Causes in the Blue Mountains of Washington

@inproceedings{Mccorquodale2011ElkSA,
  title={Elk Survival and Mortality Causes in the Blue Mountains of Washington},
  author={Scott M. Mccorquodale and Paul Wik and Pat E. Fowler},
  year={2011}
}
ABSTRACT We studied survival of elk (Cervus elaphus) ≥ 1 yr old and quantified mortality sources in the Blue Mountains of Washington, 2003–2006, following a period of extensive poaching. The population was managed under a spike-only general hunting season, with limited permits for larger males and for females. We radiomarked 190 elk (82 males and 39 females >1 yr old and 65 males 11 months old), most with rumen transmitters and neck radiocollars; 60 elk only received rumen transmitters. We… Expand
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