By Jim Mooers, PAM Board member and OHA member
This fence was 20 acres and over 12 ft tall. It was two rows of hog wire on top and chicken wire was buried 8” into the ground. The chicken wire had grown into the Bitterbrush. BLM frequently reported finding the bodies of fawns and elk calves who were trapped in this enclosure.
We successfully removed and recycled over 3,000 lbs of fencing. People from the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, BLM, Oregon Hunters Association (OHA) and Protect Animal Migration (PAM) worked together for two days to accomplish our mission. During one break we heard an elk bugleing nearby. That was a “thank you,” no doubt.