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jenbickel
05-02-2012, 07:18 PM
So while I was out shed hunting yesterday, I came up over the top of a ridge and found a spot where it was a big rock face. Off the rock face there was at least 50 dead elk in a pile. You could see where the elk must have had something chasing them and just ran right off the side of this rim rock. Has anyone else ever seen or heard of something like this? It was crazy!

Ikeepitcold
05-02-2012, 07:44 PM
Holy crap! That is crazy! I've never heard or seen anything like that.

Ikeepitcold
05-02-2012, 07:45 PM
You should let the fish and game know about it

Bitterroot Bulls
05-02-2012, 07:46 PM
You got a pic, Jen?

jenbickel
05-02-2012, 07:58 PM
Unfortunantely, I did not get a picture. I didn't have my camera with me and my phone was dead. I'm half tempted to walk back and take a picture now!

Kevin Root
05-02-2012, 08:17 PM
Wow that's something you don't hear about or see often. Kind of reminds me of the way I've heard some Indians used to hunt buffalo sometimes. They would run them off cliffs.

jenbickel
05-02-2012, 08:24 PM
Yep! We have a historical site here from just that! I'm thinking this may have been like a pack of wolves or something!

Bitterroot Bulls
05-02-2012, 08:33 PM
Unfortunantely, I did not get a picture. I didn't have my camera with me and my phone was dead. I'm half tempted to walk back and take a picture now!

That is too bad. How can we help finish tempting the other half?

My curiosity borders on a raccoon's.

Colorado Cowboy
05-02-2012, 09:06 PM
Wow that's something you don't hear about or see often. Kind of reminds me of the way I've heard some Indians used to hunt buffalo sometimes. They would run them off cliffs.
Yep....Hells Half Acre near Powder River, Wyoming. Used to stay in the RV park there during hunting season. Had a motel and cafe....too bad it's closed now!

Muleys 24/7
05-02-2012, 09:13 PM
Crazy, how long do you think they have been there? Did you smell them?

hvfd21walker
05-02-2012, 09:13 PM
Im thinking we need pics.

Muleys 24/7
05-02-2012, 09:18 PM
That is too bad. How can we help finish tempting the other half?

My curiosity borders on a raccoon's.I'm sure we all would like to see that. I've never even heard of that happening

Ikeepitcold
05-02-2012, 09:32 PM
Pics Jen!!! Go now!!!!!L

Musket Man
05-02-2012, 10:47 PM
Wow thats crazy! What general area? Really sounds like a pack of wolves to me if its in wolf country. howlong ago do you think it happened?

Futboler
05-03-2012, 01:02 AM
Pictures! Pictures! :)

Drhorsepower
05-03-2012, 01:26 AM
Craziness. Yeah you definitely need to bounce back there ad snap photos, let fish and game know. This is one for the record books. First thing that came to mind was mathew quigley.

buckbull
05-03-2012, 01:14 PM
I believe something similiar happened to the Kaibab deer population years ago. I believe Arizona conservation department was trying to round up some mule deer from the plateau to transplant somewhere else and they ended up driving the deer over a cliff. Very unfortunate.

sjsmallfield
05-03-2012, 01:56 PM
That's just crazy jen. I got an email one time of a bighorn and a mountain lion that had fallen off a cliff and landed on a road. The lion still had a clump of fur in its mouth and both died on impact. Still it was nothing like what you're describing. 50 elk, WOW!

jenbickel
05-03-2012, 02:26 PM
I think I am goin to call game and fish on it. I want to see if I can maybe go get all the ivories! It didnt look like it happened too long ago. Maybe a month or two. There were some of them that had been ate up pretty bad, it looked like whatever ate it mainly just stuck to eating the stomachs on them. Then there were some that we're still pretty much all intact. Plenty of maggots still though. You can tell some of them survived the initial impact and then went down the hill 50-100 yards and died. Now I really want to go back and get pictures. I probably will within the next couple of weeks. It is in the central Wyoming area in the Big Horn mountains. Down in the Kaycee area. There are definitely wolves around here. The only thing that sucks is the spot is 2.5 hour drive to get to the spot to unload the wheeler, then about 15 miles on a wheeler on a really horrible road and then about a 5 mile hike through a crappy canyon. Anyone wanna volunteer to come with? Haha :)

WYrider
05-03-2012, 10:00 PM
I would gladly go with you. Or you could tell me where this spot is at and I can find it and take some pics. I am friends with Rady Kerchew? a wildlife biologist in Buffalo. I think he might take care of that area. I will talk to him and im sure he will definitely want to get in on this. Please let me know and I will pass the location on. Thanks, Brant

jenbickel
05-03-2012, 10:56 PM
Yes, talk to him and let me know if he is interested! I'm not sure I could really point out the exact location on a map or even explain it real well but I could definitely get there!

RUTTIN
05-04-2012, 08:10 AM
Had something like that happen here in Utah a few years ago. The elk had a spot that they would cross through all the time in Provo Canyon. When the state redid the road they cut the bottom road out like 30 feet. When the elk came running off the hill, and if I remember right they were spooked by someone taking pictures of them, they all ran off the cliff and landed on the highway below.

jenbickel
05-04-2012, 08:16 AM
That's crazy!!

sjsmallfield
05-04-2012, 07:57 PM
Hey jen have you contacted the fish and game dept. yet? I was just curious to hear what their thoughts were.

T43
05-05-2012, 12:09 PM
Keep us posted. I can't wait to see the pics.

sjsmallfield
07-09-2012, 01:55 PM
Hey Jen. Did you ever get back up there to take some pics?

Old Hunter
07-09-2012, 03:27 PM
Nuts! I was hoping when I got to the end of the thread we'd have pictures. This is too weird.

ivorytip
07-09-2012, 03:41 PM
that is so insane, id be willing to drive that way just to see. hell i bet eastmans would get over there to get a pic of that. thats neat and creepy all tied into one

Muleys 24/7
07-09-2012, 05:02 PM
Hey Jen. Did you ever get back up there to take some pics?
Yea I thought for sure we would of had pics by now..... jen, your slacking:)

Drhorsepower
07-09-2012, 08:50 PM
No photos, it didn't happen lol.

jenbickel
07-10-2012, 12:05 AM
No photos, it didn't happen lol.

Lol whatever! I will give you directions on how to get there if you want!

I never did go back. I still want to but can't imagine how awful that must smell now! Even the thought of it gags me!

Old Hunter
07-10-2012, 09:35 AM
At some point it's just bones. No smell.

xtreme
07-10-2012, 10:51 AM
Almost every year I go to the Hudson-Meng Buffalo kill site in Ne. Its a display of a buffalo kill site, no clifts there so I dont know what happened. They have a building over the site and charge admission. Just saying. Buy the site and make up your story, they will come.
The reason I go there in Ne is because I have killed several good mule deer within a mile of the site.