Grand Teton National Park biologists John Stephenson and Carson Butler maneuver a road-killed and pregnant cow elk into an ice fishing sled near Elk Ranch Flats on April 15. The duo later dragged the animal toward the Snake River, where its carcass was left out of view from Highway 89.

Mike has reported on the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem's wildlife, wildlands and the agencies that manage them since 2012. A native Minnesotan, he arrived in the West to study environmental journalism at the University of Colorado.

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