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Elk, Bison?

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Elk, Bison?

Are there elk and / or bison in Great Basin NP. I looked through the NPS web site and it seemed to state there used to be elk, bison, but wasn't clear if there still was.


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1. Re: Elk, Bison?

Great Basin does have elk. They are out and about mostly in the evening, like deer.

You can see a list of the various animals on the park website.


I am not aware of bison in the park. The nearest free-range bison I know of are on Antelope Island in the Great Salt Lake. Someone owns a few domestic bison in Nephi, or at least they did; maybe a local can update us. Nephi (rhymes with re-fi, as in what you do to your mortgage) is on I-15 about 170 miles north of the park and 90 miles south of Salt Lake City.

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