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Collared elk
« on: February 10, 2017, 04:13:40 PM »
So I live in packwood and see elk pretty much daily. Just about 20 minutes ago I saw a collared cow. I didn't know they were collaring elk in this area. Is this to track the heard?  Saw an article that they collared some of the Yakima heard back in 2002 and distance wise that's a cake walk for them. But 02-17 would make her an old cow.  Is it still an active program?

Edit:  I will try and get a picture of her they come through like 5 times a week.

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2017, 04:15:18 PM »
Ive seen one up there a few times over the last couple years when I was hauling fish.

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2017, 06:52:24 PM »
 I've seen collared cows at the entrance to MRNP off of Hwy 12, have pictures somewhere on the computer.
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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2017, 07:29:44 PM »
My brother shot a collared cow in the manastash back in 2007. He called the wdfw and left a message but never received a call back. For whatever it's worth

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 07:47:00 PM »
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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2017, 08:11:23 PM »
They collared some several years ago up there.   something to do with understanding the local elk movements.  That was before they all became citified rose munchers.

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2017, 08:41:50 PM »
They collared some several years ago up there.   something to do with understanding the local elk movements.  That was before they all became citified rose munchers.

 :yeah: Kinda . From what I remember it was some kinda grant $ involving multiple agencys (tribes ,FEDs ,WDFW etc.) looking at the non migratory movements . Seen them flying a couple times .

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2017, 08:02:47 AM »
During Muzzle season in the Bumping about 10 years ago I found a dead cow that had a collar and ear tags. She was HUGH!!!!

I recorded the collar and ear tag numbers, the GPS coordinates and after the Black powder season ended I called the F&G folks. I eventually spoke with a Biologist who was very nice and friendly. He told me that particular cow was involved in a Re-productivity study. She was caught each year at Oak Creek feeding station and her uterus was ultra sounded. She was 17 years old and had never calved as her uterus was mis-shapened.

Crazy!!

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2017, 08:17:55 AM »
They collared some several years ago up there.   something to do with understanding the local elk movements.  That was before they all became citified rose munchers.

 :yeah: Kinda . From what I remember it was some kinda grant $ involving multiple agencys (tribes ,FEDs ,WDFW etc.) looking at the non migratory movements . Seen them flying a couple times .

How long a go?  Seams to me it was at least 10 years. I remember talking to some of the volunteers involved.  Memory has faded.

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2017, 02:14:48 PM »
They collared some several years ago up there.   something to do with understanding the local elk movements.  That was before they all became citified rose munchers.

 :yeah: Kinda . From what I remember it was some kinda grant $ involving multiple agencys (tribes ,FEDs ,WDFW etc.) looking at the non migratory movements . Seen them flying a couple times .

How long a go?  Seams to me it was at least 10 years. I remember talking to some of the volunteers involved.  Memory has faded.

I dont remember exactly either . I want to say it wasnt that long ago , oh how time flys . The more I think about it , it probably was closer to 10 years than not . I wanna say 7 0r 8 years ago .

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2017, 02:27:28 PM »
 I got curious . So I googled "Collared elk Cowlitz Valley" im sure the study we are thinking of is at top of the page . Looks like study concluded in 2008 .

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #11 on: February 12, 2017, 10:25:49 AM »
Depending on age when collared that cow would still be old if tagged in 2008.

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #12 on: February 12, 2017, 05:00:00 PM »
Depending on age when collared that cow would still be old if tagged in 2008.
She wasn't a big cow. Probably 3-400 on the hoof. Slightly larger than a yearling calf but much smaller than an average spike.


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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2017, 06:33:50 PM »
Depending on age when collared that cow would still be old if tagged in 2008.

 Yes she would be getting up there in age .

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2017, 07:10:13 PM »
Here's a collared bull I found two years ago
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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2017, 09:52:51 PM »
Weird, I talked a biologist a few months back and she said that the ONLY collared elk in the area were done by the Muckleshoot tribe.
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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2017, 03:05:24 PM »
Weird, I talked a biologist a few months back and she said that the ONLY collared elk in the area were done by the Muckleshoot tribe.
That would be a bit of a track from the muckleshoot Rez.  But not unheard of for elk


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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2017, 07:05:38 PM »
The Puyallup Tribe has been tracking collared elk in the Packwood area since the early 2000's. Google puyallup tribe collared elk and a lot pops up, for example

https://nwifc.org/puyallup-tribe-protects-elk-winter-habitat/
https://tracs.fws.gov/public/report/216000000/
http://puyalluptribalnews.net/news/article/tribe-partners-with-forest-service-for-elk-management-habitat-improvem1

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #18 on: February 24, 2017, 07:44:24 PM »
Good to know. I just checked a game cam I forgot I had up and got pictures of her. Will get some posted up hopefully by the end of the weekend.


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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #19 on: February 24, 2017, 08:35:36 PM »
During Muzzle season in the Bumping about 10 years ago I found a dead cow that had a collar and ear tags. She was HUGH!!!!

I recorded the collar and ear tag numbers, the GPS coordinates and after the Black powder season ended I called the F&G folks. I eventually spoke with a Biologist who was very nice and friendly. He told me that particular cow was involved in a Re-productivity study. She was caught each year at Oak Creek feeding station and her uterus was ultra sounded. She was 17 years old and had never calved as her uterus was mis-shapened.

Crazy!!

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Very interesting.  Didn't realize an elk could live that long.  Who knows, maybe it was a bull they were doing an ultrasound on but his antlers were so regressed they thought it was a cow. :chuckle:

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #20 on: February 25, 2017, 05:43:50 AM »
During Muzzle season in the Bumping about 10 years ago I found a dead cow that had a collar and ear tags. She was HUGH!!!!

I recorded the collar and ear tag numbers, the GPS coordinates and after the Black powder season ended I called the F&G folks. I eventually spoke with a Biologist who was very nice and friendly. He told me that particular cow was involved in a Re-productivity study. She was caught each year at Oak Creek feeding station and her uterus was ultra sounded. She was 17 years old and had never calved as her uterus was mis-shapened.

Crazy!!

Lee

Very interesting.  Didn't realize an elk could live that long.  Who knows, maybe it was a bull they were doing an ultrasound on but his antlers were so regressed they thought it was a cow. :chuckle:

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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #21 on: February 25, 2017, 08:47:46 AM »
I shot a collared bull elk back in Sept. 1984. Shot during the archery season  above Rimrock Lake ( Minnie Meadows). I turned in the collar to the WDFW and found out the bull was collared above White Swan on the Yakima Indian rez. in March the year before.
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Re: Collared elk
« Reply #22 on: February 27, 2017, 12:39:35 PM »
Elk were collared in the St. Helens herd between 2011 and 2014. They're tracking hoof disease-related movements and mortality.
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