SUMMIT COUNTY, Utah — Driving I-80 near Henefer, it would be easy to miss with just a glance, but mixed in amongst the cows and horses on multiple farms are several herds of elk.
While it’s not uncommon to see large herds of elk on farmland, the farm off of Jeremy Ranch Road is a prime example. It is not particularly common to see them so close to cows and horses, even touching each other.
This winter’s high snowpack and seemingly never-ending snow storms have been rough on wildlife, leaving many food sources covered by snow. Finding well over a hundred elk making friends with horses and cows only adds to the evidence of their struggle.