Do they live down there year round Ryan or did they recently arrive?
They live here all the time. They walk on the ice when the pond freezes. All the animals here know they're safe, so even the ones that aren't fenced in don't go very far.
We seem to visit places with similar stories at the same time Ryan. :D
Cypress Hills is also a protected area and right now it's black powder season on Elk. There are 250 Elk there and a local rancher, who lives right beside the park, told us that every single one is inside the no hunting zone (there are no fences keeping them in ;).
I congratulate you on your wildlife pictures! I had a very difficult time finding any wildlife (darn trees) and the Elk were just spirits on the land there (as far as I could tell). Another young lady informed us that her mother walks the hills daily and she's only spotted them once).
Thanks, Pam! There are a couple websites regarding Lone Elk Park where people write a little review, and it seems that there are quite a few people who can't find any animals here either. I've heard stories about hunting land bordering national forest, and the deer hunters and wildlife photographers will head up at the same time of year--the photographers stay inside the protected national forest to see all the deer that go there to escape the hunters. It seems animals all over are very good at adapting to our yearly schedules.
LOL I do believe they have it memorized. ;)
I'm thinking it's your towering height Ryan that's giving you a distinct advantage. :)
Towering? :-) But I was sitting down here, and for all the elk and bison I was driving. I just got lucky and picked good times to visit.
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Photo taken in Lone Elk Park, 1 Lone Elk County Park, St. Louis, MO 63088, USA
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