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St. Helens winterkill
« on: March 20, 2017, 09:10:00 AM »
Sun came out yesterday and I headed up the Hwy to Coldwater.  Just casually watching the ditches saw three winterkill--Didn't get out to check for hoof rot.  Wonder how overall the herd survived all that snow and disease.  Yard elk are limping, and yard deer are getting hit with hairloss, too.  Surrounded by sick critters in SW Wa.  Bring on the sun!

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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2017, 07:25:22 PM »
How can you assume a animal in a ditch is "winterkill"? Because it was killed in the season of winter ?

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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2017, 07:46:57 PM »
OK, more technically the three elk were on the grassy right-of-way dead about 20-50 feet from the pavement.  Highly unlikely that any were hit by a vehicle...and THREE hit all within the last week or so, no way. 

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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2017, 08:09:42 PM »
There's a pile of dead ones up there .....not even going up there this year....it's gross

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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #4 on: March 21, 2017, 06:51:51 PM »
In the past 2-months, I've found a total of (13) dead elk in the Toutle and Coweeman units. Out of the (13), (9) were cows, and the others were bulls.

Out of those animals, (11) were imancipated and had hoof extreme hoof rot. The others were in poor condition, but no apprenent injuries. One of the bulls, was most definatly killed by coyotes. The blood in the snow showed he was attacked multiple times, until sucomming to the attack.

On another note, I did find deer from a cat kill.

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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2017, 06:58:17 AM »
Are you sure it was coyotes cause rumor has it there is wolves in them there parts
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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2017, 07:12:07 AM »
They die in bunches up there every year.
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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2017, 08:12:01 AM »
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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2017, 11:07:50 AM »


Out of those animals, (11) were imancipated

What does that mean?? 

Emancipated : not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition, etc.:
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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #9 on: March 22, 2017, 11:27:52 AM »


Out of those animals, (11) were imancipated

What does that mean?? 

Emancipated : not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition, etc.:
Emaciated? :dunno: Probably what he meant

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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #10 on: March 22, 2017, 11:34:55 AM »


Out of those animals, (11) were imancipated

What does that mean?? 

Emancipated : not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition, etc.:
Emaciated? :dunno: Probably what he meant
In the early 1900s, elk were enslaved. Thank goodness they were recently imancipated. :tup:
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Re: St. Helens winterkill
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2017, 11:58:59 AM »


Out of those animals, (11) were imancipated

What does that mean?? 

Emancipated : not constrained or restricted by custom, tradition, superstition, etc.:
Emaciated? :dunno: Probably what he meant

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