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
(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.