Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Units Program: Pennsylvania
Education, Research and Technical Assistance for Managing Our Natural Resources

Pennsylvania Project

Parturition timing and calf survival in Pennsylvania elk

July 2020 - June 2023


Participating Agencies

  • Pennsylvania Game Commission

Novel methods are available to understand the ecology of large mammals in various regions of the US. From the use of global positioning technology (GPS) for movements to vaginal implant transmitters (VITs) to document parturition, information on various life stages of elk can be determined. This project focuses on using improvements in technology or novel methods to assess elk diet, reproduction, genetics, and survival.

Presentations Presentation Date
Corondi, A.M., J.E. Banfield, J.D. Brown, and W.D. Walter. 2021. G.U.T.-check – GPS, Ultrasound, and Transmitters to properly evaluate reproduction in elk. 1-5 November, 2021, The Wildlife Society Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD. October 2021