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Bull Elk Ends Up On Rooftop In British Columbia

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It was not the pitter patter of reindeer hooves up on her rooftop but the clomping around of a much larger elk. That’s right, a young bull found its way to the peak of a homeowner’s roof in Castlegar, a small town in south-central British Columbia approximately 500 miles straight east of Vancouver. “Most of the houses down here are built into banks. Our houses are lower in the front than they are in the …

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Why Did the Elk Cross the Road? It Didn’t and the Video is Hilarious

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Jaywalking, loitering…call it what you will. Whatever the terminology, the bottom-line is the Idaho State police could not issue a ticket but had a really, really difficult time hazing a cow elk off a highway near the Idaho-Washington border. A nearby driver caught the encounter on video and giggled through most of it. The elk uncharacteristically showed no fear of humans and would not leave Highway 53 for about half an hour near Hauser, Idaho, …

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1970 Archives: Space Satellite Tracks Elk

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Below is an excerpt from the February 17, 1970 edition of the New York Times that highlights a then-revolutionary study carried out by NASA, the Smithsonian Institute, several scientists and a cow elk. An elk named Monique, Moe for short, and a space satellite named Nimbus have a radio rendezvous to keep later this week on a snow‐covered plain in Wyoming. The 500‐pound female elk will be tranquilized by a drugged dart, fitted with a …

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The Most Patriotic Elk You Will Ever See

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“It was like she was a statue,” said JJ DeCola. “She knew I was standing there, the other elk were feeding all around her, yet there she was her head raised directly up to the flag!” DeCola quickly called for his wife Jeri to grab her phone and take a photo.

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Crazy Game Camera Snippets!

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Game cameras give hunters an idea if the location they choose is a dandy one or a dud. Going back and reviewing the video to see what critters show up can be informational and quite entertaining. Biologists with Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks use game cameras as part of their field research which is where this video originates. By way of information here is revised language to bring motion-tracking and/or camera devices in line with …

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German Wrestlers Visit RMEF

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It was an invasion of the most welcome kind. Twenty-one wrestlers and four coaches from Germany ranging in age from 15 to 22 paid a visit to the headquarters of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation as part of their 2017 Montana tour. The group got a first-hand look at exhibits, hands-on displays and a video that spelled out RMEF’s conservation mission of ensuring the future of elk, other wildlife, their habitat and our hunting heritage. …

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What’s a SeaElk?

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Elk are most often associated with forests, mountains and wild backcountry landscapes. True, they have been known to wander into the surf of the Pacific Ocean along the Oregon Coast, but that’s a rarity. So is that would you call a sea elk? Actually, SeaElk is the nickname of the Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 166 or VMM-166. The transport assault support unit does much more than just performs and entertains at your local air show. …

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Moose Frolic in Utah

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Spring is definitely in the air. Greg Dixon happened across these three moose in East Canyon and captured the frolicking fun on video. “In all my years of being in the woods it was an amazing thing to see,” said Dixon.