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National Elk Refuge managers get a lesson on capturing and collaring the resident pack.

Standing in the middle of the National Elk Refuge, a small band of U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service employees watch the approaching helicopter.

It clatters over the usually silent preserve, then settles onto frozen ground about 50 yards away. It’s normal in all respects, except for something dangling out an open door.

A wolf’s tail.

While the chopper blades still spin, wolf expert Mike Jimenez hops out of the airship, bear-hugs a tranquilized wolf that’s inside and carefully sets it on the ground. A second, third and fourth wolf follow…

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