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    Onomastic, Kevskos

    but with elk, it's not so much about habitat destruction as lack of natural disturbance, such as periodic fire, that creates forest openings and foraging areas. Eighty+ years of fire suppression has stagnated the rejuvenation of our western forests. But forest succession just doesn't raise hackles or boil blood like the sight of a wolf to an elk hunter.

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