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February 25, 2013
Critics worry that Black Hills elk plan could spread disease
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Some critics of a plan to relocate elk in the Black Hills are worried about the spread of chronic wasting disease. Wildlife officials at Wind Case National Park and adjoining Custer State Park plan to use helicopters to push hundreds of elk out of Wind Cave, where...
February 25, 2013 - 9:49pm
February 8, 2013
Elk being collared at Wind Cave National Park
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...
February 8, 2013 - 10:07am
February 7, 2013
Elk being collared at SD Wind Cave National Park
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. They want to add 36 collared elk to the 40 already wearing tracking collars at Wind Cave National...
February 7, 2013 - 3:53pm
January 14, 2013
Wind Cave park to reduce bloated elk herd
HOT SPRINGS (AP) -- Officials are considering herding elk out of Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota to reduce a bloated herd. The park plans to reduce its elk herd by about 600 animals in the next two years to prevent overgrazing. Officials plan to use a helicopter...
January 14, 2013 - 7:47am
October 31, 2012
Man pleads guilty in killing of 2 elk in Wind Cave park
RAPID CITY (AP) -- A Keystone man has pleaded guilty in the illegal killing of two bull elk in Wind Cave National Park in southwestern South Dakota. U.S. Attorney Brendan Johnson says 47-year-old Tim Burke helped another person kill the animals in late January. Burke pleaded guilty...
October 31, 2012 - 12:02pm
May 4, 2012
Wind Cave, Custer parks teaming on elk management
CUSTER (AP) -- Wind Cave National Park and Custer State Park will cooperate in the management of elk that use the parks. According to media reports, the two superintendents agreed Friday to install drop-down gates along the fence to allow elk to travel between the two parks. The...
May 4, 2012 - 3:55pm
April 16, 2012
Elk illegally killed near Hot Springs
HOT SPRINGS (AP) -- South Dakota wildlife officials are investigating the illegal killing of an elk west of Hot Springs. Game, Fish and Parks conservation officer D.J. Schroeder says a landowner along U.S. Highway 18 found the carcass late last week. Authorities determined it had...
April 16, 2012 - 7:28am
April 5, 2012
GF&P reduces elk licenses for seasons
BROOKINGS -- The state Game, Fish and Parks Commission decided Wednesday to further reduce hunting licenses for elk in the Black Hills, beyond the cutbacks its biologists previously recommended for this fall. For the rifle season there will be 395 any-elk licenses, which typically...
April 5, 2012 - 8:17am
March 28, 2012
GF&P eyes fewer elk tags as population drops
That once-in-a-lifetime Custer State Park elk tag might be harder to obtain this year. At their last meeting, state Game, Fish and Parks commissioners proposed reducing the number of several elk licenses for the 2012 season, including seasons in the Custer State Park, Black Hills...
March 28, 2012 - 6:59am
March 6, 2012
Chopper crew stops mountain lion attack on elk in Custer State Park
CUSTER (AP) -- Officials say a helicopter crew at Custer State Park managed to prevent a repeat of an incident a year ago in which a hungry mountain lion helped itself to an elk that had been drugged for study researchers. The helicopter crew fires sedation darts at elk to help state...
March 6, 2012 - 11:50am
February 27, 2012
Elk collaring part of study at Wind Cave National Park
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Wildlife researchers at Wind Cave National Park are capturing elk this week as part of a study of the animals' movements in and near the park in South Dakota's Black Hills. The media reports that a helicopter crew is helping the researchers Monday and Tuesday....
February 27, 2012 - 10:06am
February 2, 2012
2 bull elk shot, killed in Wind Cave National Park
RAPID CITY (AP) -- State and federal authorities are investigating the killing of two bull elk in Wind Cave National Park in southwest South Dakota. 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....
February 2, 2012 - 4:08pm
December 30, 2011
Custer County to study elk population decline with grant
RAPID CITY (AP) -- Research into why the elk population is declining in Custer State Park is one of several projects funded by grants from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation this year. The media reports that the foundation provided $80,309 in grants for work in Butte, Custer, Lawrence,...
December 30, 2011 - 10:47am
September 13, 2010
A sleepless September in the southern Black Hills
September has arrived in the Black Hills. The morning air has gathered up a sharp edge, frost has been knocking on our windows, and leaves want to change. My husband and I know what's coming next: insomnia. For much of September, I get shorted on sleep due to bull elk bugling every...
September 13, 2010 - 12:00am