It’s a team effort and so far, it’s having a lot of success.
South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks, the University of Montana and the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation combined to install about 360 trail cameras in the rugged Black Hills and other parts of South Dakota. The goal of the two-year study is to acquire millions of visual assets to help researchers learn more about elk populations, movement and habitat use.
Biologists will then use that information to guide them in making future wildlife management decisions.
“We haven’t captured Sasquatch yet,” Andy Lindbloom, GFP senior big game biologist, said during a recent GFP Commission meeting as reported by the Argus Leader. “But I know we will.”
RMEF funds went toward the purchase of additional cameras.
(Photo source: South Dakota Game, Fish and Parks)