Took a road trip the other day. These photos are some of my souvenirs.
Mt. Scott rises about 1000 feet above the surrounding plains in southwest Oklahoma.
The folks that manage the animals in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge have carefully selected breeding stock amongst the longhorn cattle, American bison, and elk. The bison, or buffalo, once numbered around 60,000,000. They had dwindled to a little over 500 animals before conservation methods began to increase the herds once again. Once the buffalo were mostly killed off, hunters turned to harvesting the elk. All the natural elk in Oklahoma were killed off, and the elk in this preserve came from other areas.