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2 bull elk shot, killed in Wind Cave National Park

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2 bull elk shot, killed in Wind Cave National Park
Mitchell South Dakota 120 South Lawler 57301

RAPID CITY (AP) -- State and federal authorities are investigating the killing of two bull elk in Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota.

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Park spokesman Tom Farrell tells the media that it appears the elk were shot and left to die along a road late Monday or early Tuesday. He calls the incident "a tragedy and just a terrible waste."

Because of the size of the animals, a Wind Cave crew had to use a bucket loader and trailer to remove and transport the animals for further examination.

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