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Q: Will the elk calves that are born in May or June suffer an increased mortality rate if their mother is harvested in the early August cow season?
A: Survival of elk calves depends on a number of factors, including disease, predators, nutrition, maternal care, weather, and accidents. Generally, highest mortality in elk calves occurs during the first month of life, where predators can take a high percentage of calves. During the mid-summer ...