Elk heard at Ecola Park overlooking Cannon Beach

Elk Herd at Ecola State Park

A 14 member elk herd was seen at Ecola State Park early evening on March 29, 2009. This herd
was eating when I came upon them. They moved slowly across the open area that faces Cannon
Beach with 'Haystack' Rock in the background.
There was a 20 minute break in the rain.

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Luke Fitzwater says ... on Friday, May 7 at 1:24 PM

Excellent article. I believe that if more people tried bow hunting, they would be surprised how much fun this can be. I invite you and your readers to visit my new site, Silent Draw Outdoors. This is a new breed of hunting and outdoor adventure. Watc

freakinliberalAKAnotstupid says ... on Friday, Apr 9 at 6:04 AM

shhh . . . there's a redneck; you can confuse them if you sneak up and ask them a question about any issue beyond a third grade level; they'll turn their broad side to you before gazing into a pick em up truck bed.

Jewell says ... on Sunday, Apr 4 at 9:57 AM

Great hunting on the reserve! Be very quiet though...

Anonymous says ... on Saturday, Apr 3 at 5:06 PM

nothing at all new about this elk herd being in the cannon beach area. they are protected, no shooty with anything!!

michigan mike says ... on Saturday, Apr 3 at 11:19 AM

i'm from Michigan and i was just out there 2 weeks ago and swore i saw elk tracks,i think its amazing you got this pick. Gotta love the liberals knee jerk reaction to hunters is calling them rednecks,how pathetic, in michigan we value our hunters

Jen says ... on Saturday, Apr 3 at 6:58 AM

BTW Teresa there is no way remotely possible this herd could travel the distance to the Jewell Refuge, it's over probably 40 miles to the refuge and they don't travel that far. Hope they are there when we start bow hunting!

hmmmm says ... on Friday, Apr 2 at 8:11 AM

ya what would be the point of elk having such good meat if they weren't to be hunted....... it would be a wast

Increadulous says ... on Friday, Apr 2 at 4:48 AM

Did you know the average success rate for bow hunters is about 10% or less for Elk? I'd prefer to die by bow than be evicerated by a cougar myself, they don't wait for you to die. Starving's not fun either.

Great Photo! says ... on Thursday, Apr 1 at 10:52 PM

Incredible animals and scenery. Great photo! Thanks for submitting!

Obsydean says ... on Thursday, Apr 1 at 10:03 PM

This is a tiny herd, a direct result of overhunting. Herds of this size are barely sustainable and a sliver of the populations that once existed. Hunting these animals is now managed as a sport, recreation for those who enjoy killing

KellyF says ... on Thursday, Apr 1 at 1:03 PM

I live on the coast and love seeing the wildlife. It is one of the best parts of livving on the coast. There is a larger herd near Camp Rilea, 50 . I also saw a huge herd right by the Gearhart/Seaside airport one night a few months ago.

Indiesol says ... on Thursday, Apr 1 at 10:46 AM

Yeah, it's not slaughter, or even murder. Elks love it, in fact. If you've ever seen an Elk catch a glimpse of a hunter, they'll slowly turn to expose their broadside to him in order to afford him a better shot. Yup, death, good times.

Linsey says ... on Thursday, Apr 1 at 10:25 AM

Beautiful picture!

Teresa says ... on Thursday, Apr 1 at 4:08 AM

Beautiful shot! Dont worry jazznsax; no hunting anywhere near here and these guys will be at the Jewell reserve by the time the bow is ready!

Mad hunter says ... on Wednesday, Mar 31 at 2:48 PM

Bow hunting elk is not even close to slaughter. It is difficult to get close enough then you stnad the chance to get stomped on if you don't nail them with a good shot. Freakin liberal, get a clue

jazznsax says ... on Wednesday, Mar 31 at 2:13 PM

Freakin redneck. Can't we just enjoy the beauty of Oregon's native wildlife on occasion without the knee-jerk reaction to slaughter them? To the photographer - nice catch, thanks for sharing!

Ryan says ... on Tuesday, Mar 30 at 8:41 PM

Mmmm Mmmm finger lickin' good! Nearly bow season, fellas. ; )

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