Survival and Cause-Specific Mortality of Bull Elk in Southeastern Kentucky

Elk were successfully reintroduced to Kentucky between 1997-2001. Most early research focused on cow elk and calves, and how well elk remained at release sites. Because Kentucky acquired few bulls from source states, we know little about their ecology and survival. Our research led by Ph.D. graduate student John Hast, and in conjunction with KDFWR, uses traditional and satellite telemetry to better understand bull elk, including the effects of hunting on their survival and movement patterns.

John J. Cox, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Wildlife and Conservation Biology
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