Originally Posted by chechem
I've had elk approach me at Yellowstone. I was fishing the Madison a couple of months ago, and a dozen elk waded the river right in front of me (within 50m). They generally ignore people in Yellowstone, likely because encounters are so common.
I also nearly hooked a Mule Deer on a backcast before I noticed it. I was fishing Slough Creek below the campground in YNP, and the deer walked up behind me on the bank before I saw it. I didn't miss it by more than a foot.
I was fishing the Madison in the park last week, and had five elk within 50 yards of my group of six fishermen...we didn't approach them, they approached us!!!!...and the buffalo can and will walk right past you...........this is commonplace in yellowstone.........
Here I walk slowly, deliberately, taking it one step, one trout, one sunset at a time. -Harry Middleton