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My Public Lands Roadtrip: Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area in Oregon | by mypubliclands
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My Public Lands Roadtrip: Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area in Oregon

The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, managed by BLM Oregon, is the year-round residence for a herd of about 100 Roosevelt Elk. A mild winter climate and abundant food allow Oregon’s largest land mammals to remain at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area all year. They share the pastures, wetlands, ponds, and adjacent forest with snowy egrets, ospreys, and red-winged blackbirds.

 

During the summer months, the best times to view elk are the early morning and before dusk. During the other three seasons, viewing is best during the day as temperatures tend to be cool or cold and windy.

 

Photo by Stephen Baker, BLM Oregon

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Taken on October 31, 2013