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May 31, 2017
National Elk Refuge in Jackson, WY
Ace’s name was chosen by our partners at the Bureau of Land Management because she is a smart and protective mother!
Many times curlews can lead technicians on wild “curlew” chase. One minute they look like they will lead you straight to a nest, the next minute, they take flight over the mountains! This female took her sweet time (over 2 hours!!) before finally sitting on her eggs. With a lot patience, determination and a little bit of luck, this beautiful girl was safely trapped, transmittered and released back into the wild.