- Category: Mammals
One of the largest herds of Elk reside in Wallowa County. in 2016, ODFW estimated 13,300 animals in 4 units. That's a lot of Elk! To see them, it's best to wake early and head north into the Zumwalt Grassland. Herds of 250-plus are not uncommon. In the Hell's Canyon National Recreation Area you'll find them most anywhere, particularly along the hills and canyons leading to the river.