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This norning at coffee I saw some elk coming out of a draw above the house. Binos came out, then spotting scope for a visiting nephew and his wife, then I finally got out a camera.

20 large bulls all in one herd !!

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Not a good photo but this was with a little camera through my spotting scope.


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The herd split up. 12 this morning. I don't know how many others, but I only saw one way down by the house. Probably less than 300 yds from the house. The dog started barking when he got a smell and the elk turned and fed away from the house and behind trees from my view.
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You live in a piece of Heaven Gussy! Would love to see some of those out here!

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Hey Rick, the wines ready to bottle !!

Just a lone coyote this morning. First dog I've seen in several months. I think the wolves that pass through have thinned them out.
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For those of you who don't know Gussy, he brews some wines extraordinaire!! I am drooling just thinking about them. Those wolves would be cool to hear howl on a crispy morning.........all my clients tell me they are death on the wildlife however.

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12 bulls again this morning. I'm surprised, but all still have horns. :?:
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You're a lucky guy to have those views.
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3 coyotes this morning but they hid behind some trees and I didn't get a shot. One brave soul tried chasing a bull elk that had been hanging around the house. It was going well until the bull stopped and faced him. He turned tail and ran... didn't get a shot at him either. But...... the bull had lost his horns and I'm going elk hunting later today, horn hunting that is.
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Found one shed and I'm pretty sure it was the one the coyote was chasing. The one hanging around by the house had an odd rack and I found the odd side. He never was with the herd I saw.

I can't help but wonder if this guy who was injured a couple years back is the same elk. He was on my lawn for a day and a half, couldn't care less about my Lab. They even touched noses once !!

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this is the shed:

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He was right back by the house yesterday. Went right back to where he'd been living.
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