Very nice shots. But while these people might have been dumb in the sense that they could have gotten injured, you have to take a closer look at what dumb means. In other parts of the world, these animals would be in harness or in herds like cattle. I can testify that they taste exactly like cow meat, since they eat the same plants, and, I have seen one of these exact species of elk tamed, saddled and ridden like a prized horse. Their hides are also premium grade. Just saying, there are different kinds of dumb.
I also saw the bison attack. Now that is dumb, although there was a car salesman in Phoenix that saddled one and rode it in his commercials. Go figure.