Letter: Leave the elk alone
From the time that I have lived here in Colorado I’ve seen many things in nature that shouldn’t be disturbed or taken lightly due to the circumstances. Recently, I witnessed some amazing animals being run off more or less from what appeared to be kids with a dog.
These animals are animals that we may see every day this time of year but nonetheless they are amazing. The kids ran off seven bulls that had been coming down onto the Iron Bridge golf course and, yes, their dog chased them like they were cattle. Some of the most amazing bulls that one may see, and now it appears that they will not return due to human behavior. Some of the most amazing racks and the enjoyment of seeing something so close should not be taken lightly or abused to the point of driving the animals off.
Be it kids or not, it’s a serious matter when it involves a dog running off elk when the two kids probably have no idea of the impact that it puts on the elk themselves. Not taken lightly; I would ask that this would not happen in the future. Not just for my own enjoyment but the enjoyment of those who like same. It is highly disappointing.
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