Elk are to some birds as a burrito truck is to college kids after last call at the bars. In other words, elk are a roving food source for birds. Throughout much of the year, elk are covered with parasites, such as ticks. Birds comb through their fur picking off ticks one-by-one, a win-win for everything but the bloodsuckers. Birds will also scavenge elk scat for any undigested seeds. The only time elk seem truly annoyed with their avian hitch-hikers is when the birds fly in front of their face and obstruct their vision or peck at their eyes. A quick shake of the head and the birds are back to plucking parasites.
RMEF Supports Public Lands Legislation
The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation supports the Public Lands in Public Hands Act, new legislation introduced to maintain public access to public land by banning [...]
RMEF, Partners Recognized for Oregon Conservation Project
It’s an oldie but a goodie: there is no “I” in team. That mentality helped the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), Manulife Investment [...]
Nevada Announces Inaugural Moose Hunt
Below is a portion of the Nevada Department of Wildlife’s February Newsletter. After several years of monitoring, information gathering, and data analysis by Department personnel, [...]