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Elk group donates money to elk survival study

By The Associated Press
Published On: Apr 14 2013 05:04:28 PM MDT
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HAMILTON, Mont. -

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation is donating $38,000 to help with an elk survival study in the southern portion of the Bitterroot Valley.

The Ravalli Republic reports the Missoula-based nonprofit conservation organization announced the donation Friday.

The elk survival study now in its third and final year is a partnership between Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks and the University of Montana.

Researchers hope to determine why there is a low elk calf survival rate in the region and what is killing them.