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Photo: Hungry elk herd

No, this is not an elk farm. This herd was just passing through the pasture fields, on a ranch between Okotoks and Turner Valley.

Wildlife damage usually increases in late winter as hunger makes wildlife more bold, said Charity Wallace of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development. Limiting access to food sources, like bales and grain, is the best protection while your local Fish and Wildlife officer can offer specific advice on mitigating damage on your operation, she said.

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Jennifer Blair

Jennifer Blair is a Red Deer-based reporter with a post-secondary education in professional writing and nearly 10 years of experience in corporate communications, policy development, and journalism. She's spent half of her career telling stories about an industry she loves for an audience she admires--the farmers who work every day to build a better agriculture industry in Alberta.

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