Here I walk slowly, deliberately, taking it one step, one trout, one sunset at a time. -Harry Middleton
"The best laid schemes o' mice an' men / Gang aft agley." Robert Burns. I wish there was some way to remove them safely. Shooting a couple of them may give some short term relief, but it isn't the answer in the long run. I do understand the landowners frustrations. Swamp, I'm still laughing
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
Fished Raven Forks about a month ago and there was plenty of bugling and chasing going on with the elk. This spike was making rude gestures towards me. lol!
Seriously though, same day park rangers were patrolling Raven Forks trying to keep a buffer between an aggressive, bulling elk and the humans. Bull's tag # was 22 I think, it was two of the same numbers anyways, like 44, or 55? Ranger that was dogging this elk, he looked extremely tired and aggravated like he'd been chasing that elk all day and was wishing there was an open season on elk. The ranger stopped briefly to scold us sternly saying "you don't want to come within 50 yards of this elk!"
Seriously, they may be as harmless as a rabbit but I just wondered if anyone had heard of problems with hikers, fishermen, etc. I've been around cattle all of my life, and rarely will they turn on you, but I had a momma put me up a tree one day when I was too close to her baby! You never know.
<(((>< In tribute to Ben, Duck Hunter extraordinaire, and man's best friend.