Too many elk and not enough tough love: WRITERS ON THE RANGE

Welsch, Jeff
May 2008
High Country News;5/26/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 10, p29
The author reflects on the miserable condition of thousands of elks in the National Elk Refuge in Wyoming. He argues that the compassionate conservatism in the area appears hollow as the crowded elks contained by a tall fence in one side of the refuge are infested by scabies and lice scars. The author considers seeing the elks high on the ridge more rewarding than seeing them navigating the artificial wilderness of the refuge.


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