Friday, August 8, 2008

They’re Back

Tracks Across A Fairway

In the last several weeks we have once again begun to see activity from both deer and elk on the golf course. Although it is quite a site to see these animals up close and personal, they do cause significant damage to the course.

Hoof Prints and Droppings Across a Green
Tracks Through The Newly Seeded Nursery

The deer have been around most of the summer and other than eating flowers and the occasional hoof prints they really do not do much damage. The elk on the other hand cause significant damage with their droppings, urine burn and major hoof marks. It is a little unusual for the elk to be around this early in the season, but the extreme weather patterns we are experiencing must influencing their patterns as well.