Just found out the reason the the Elk have been so scarce this fall! A family of Gray Wolves have moved to the mountain beside our place! At least they have scared off the coyotes....I am distressed to have to deal with protecting my hens from wolves for the long winter up here not to mention the huge owls, coyotes, hawks, eagles , and mountain lions! If all of these it is only the wolves I am afraid of personally! they are very big!