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HD 510 - Pryor Mountains

HD 510 - Pryor Mountains

The EMU currently supports somewhat over 600 elk, representing 9 reasonably distinct elk herds. Maximum counts in HD 500 occurred during 1997 and 1998 when approximately 120 elk were observed in the Valley Creek area on a regular basis (Figure 1). In t...

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HD 560 - Boulder River-Deer Creeks

HD 560 - Boulder River-Deer Creeks

Over 1,200,000 acres of elk habitat currently support approximately 2,900 elk, representing 12 reasonably distinct elk populations. In 1977, only 35 elk were counted on the Morris Creek winter range. There are 3 fairly distinct herd units in HD 560 bas...

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HD 448 - North Judith Basin-Central Little Belts

HD 448 - North Judith Basin-Central Little Belts

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial surveys in this EMU have increased since the 1992 Elk Management Plan (Figure 1). The average number of elk observed in the EMU during post-season (late winter-early spring) aerial surveys in 2001-2003 ...

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HD 424 - Benchmark

HD 424 - Benchmark

More than 80% of the elk observed in this EMU use Wilderness habitats during at least a portion of the year. Elk populations wintering in HDs 140, 141, 150, and 151 are currently lower in number than in past decades. Only portions of the winter ranges ...

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HD 362 - South Madison

HD 362 - South Madison

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HD 270 - East Fork Bitterroot

HD 270 - East Fork Bitterroot

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial trend surveys in the Sapphire EMU remained stable from 1983 to 1990 at an average of 1,669 (Figure 1). After 1990, number of elk observed increased by 82% to an average of 3,037 during 1999-2002. The lo...

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HD 415 - Summit-North Fork Birch Creek

HD 415 - Summit-North Fork Birch Creek

More than 80% of the elk observed in this EMU use Wilderness habitats during at least a portion of the year. Elk populations wintering in HDs 140, 141, 150, and 151 are currently lower in number than in past decades. Only portions of the winter ranges ...

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HD 211 - Upper Rock Creek

HD 211 - Upper Rock Creek

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial trend surveys in the Sapphire EMU remained stable from 1983 to 1990 at an average of 1,669 (Figure 1). After 1990, number of elk observed increased by 82% to an average of 3,037 during 1999-2002. The lo...

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HD 442 - Sun River

HD 442 - Sun River

More than 80% of the elk observed in this EMU use Wilderness habitats during at least a portion of the year. Elk populations wintering in HDs 140, 141, 150, and 151 are currently lower in number than in past decades. Only portions of the winter ranges ...

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HD 422 - North Dearborn

HD 422 - North Dearborn

More than 80% of the elk observed in this EMU use Wilderness habitats during at least a portion of the year. Elk populations wintering in HDs 140, 141, 150, and 151 are currently lower in number than in past decades. Only portions of the winter ranges ...

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HD 455 - Beartooth Wildlife Management Area

HD 455 - Beartooth Wildlife Management Area

There are five distinct wintering areas in HD 445: Numbers of elk observed during post-seasonaerial surveys have declined since the mid-1990s by prescription (Figure 1). The Block Management program has also helped landowners manage elk herds within to...

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HD 520 - Beartooth Face

HD 520 - Beartooth Face

Over 1,200,000 acres of elk habitat currently support approximately 2,900 elk, representing 12 reasonably distinct elk populations. In 1977, only 35 elk were counted on the Morris Creek winter range. There are 3 fairly distinct herd units in HD 560 bas...

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HD 212 Portion - South of Boulder Creek

HD 212 Portion - South of Boulder Creek

We believe that about 300 elk were missed during trend flight surveys in HD 213 during 2004. FWP has provided assistance to landowners (that allow public hunting access) with chronic elk damage problems in the form of temporary and permanent haye stack...

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HD 420 - Judith River Wildlife Management Area-Sage Creek

HD 420 - Judith River Wildlife Management Area-Sage Creek

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial surveys in this EMU have increased since the 1992 Elk Management Plan (Figure 1). The average number of elk observed in the EMU during post-season (late winter-early spring) aerial surveys in 2001-2003 ...

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HD 454 - Little Belt Mountains-Southeast

HD 454 - Little Belt Mountains-Southeast

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial surveys in this EMU have increased since the 1992 Elk Management Plan (Figure 1). The average number of elk observed in the EMU during post-season (late winter-early spring) aerial surveys in 2001-2003 ...

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HD 314 Portion - North of Big Creek

HD 314 Portion - North of Big Creek

Numbers of elk counted during post-season aerial surveys in the Yellowstone (HD 314) and Madison portion (HD 360 and 362) of the EMU have reached record high numbers (Figures 1 and 2).

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HD 216 - West Rock Creek-Quigg Peak

HD 216 - West Rock Creek-Quigg Peak

Elk observed during post-season aerial trend surveys have increased since 1983 (Figure 1), with the greatest percent increase occurring in HD 204. Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial trend surveys have ranged from 2,149 to 3,165 in the EM...

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HD 360 - North Madison

HD 360 - North Madison

Numbers of elk counted during post-season aerial surveys in the Yellowstone (HD 314) and Madison portion (HD 360 and 362) of the EMU have reached record high numbers (Figures 1 and 2).

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HD 471 - Geraldine

HD 471 - Geraldine

Elk presence is usually limited to the occasional passage of lone animals or small groups through the area. Elk occasionally move out of the Sweetgrass Hills into hunting district (HD) 403.

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HD 416 - Little Belt Mountains Southwest

HD 416 - Little Belt Mountains Southwest

Numbers of elk observed during post-season aerial surveys in this EMU have increased since the 1992 Elk Management Plan (Figure 1). The average number of elk observed in the EMU during post-season (late winter-early spring) aerial surveys in 2001-2003 ...

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