The Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries relocated 8 yearling bull elk and 2 mature cow elk on May 23 from Kentucky to the acclimation pens in Vansant Virginia. The elk will stay in the pens for 4-10 days to acclimate to the area before being released into the wild. All of the elk have GPS collars for tracking the elk movement. Dr. Vance will start analyzing the GPS collar data this summer to determine the effect of the 10 new elk on the current herd dynamics including dispersal. He will also determine the telemetry collar accuracy to help with the habitat selection analysis.