National Park Looks for Volunteer Help with Elk
Columbus, OH –-(Ammoland.com)- North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park has opened the door to volunteers to assist in managing its elk herds.
Between November 1, 2010 and January 21, 2011, the park would like to use up to 20 volunteers each week to cull up to 250 cow elks.
Potential volunteers can apply as an individual or as a group of up to four. The applications will be accepted only through an on-line process. Click here for the application and instructions.
As the applications are received they will be put into a database and assigned a number. Successful applicants will be selected at random for each week of the planned reduction effort. Up to 240 people may be able to participate with volunteers receiving meat from up to one elk depending on the success of each week’s harvest.
According to Park Superintendent Valerie Naylor, there has been a lot of interest in a volunteer effort for some time and the online process has been designed to be as efficient and fair as possible in offering a chance to those that want to help.
Additional information about the reduction effort and elk management in general can be found at the park’s website, https://www.nps.gov/thro/naturescience/elk-management.htm.
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