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Published August 07, 2011, 11:12 AM

ND park selects volunteers for elk reduction

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The National Park Service has sent letters to 200 potential volunteers selected to help with an elk herd reduction effort in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — The National Park Service has sent letters to 200 potential volunteers selected to help with an elk herd reduction effort in Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

The program in the western North Dakota park is in its second year. Last year, volunteer shooters killed 406 elk.

The park still has about 650 animals, which officials say is about double the ideal population.

This year's reduction effort will run from mid-October through late December. The Park Service says people in 33 states applied to take part. Those who were chosen were selected randomly through a computer program.

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