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Bull Elk, Family Dogs Play Tag

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It looked like a game of cat and mouse only the participants were a couple of dogs and a 700-pound bull elk. It happened in the community of Evergreen, Colorado. One onlooker just happened to catch what looked like a playful game of tag on video. (Video source: John H. Capelli)

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Mountain Goat Scales Visitor Center Roof

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Mountain goats are probably the best and most sure-footed climbers among all large North American mammals. Want evidence? Check out the photo taken from the Logan Pass Visitor Center’s web cam in Glacier National Park. It shows a lone goat on a casual evening stroll along the peak of the center’s roof. Mountain goats are a common sight in that portion of the park but they usually spent their time on trails and mountainsides. Mountain …

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Wandering Elk Lookin’ for Love

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A lone bull elk is wandering around the western portion of North Carolina apparently in search of a mate. “Typically, this time of year some young bulls will just take off on their own and wander,” said Mike Carraway, with North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, told WLOS-TV. “Well, like any teenager he’s probably got that on is mind, and he may be wandering around to look for cows, being that in the little herd he …

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Watch: Elk vs. Couch Cushion

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Maybe it was just trying to remove an oversized piece of little from the roadway. Or maybe it just plain doesn’t like couch cushions. Either way, Warren Johnson, a RMEF member and owner-operator of Hells-A-Roarin’ Outfitters who lives in Montana just outside the entrance to Yellowstone Park, recorded this unique video of a young bull elk and posted the following on his Facebook page. I was headed right out of Gardiner to check my horses …

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Arm Waving Tube Man Tries to Haze Wildlife

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You usually see it wildly waving its arms, head and body as it towers above a car dealership but game managers in Wyoming have something completely different in mind. In an effort to haze or scare away hungry deer and elk from private hay supplies for livestock, Wyoming Game and Fish erected “scary man,” as they call him. They hope its non-stop movements will deter wildlife from an easy, yet costly meal for Wyoming ranchers. …

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Crazy Photo Catches a “Mouthful of Bull”

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This is definitely not a photo you see every day. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department posted the picture on its Facebook page. It comes from a game camera on the Sunlight Wildlife Habitat Management Area (WHMA) located about 40 miles northwest of Cody. Biologists use the cameras as a way to monitor elk, moose, mule deer, bighorn sheep and other wildlife within the unit. It’s home to about 900 elk between November and May. …

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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. …