Roosevelt Elk in the Coastal Mountains


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Jewell Oregon

On a autumn day I drove to the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area on the western slopes of the Coastal Mountains. It’s managed by the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to provide winter habitat and supplemental feeding for wild Roosevelt Elk.

A series of open pastures border a paved road, offering good views of up to 200 Elk during winter and spring.

Roosevelt Elk

I was lucky enough to spot some Elk, but they were far back from the viewing area.

But, on the return drive I found a small herd feeding in an open meadow.

Interestingly enough, there were three spike bulls among them. They had managed to make it through hunting season.

Mom and kid leaving the meadow

Delicious grass

Tasty

They appear in great shape going into the winter

Three Roosevelt Elk Spikes

 

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