The Elk Expert

January 16, 2010 at 7:17 pm (Uncategorized)

I so totally wanted to be the “Elk Expert” on this little expedition. I even wore this great vintage Camo Elk Hat. I dreamed of being the know it all on the back of the cart, shouting out elk facts that seemed too odd to be believable. But unfortunately, I didn’t know a whole lot about elk before taking this little horse drawn elk tour, so I had to sit there and be quiet and talk it all in.

Located about 1/2 drive from La Grande, Oregon, and down a little icey road, you will find the parking lot for T&T Wildlife Tours. For $7 you can hop on a horse drawn cart and get pulled within feet of a giant elk herd chowing down on grass.  This herd of Rocky Mountain Elk ranges from 100 to 250 elk, and they are fed here in the winter to prevent them from over grazing on neighboring farms.

It’s a really great little trip to take if you are in the area. Hop off interstate I-84 at North Powder and follow the signs for 8 miles. It’s on the way to Anthony Lakes Ski Area.

The tours run every half hour from 10:30 to 2:00 on Weekends December through February.  T & T Wildlife Tours at (541) 856-3356;


1 Comment

  1. Badger said,

    You may not be an expert yet, but you are on your way. Maybe you should go on every tour for a couple weeks.. then you could correct the tour guide when they make a mistake! 😉

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