January through March, 2010

In early January, the elk visited our property for a short time. They usually get easier forage here but this year they are having to paw their way down to the grass. They must be getting enough to eat; these elk cows appear to be healthy, well fed and pregnant. Local TV news reported the herd had been hanging out on Jackson Creek Road (about 8 miles from us) and people claimed wolves were preying on them there. That is unlikely, but if true it might explain why the elk moved.