January snows have prompted
Central Idaho’s wild creatures to seek the relative refuge of the valleys.
Elk and deer are increasingly common sights in the Wood River Valley’s
subdivisions and neighborhoods. Moose, however, don’t tend to move much
because of the weather. “They’re here all the time,” said Idaho Department
of Fish and Game Conservation Officer Roger Olson. “They are deep snow
machines. They are incredible. There’s lots of food down along that
Express photo by Willy Cook