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Bison and Veratic Rockshelters were used as base camps for big game hunting in the surrounding valleys and foothills. The animals that were hunted were bison (52%), bighorn sheep (26%), deer (13%), antelope (8%) and elk (1%). The relative percentages varied over time: during cooler periods there were more bison and fewer sheep killed than during warmer times. Small game are represented by rabbits, gophers, ground squirrels, and grouse. These fragments of ancient meals are accompanied by numerous firepits and other evidence for cooking. Also present are the bones of domesticated dog, wolf, and coyote. One of the many rock art panels depicts a hunter using dogs to help hunt an elk.