Elk are learning how to avoid hunters and live longer. They even know when it's bow season or rifle season.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources estimates that the state's elk population has doubled within the last two years, totaling some 1,371 animals today.
Thirty years after Russia's Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant exploded and released massive amounts of radioactive particles into the atmosphere, driving human inhabitants to permanently abandon the area, this so-called "dead zone" has become home to multiple thriving wildlife populations.
Moose, elk, and the very rarely seen northern bog lemming are some of the animals on Minnesota's "concern" lists and living near or in the 1-million acre expanse of the Boundary Waters on the Minnesota/Canada border.