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Elk run down a hill on Wednesday at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota. Crews installed radio collars on the elk as part of a three year study on their movements in and near the park. (AP photo)

Elk being collared at Wind Cave National Park

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HOT SPRINGS (AP) -- Officials have hired a helicopter crew to snag and collar elk at a southwestern South Dakota park, some of which will be pushed out to make the herd more manageable.

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They want to add 36 collared elk to the 40 already wearing tracking collars at Wind Cave National Park. They had reached 26 elk by the end of Wednesday, the Rapid City Journal reported.

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