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Karen Loveless

Cow elk.
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Government biologists say elk numbers in the northern part of Yellowstone National Park are at their highest level in more than a decade.

Results of a two-day winter survey released Wednesday showed more than 7,500 elk in Yellowstone and areas of Montana north of the park. That's up more than 40 percent compared to 2017 and marks the highest population level since 2005.