Elk are to some birds as a burrito truck is to college kids after last call at the bars. In other words, elk are a roving food source for birds. Throughout much of the year, elk are covered with parasites, such as ticks. Birds comb through their fur picking off ticks one-by-one, a win-win for everything but the bloodsuckers. Birds will also scavenge elk scat for any undigested seeds. The only time elk seem truly annoyed with their avian hitch-hikers is when the birds fly in front of their face and obstruct their vision or peck at their eyes. A quick shake of the head and the birds are back to plucking parasites.
Rising from the Ashes with the Hearts of STIHL Conservation Project
After wildfires devastated parts of the Pacific Northwest in 2020, STIHL was inspired to help state parks recover. In 2021, STIHL and a few friends [...]
Meet Your New Regional Directors May 2023
Name: Josh McDonald State/Region: New Mexico Family (two-legged or four): One daughter, one son, one dog, one cat Favorite outdoor activities: Hunting, fishing, spearfishing, archery, target shooting, sporting [...]
Did you know about these exclusive RMEF member discounts?
As an RMEF member, you are eligible for special RMEF partner discounts on gear, goods and services! Depending on the type, your RMEF membership can [...]