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    I wouldn't turn my back on one of them critters

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    Quote Originally Posted by chechem View Post
    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.........
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    "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."
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    Quote Originally Posted by swamp View Post
    I wouldn't turn my back on one of them critters
    I'm not scared of Bears, snakes, or attacking otters, but Elk rape now has me worried. Think about it. This could be happening all the time with victims being too ashamed to even prosecute. So swamp if there is anything else you need to tell us, remember your now in a safe place and no one will hurt you anymore

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckypaddler View Post
    I'm not scared of Bears, snakes, or attacking otters, but Elk rape now has me worried. Think about it. This could be happening all the time with victims being too ashamed to even prosecute. So swamp if there is anything else you need to tell us, remember your now in a safe place and no one will hurt you anymore
    Should we request Paula create an "Elk Rape Victim Awareness" thread for those needing an outlet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckypaddler View Post
    I'm not scared of Bears, snakes, or attacking otters, but Elk rape now has me worried. Think about it. This could be happening all the time with victims being too ashamed to even prosecute. So swamp if there is anything else you need to tell us, remember your now in a safe place and no one will hurt you anymore
    You are too scared of snakes, bears, attacking otters, fluffy bunnies, dead shrews...

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    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!"

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    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.
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