WPR News
4:19 pm
Mon March 15, 2004

Dead Elk Paid Rare Visit to Winter Range

Laramie, Wy – The cause of death for 290 elk Southwest of Rawlins is still unknown, but more information continues to funnel in.
The Game and Fish Department's Tom Reed says they determined that this herd of elk had not visited the spot where many of them died in two or three years. To find out where they are from and where they spend most of their time Reed says they have put radio collars on three live elk. He expects they could move as far away as Colorado.
As for a cause of death Reed says they are looking pretty intensively at the possibility the elk ate some lichen that caused the elk to lose strength in their legs.