WILDLIFE WATCHING -- A herd of more than 60 elk, mostly mature bulls, was photographed recently in Utah by a Uinta County Sheriff as he waited for the herd to cross the road ahead of him about 12 miles out of Evanston.
Hunting season is over, but the shed hunting seaons ought to be awesome in this area.
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Winter-feeding is in full swing at the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department's Oak Creek Wildlife Area 15 miles northwest of Yakima. Visitors are welcome to watch hundreds of hungry elk and bighorn sheep gather to dine on alfalfa hay and pellets -- a program designed to keep them off of nearby agricultural lands when winter forces them down from the high country.
Oak Creek visitors can check the recorded message on the headquarters phone (509) 653-2390 for updates on feeding and elk-viewing tours. Tour reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance by calling (509) 698-5106.
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