February 28, 2014

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We had about 500 elk as our lead animals on our move today. We were moving a group of 150 cattle from our pastures over to the San Luis Lakes State Park, to begin intensively grazing there. It turned out that the elk herd that has been hanging out on the ranch and Great Sand Dunes National Park for the entire winter, happened to be right in our path. Not being real sure what to make of us, they trotted off down a fenceline. The fenceline was our exact route and the cattle went trotting off behind them, taking their lead up and over the steep sandy hills that surround San Luis Lake. In the photo, you can see the brownish tan mob that is the elk herd at the top of the hill. The cattle hauled ass up it shortly after.


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