I can't find the article, but I know that I originally saw those pictures on the Denver Post website. It seems like those where taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, or close to that area. If I find the article again, I will add the link. Pretty cool pictures anyway.
I saw the pictures as well in one of our local papers. I know it wasn't the Denver Post as I never see that one. It seems everyone has tried to cash in on the picture and claim it as local. It looks pretty cool but still seems pretty unlikely except with the tamest of elk.
I still question the authenticity of the pictures. There is a no tresspassing sign in the background - it could be for the land beyond the stream but I think the pictures are photo-shopped. Or it could be true if a man-of-the-cloth is the one saying it happened?!?!?!
I still say photo-shopped. There is no way that I would be that close to a wild elk weather it was in Estes Park or anywhere else unless I had my bow in my hand. Wild elk are way to unpredictable to be close enough to reach out and touch them no matter where they are found.
Thats too funny!!! I don't know if the photo's are shopped or not but I have a few fishing holes that I fish. I have had elk come out of the tree's not 10 feet from me before and drink out of the river. I have also had deer stand 5 feet off the trail and just watch me walk by. I have even had a bear come out to the river 50 feet up river from me before. If it was a resident herd and are used to people in the area then the chances of this actually happening are pretty good.
As a Taxidermist I look at hundreds of Whitetail Bucks every year. I know that I have seen many different ways people judge the size of racks on live deer. I think for the most part they all are pretty close. I'm going to give you some measurements that I have noticed being right on in just about every deer. We have used it in the last couple years and have only been off by about 5-6 inches. We do study the deer while bowhunting so we get a little more time to look at them....