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BLM Winter Bucket List #12: Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area, Oregon, for Its Roosevelt Elk

The Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area is the year-round residence for a herd of about 100 Roosevelt Elk. A mild winter climate and abundant food allow Oregon’s largest land mammals to remain at the Dean Creek Elk Viewing Area all year.

Roosevelt Elk are Oregon’s largest land mammals, weighing up to 1,100 pounds and standing as tall as five feet at the shoulder. Antlers of the Roosevelt Elk can reach spreads of nearly three feet. 

Learn how you can see these amazing animals up close: blm.gov/yg5c.

Photos by Stephen Baker, BLM Oregon