Elk deaths in Wyoming = lightning – 08/27/2005

  • November 11, 2013 at 10:33 pm #950

    Lightning blamed for elk deaths

    RIVERTON – Lightning is believed to have killed 12 elk southwest of
    Lander in the Shoshone National Forest.

    A man on a four-wheeler found 10 dead elk in the upper Squaw Creek area
    last week, according to Kent Schmidlin, regional wildlife supervisor
    for the Wyoming Game and Fish Department.

    “We went up and looked at it,” Schmidlin said. “We found 10 elk in a
    stand of smaller timber and two more within 50 yards of that group.”

    He said the three yearling cows, six adult cows and three calves were
    likely killed by a single bolt.

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