As unfortunate as that is, we see nearly everyday on here.
Time and time again these people make poor decision and get far to close to large animals that can seriously ruin their whole day.
Elk are massive. Bull elk can weigh up to 1,000-pounds and cows around 500-pounds. By any standards, that’s a large animal. Add in the fact that they are pure muscle with very long legs and a mean kick and you have yourself some trouble.
These animals just want to live in peace. The truth is, we are in their area, natural they are going to be in the towns that are in their limited territory. It doesn’t mean they want to be around us though. The best thing we can do is observe from a safe distance.