• While elk are almost never aggressive towards humans unless they feel threatened, they can pose a significant hazard to drivers, particularly around dawn or dusk.
    • Pay close attention to the road; use your headlights, even if it's not yet full dark.
    • If you see one or more elk near the road you're driving on, slow down; they can move unpredictably and quickly.
    • Adult elk generally weigh between 500 - 700 lbs.; even aside from the injury to the animal, hitting one is usually enough to do significant damage to a vehicle and its occupants.  Always use caution when driving through elk country!

Show All Answers

1. Bears
2. Cougars/Mountain Lions
3. Coyotes
4. Elk
5. Javelina/Peccary
6. Raccoons
7. Rodents
8. Skunks
9. Snakes
10. Spiders
11. Ticks
12. Woodpeckers