Elk are to some birds as a burrito truck is to college kids after last call at the bars. In other words, elk are a roving food source for birds. Throughout much of the year, elk are covered with parasites, such as ticks. Birds comb through their fur picking off ticks one-by-one, a win-win for everything but the bloodsuckers. Birds will also scavenge elk scat for any undigested seeds. The only time elk seem truly annoyed with their avian hitch-hikers is when the birds fly in front of their face and obstruct their vision or peck at their eyes. A quick shake of the head and the birds are back to plucking parasites.
A New Year Means New Goals
It’s a New Year, a new decade in fact, which means it’s a perfect time to make your plans for elk hunting and RMEF volunteering […]
RMEF Volunteers Give Hunters ‘Hope’ in Alabama
You may have to drive a ways –to either Arkansas, North Carolina or Tennessee– to find the nearest wild, free-ranging elk herd, but that does […]
Don’t Roll the Dice with Raffles
There’s no question that banquet raffles provide a large portion of RMEF’s total revenue. They generated over $13.6 million in 2019 even before the close […]