The problem over at Cataloochie is the visitors feeding them. my family were over there last fall and there were people feeding them apples right at the barn. Now that's a disaster waiting to happen. I said something to one of the folks and they looked at me like I was crazy. The husband pretty much told me to mind my own business and I told him I was trying to save him a trip to town in the back of vehicle and a stiff fine. That vehicle could be an ambulance or a cruiser. People think its a petting zoo.
Elk are huge animals and are a real danger if they become habituated. Especially during the rut.