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Elk in the Neighborhood- photos added

Postby Bob McCarty » Sat Jan 22, 2022 11:07 pm

For the last three days there has been a small herd of 15-20 that are wandering around the neighborhood pastures. A couple of bulls with the rest cows. All the horses don't know what to think about them. West of Loveland (20 miles north) there are much larger herds of 150-200 that are frequently seen. Sorry, no photos. Beautiful animals that all seem to be healthy.
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby Gary Dotson » Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:21 am

A sight I’d like to see! Do they cause any problems, other than disturb the horses?

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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby tst » Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:21 am

Tasty

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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Jan 23, 2022 9:55 am

Gary Dotson wrote: Do they cause any problems, other than disturb the horses?

They'll damage shrubs and trees if that's all there is to eat. Years ago, a cousin in Cody, WY had a 20 acre field of alfalfa ready to cut. A herd of about 200 came down during the night and ate it to the ground. Mark said it looked like a lawn mower had run over the whole field.
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby Don McCombs » Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:18 am

Bob McCarty wrote:They'll damage shrubs and trees if that's all there is to eat.


Which is exactly what they did in Yellowstone, until the re-introduction of the gray wolf. We need a few wolves around here to manage the deer population. The coyotes are not doing their job.
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby Steve Butram » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:12 pm

Did the wildfires push them out of their native area ?
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:37 pm

Steve Butram wrote:Did the wildfires push them out of their native area ?

No, These are 25 miles north of the Marshall fires which they now think may have been started by a coal seam fire underground. It's common for them to be seen west of Loveland, but this year is the first time I've seen them in our neighborhood.
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby tst » Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:46 pm

good on the BBQ

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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby tmays » Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:46 pm

Don McCombs wrote:
Bob McCarty wrote:They'll damage shrubs and trees if that's all there is to eat.


Which is exactly what they did in Yellowstone, until the re-introduction of the gray wolf. We need a few wolves around here to manage the deer population. The coyotes are not doing their job.

I’d say hunters are not doing their job! :lol:

We were in the Smoky Mountains a few years ago and saw some elk. Didn’t know there were any there. Found out they were reintroduced into the area
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby Stanton » Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:40 pm

tst wrote:Tasty

tst wrote:good on the BBQ


I’m with tst on this one. One of the tastiest steaks I’ve ever had.
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby SONNY » Sun Jan 23, 2022 5:43 pm

A friend gave us some elk burger and it was out of the world good!---WAY better than beef!

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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood

Postby Bob McCarty » Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:05 pm

Ten young bulls in the neighbors pasture and backyard for about 3 hours today. My wife had her camera on some "painting" app that makes it look funny. They hopped over a 5' fence like there was nothing there.
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood- photos added

Postby Gary Dotson » Mon Jan 24, 2022 8:31 am

Thanks for the pics. Bob! I don’t remember what that camera setting is called but it makes your pics look like someone painted them.

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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood- photos added

Postby Bob McCarty » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:14 am

Gary Dotson wrote: I don’t remember what that camera setting is called but it makes your pics look like someone painted them.

We can't find where the setting is to revert back to normal.
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Re: Elk in the Neighborhood- photos added

Postby Don McCombs » Mon Jan 24, 2022 10:36 am

Turn off or delete the app.
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