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Theodore Roosevelt National Park elk reduction deemed success

Published 03/22/2012

The elk reduction effort began in 2010, when officials estimated the park herd at more than 1,200 animals. Superintendent Valerie Naylor says National Park Service staff and nearly 400 volunteer shooters the past two falls have removed 868 elk. Officials counted only 138 elk within the park's South Unit during an aerial survey in January.

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