National Geographic : 1932 Jul
0 Photograph by Rex Gill ELK DRIVEN TO VALLEY FARMS BY WINTER SNOWS Near Steamboat Springs, where this herd was photographed, and in several other sections of the State, valley farmers must protect their haystacks from the depredations of hungry elk. Herds of these animals thronged Colorado's mountains and extendedfar out upon the plains along watercourses, when white men first came to the region. They were completely exterminated, but were reintroduced in 1915 and are now found inconsiderable num bers in the mountains. Colorado's mountains and valleys are rich in wild life.