Pickup collides with elk near Guide Rock
October 29, 2020
Dave Mans, Red Cloud, was one mile west of the Guide Rock Country Corner when a large animal rushed out of the north ditch and hit the front fender of his pickup. Mans said, "I just got a glimpse of it before it hit the truck and knew it wasn't a deer!" It was a large bull elk!
Mans had been in Burr Oak preparing for an auction and was on his way home at 6 o'clock in the evening. Harvesters were picking corn in the field north of the highway which probably scared the elk out of the field and into the roadway. Damage to the pickup was approximately $9,000.
A friend of Mans was following him and stopped to assist. He gave Mans a ride to his home. The game warden released the elk to be butchered.
Earlier Kent Duffy spotted an elk in the corn field in which he was picking corn when it jumped up beside his combine. It is speculated that is the elk which ran into the roadway.