Don’t be surprised to see elk calves thanks to lingering winter snowpack

This young elk calf was photographed earlier this spring on the Uncompahgre Plateau. the photographer and his family watched the calf from a distance for a short while and left, knowing the animal’s mother probably was in the vicinity and watchign every move. Wildlife officers say leaving young animals alone is the best move.



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This young elk calf was photographed earlier this spring on the Uncompahgre Plateau. the photographer and his family watched the calf from a distance for a short while and left, knowing the animal’s mother probably was in the vicinity and watchign every move. Wildlife officers say leaving young animals alone is the best move.

The lingering winter snowpack has had an interesting side effect: Elk calves are showing up in rancher’s yards. “We’ve had some ranchers say the elk are calving in their…




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