A look from above the Black Hills gives new perspective on the number of elk that call the area home.
Game, Fish and Parks is trying to get a better idea of how many elk live in the Hills. It brought in a helicopter crew to fly over and do a count of the animals.
Earlier this week, they came upon a group of 1,200 elk. The crew handling the aerial photography says it has never seen a herd this large.
KELOLAND's Derek Olson will have more on the findings tonight on KELOLAND News at 10.