The Magical Place In Oregon Where You Can View A Wild Elk Herd
According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Oregon is home to around 76,000 elk. When you catch a glimpse of these majestic creatures crossing the road or hanging out in a field, it’s always a pleasure to watch them, but those encounters can be fleeting and rare. There are four places in the Beaver State to view protected elk herds, but Dean Creek is the largest, and you’re almost always guaranteed to see elk during your visit. Take a look:
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If you’d like to see more elk, check out the Elkhorn Wildlife Area in eastern Oregon, Finely National Wildlife Refuge near Corvallis, and the Jewell Meadows Wildlife Area in northwest Oregon.
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Writer, editor and researcher with a passion for exploring new places. Catherine loves local bookstores, independent films, and spending time with her family, including Gus the golden retriever, who is a very good boy.
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