- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota’s Theodore Roosevelt National Park is set to continue reducing the number of elk in the park.

Starting Oct. 20, a number of elk will be culled to ensure that the park’s elk population stays within a target range of 100 to 400 animals.

Last year, 46 elk were removed from the park. This year at least 20 animals are expected to be removed.

Meat from culled elk will be donated to Sportsmen Against Hunger, which provides food for charity.

The National Park Service says the reduction might continue through mid-January. Park Superintendent Valerie Naylor says park visitors shouldn’t be affected.

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