DNR Begins First-Ever Elk Research Project in Minnesota
The $208,000 dollar endeavor is called the “Seasonal Movements and Habitat Use” elk research project, and it began Wednesday in Thief River Falls.
The first of it’s kind in Minnesota, the study data will be gathered from GPS tracker collars placed on female elk in the Northern part of the state.
The funding is split between the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation and the DNR.
Funding was recommended by the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.
The project is two years in the making, and part of the overall plan for elk management for the DNR.
The study will run through June 2018.