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On the move–must be Almost Spring

 

 

The elk are checking out the high country.

The elk are checking out the high country.

 

 

The elk are starting to check out the feed which is opening up as the snow melts. These elk crossed the road just as we were heading home. They have wintered well, partly due to raiding our haystacks!

One bull appeared to be white, although not albino. Go figure.

Elk hanging out near the Little Cemetary.

Elk hanging out near the Little Cemetery.

The white elk

The white elk

 

 

 
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Posted by on March 24, 2016 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife

 

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Mule deer, and the large ungulate migration

When I was moving a sheep camp the other day, I saw Mule deer, antelope and elk, all within a few hundred yards of each other. I dove for the camera, but of course the antelope ran off and the elk moved out of camera range. The deer posed.

Mule deer near Baggs

Mule deer near Baggs

The migration of these three species is about a month early this year. It is dry on the desert, where they winter, along with our cows and sheep. We were trailing our yearling ewes to spring pasture, also about a month early, when we saw the other grazers on the move. We have over 100 per cent snow pack in the mountains this year, so are hoping for abundant pasture in the coming months.

 
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Posted by on March 15, 2014 in Animals, Nature and Wildlife

 

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