Elk NetworkGila Calf Capture – New Mexico Elk Research

RMEF Films | September 23, 2022

RMEF volunteers are helping New Mexico Game and Fish learn more about the impacts of Mexican gray wolves on the elk population.

This summer, they put boots on the ground in the Gila National Forest to grid the landscape searching for newborn calves. Once located and captured, researchers gather data and tag them with VHF trackers and GPS collars to monitor mortality and survival.

In remote areas, crews utilized net-guns and helicopters. This research, supported in large part by RMEF funding, plays a critical role understanding the Gila elk herds and ensuring quality elk populations for future generations.

Special thanks to our RMEF Films partners at Stealth Cam. Their commitment to conservation enables RMEF to tell this story.

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