Elk Viewing Area
I have to laugh every time I drive on Airport Hill and I see people pulled to the side of the road with binoculars looking at the elk herd. I wonder if they are just admiring nature or just feeding their fantasy of lining one of them up in the cross hairs of their hunting rifles.
I don’t find elk all that fascinating. I see them more as a destructive force in agriculture. I’m not a hunter so they don’t fascinate me as game.
I find beef much more fascinating. I’ve been known to pull over and look at a herd of beef. I admire how they often stand facing one direction. I look at their confirmation. There are good ones and lesser ones.
I can’t imagine killing an elk, field dressing them and then home curing and butchering them. I’d it be beef and I'd rather have all that done by a professional in a USDA approved facility.