“As for the chopper, not so good,” the statement read. “Not something you see every day when an elk brings down a chopper.”
The helicopter was contracted by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, according to KUTV in Salt Lake City. A spokeswoman for the DWR told the news station that the elk was killed in the crash.
The crew planned to sedate the elk and fly it to have a tracking collar placed on it for later study by biologists, the news station said.