Winter is confirmed in The Cascades..Elk and Deer are there! (roadtrip)

Winter is confirmed in The Cascades..Elk and Deer are there! (roadtrip)

My Dad made this a favorite road trip for us each year during Winter. What a fun family outing for you as well.  The Washington Dept Of Fish and Wildlife are back now with the  winter feeding program, now underway at the Oak Creek Wildlife Area, where hundreds of hungry elk, deer  and big-horn sheep are descending from the high country of the Washington Cascades  to dine on alfalfa hay and pellets. This is located just west of Yakima on highway 12, you will see a sign.   The herd of Elk and Deer and some Bighorn Sheep can reach over 3000!  Bald and golden eagles are also on display throughout the area. The visitors center is open, but it’s always a good idea to check the recorded message on the headquarters phone (509-653-2390) for updates on feeding and elk-viewing tours. Visitors should be aware that a state Discover Pass or WDFW Access Pass is required to park at the Wildlife Area. Visitors can purchase a Discover Pass at the area headquarters most spoirting good stores in your area.

Photo by MONGO / CC BY 2.5

About Mark Christopher

Mark is native Seattle and a longtime Northwest & Seattle Radio connection. Colfax, Spokane, Shelton are among some of his radio roadway. From his connections to Seafair, Seattle tourism (Ride The Ducks Captain), and Northwest Musicians (he mastered efforts to put The Ventures in The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame). He is Host of KCTS9 COOKS (PBS) and seen during major Pledge Drive campaigns. Only three things will get him outta bed before sunrise…Fishing, Skiing and being on radio giving you reasons to smile!

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