Elk and mule deer migrate from the high mountain summer ranges to these foothills and basins to winter. The Wyoming game and Fish Department has acquired 12,870 acres of the wind blown slopes and basins along Wagonhound Creek to protect and maintain this crucial winter range.
The exposed vegetation provides important winter forage for elk, mule deer, and antelope. These animals require both food and cover to survive the harsh winter conditions. Winter range in Wyoming is in critically short supply. If significant numbers of animals are to survive, winter range must be protected.
These winter ranges are managed to provide a balance of vegetation, including grasses and shrubs to provide forage, and conifers to provide cover from wind, sun and heat loss during cold periods.
Wind and man interact on the land to free and protect your wildlife resource. As you travel, keep in mind the Wyoming wind as a friend!
|Placed By||Wyoming's Wildlife - Worth the Watching|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 7:15am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||13T E 392901 N 4609608|
|Decimal Degrees||41.63101667, -106.28576667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 41° 37.861', W 106° 17.146'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||41° 37' 51.66" N, 106° 17' 8.76" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 4055 Elk Mountain Arlington Rd, Elk Mountain WY 82324, US|
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