From Grand View Outdoors:
How do elk respond when an apex predator, once eliminated from the landscape, stages a comeback? Researchers in New Mexico are keen to find out. They are taking a deep look at how southwestern elk herds may be changing their habits as populations of a native predator, the Mexican gray wolf, grow. Currently three years into a four-year study, researchers aim to document elk population dynamics and how they respond to wolves on the landscape. A collaboration between the New Mexico Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit at New Mexico State University (NMSU), Arizona Game and Fish Department, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the study kicked off in early 2019, led by principal investigator James Cain.