Surviving the Hunt: Female Elk Get Sneakier With Age

Cougars, wolves, and bears (oh my!) all scour the landscape of Western Canada, ready to take out an elk if the opportunity arises. Although each of these predators poses a deadly threat to unsuspecting ungulates, elk have an even bigger problem to deal with: hordes of humans that invade the region every autumn armed with rifles, bows and arrows.

But as female elk grow older and wiser, researchers have found, they learn to outwit fervent hunters by changing up their routines and laying low

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