This Elk Bull just entering his prime looks a lot like the Sheriff Did. His Elk Rut Behaviors are also similar to the Sheriff.. a Natural to Dominate other Bulls and Win Over Cows. Here he is Today, as well as what we think was him last Elk Rut.. Courting, Bugling and Charging. The largest Antler growth is happening now as the vegetation is very lush and hormones are rising.
Big Elk Bull's Last March with Antlers before shedding and beginning to grow a new set for the upcoming Rutting Season.
Big Elk Bulls Anxious to Shed their Antlers and start re-growth right away for the next Elk Rutting Season. This is the time of year that the larger Bulls begin shedding their antlers. Younger Elk Bulls may shed their months from now.
At he height of the Elk Rut, 5 Elk Bulls try to gain courting access to Cows crossing Athabasca River. The River serves as a territory boundary that is crossed often by both Cows and Bulls during the Rut. The high activity and amount of Bugling is common at the height of the Rut, when many Cows are in Estrus. While some Bulls are still not sure where they rank, you can see the hierarchy in this small location unfold by the end of the video. Finally, the Boss on this particular Day receives acceptance from the cow and calf, granting his request.
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