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Elk Calves Getting Bigger; Point Reyes National Seashore

The elk calves are getting noticeably bigger and the spots on the older ones are becoming somewhat muted.  If you like to see spotted elk calves and deer fawns, you should get out to Point Reyes soon. Advertisements

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Elk Calves; Point Reyes National Seashore

I’m biased in favor of predators. That’s why when I’m at Point Reyes I’m always looking for bobcats and coyotes.  If I’m lucky, maybe I’ll spot a badger.  If I’m super lucky, maybe some day I”ll spot a mountain lion. … Continue reading

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254 Elk Die of Thirst in Elk Range; Point Reyes National Seashore

The elk in the Tomales Point Tule Elk Reserve (Pierce Point Ranch area) have been dying in large numbers due to lack of water or dehydration.  It’s a slow way to die. The elk population dropped from 540 in 2012 … Continue reading

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Bull Elk with Barbed Wire in Antlers, Point Reyes National Seashore

Here’s a photo of a bull tule elk I took recently at Point Reyes.  He has some barbed wire tangled in and hanging from his antlers.   I don’t know how this happened, but it’s most likely because the wire … Continue reading

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Point Reyes National Seashore. Should Wild Elk Be Fenced In on National Park Lands?

I.  INTRODUCTION As if we didn’t already have enough signs in west Marin about oyster farming in the Seashore, there are new signs popping up about elk and putting them behind a fence.  The new signs say:  “Let’s protect / … Continue reading

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A Day At Point Reyes National Seashore

I went to Point Reyes a couple of days ago.  It had been a while.  When I arrived I quickly spotted a bobcat.  It was too far to photograph so I waited a bit to see if it would move … Continue reading

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Bull Elk in Velvet, Point Reyes National Seashore

I was out at Point Reyes recently.  The male elk are all sporting new antlers covered in velvet.  They’re also still shedding their lighter-colored winter coats.  This bull was in the Tule Elk Preserve.  He was in a group of … Continue reading

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