Elk Rut Season Videos

The Elk Rut

Huge Elk Bulls Fight Over the Toughest Elk Rut Territory »

New Elk Bull Boss Tires the Older King out with Constant Pursuit During the Elk Rut »

Huge Elk Bull Courting Cows in Early Rut - She is Not Ready Yet! »

Big Elk Bulls Bugle and Square Off During the Beginning of the Rut »

Huge Elk Bull Herding Cows in a Crowd During the Elk Rut »

Big Elk Bull Crosses the River to Join Cows and the Elk Rut - Could He be the Sheriff's Son? »

Big Elk Bull Crosses the River to Join Cows and the Elk Rut - Could He be the Sheriff's Son? »

Biggest Elk Bull So Far, Limping to Rest after a Fight as the Elk Rut Begins »

First Elk Bull with Herding Behavior as the Rut Starts »

Huge Alpha Elk Bull Packing on Weight with Lush Green Before the Elk Rut »

The Elk Rut is Coming! »

Big Elk Bull's Last March with Antlers »

Big Elk Bulls Anxious to Shed their Antlers »

Elk Rut at it's Peak - 5 Bull River Action Bugles »

Elk Herd Traversing Athabasca River in Front of Beautiful Mountain Range »

Elk with Newborn Calf by Athabasca River »

Evenly Matched Elk Bulls in the Middle of the Night Banff National Park »

First Big Elk Bull Forming His Harem The Rut has Begun »

First Big Elk Bull Seen to Be Rut Ready »

First Dominant Elk Bull Moving in to Own His Rutting Territory »

First Elk Bulls Seen Getting Rut Ready »

First Elk Bull to Form Herd in the Elk Rut »

First Elk Bull to Show Rut Behavior Immediately After Shedding Velvet in August »

Huge Elk Bull Eats Pine Needles when Food is Scarce »

Jasper's Largest Bull Elk Seen So Far »

Kings of the Canadian Rockies Elk Rut (HD) »

Large Bull Elk after Shedding Velvet 3rd Week of August »

Large Dominant Elk Bull during Rutting Season »

Largest Bull herding His Harem During the Elk Rut »

Largest Bull Protecting His Harem during the Canadian Rockies Elk Rut »

Largest Elk Bull Meets His Match Near the End of the Rut »

Largest Elk Bull Sheds His Antlers »

Largest Elk Bull with his Harem During the Beginning of the Rut »

Magnificent Bull Elk Lakeside with His Ladies »

Magnificent Bull Elk Responds to Bugle »

Magnificent Bull Moves His Cows early in the Elk Rut »

Magnificent Elk Bull at His Biggest Early in the Rut »

Magnificent Elk Bull During the Rut and Today »

Magnificent Elk Bull Guarding His Harem During the Rut 2022 »

Magnificent Elk Bull Herding His Cows During the Rut »

Magnificent Elk Bull Pursuing Cows During the Elk Rut »

Magnificent Elk Bull Tending to His Harem During the Elk Rut »

Magnificent New Elk Bull Boss »

Mountain Side Elk Bull with Playful Calves »

Newborn Elk Baby Walking and Nursing »

Newborn Elk Calf being led to Safety »

Newborn Elk Calf in Canada's Rockies in 2019 »

Newborn Elk Calves First Few Months in Canada's Rockies »

Newborn Elk Calves with Babysitters and Mothers in Canada's Rockies »

No Alarm Clock Needed Elk Bull Bugling at the Lodge »

Quiet Moments with a Living Legend Elk Bull During the Rut »

Ready for the Elk Rut 1 Week Transformation »

Sheriff brings Cows to a Beautiful Lakeside During the Elk Rut »

Sheriff Gets back to Business During the Elk Rut »

Sheriff Recovering from Battle early in the Elk Rut »

Talbot Titan Announces His Arrival During the Elk Rut »

The Calm Before the Storm Elk Rut »

The Elk Rut 2022 »

The Elk Rut has Begun »

The Elk Rut is Coming »

The End of the Elk Rut »

The Most Successful and Battled Elk Bull in this Territory »

Very Active Elk Bull with His Harem During the Elk Rut »

Vocal Elk Bulls Sparring After the Rut »

Why Do Elk Eat Bark »

Why Do Elk Rub Trees During the Elk Rut »

Young Elk Bull Ramping Up around Cows »

Young Elk Bulls as Testosterone Levels Rise »

1 Month's Antler Growth on the Biggest Elk Bull »

2 Big Bull Elk Size Each Other Up »

4 Elk Bulls Fighting Together Near the End of Rutting Season (HD) »

60 Elk Bull Bugles during the Elk Rut »

6 Bulls Hover around the Largest Elk Bull and His Harem During the Rut »

Active Elk Bull Bugling and Courting »

Aggressive Elk Bull Herding and Courting »

An Elk Bull Champion in the Off Season »

An Evening Bull Elk Bugling and Interacting with Herd During Rut »

Awesome Elk Bull with 2 Months to go Before the Rut »

Battle Between Two Elk Bull Giants »

Beautiful Elk Bull During the Rut »

Beginning Stages of the Elk Rut and Bulls are Becoming More Aggressive in Late August 2018 »

Best of Elk Bull Fights During the Rut »

Big Elk Bull with Cows in Early Rut Communication »

Bigger Bull Steals the Herd Early in the Elk Rut »

Biggest Elk Bull All Fired Up During the Elk Rut Lots of Bugles »

Biggest Elk Bull Exhausted after Battle at the End of the Rut »

Biggest Elk Bull Starts to Form His Harem The Sheriff »

Bull Behaviors with His Harem During the Elk Rut »

Bull Elk King the Day of Dropping his Antlers »

Bulls Working out During the Elk Rut »

Care Visiting the Rockies During The Elk Rut »

Dominant Bulls During this Past Elk Rut »

Elk at Home in Water »

Elk Bugles and Chuckles from Early Rutting Season »

Elk Bull After Shedding One Antler »

Elk Bull Aggression Rising for the Rut »

Elk Bull Boss Claims Athabasca River »

Elk Bull Bugles Scrapes and Looks over Our Mountain Town on a Nice Evening During the Rut »

Elk Bull Crossing Canadian Rockies Athabasca River (HD) »

Elk Bull Defending his Herd Early in the Rutting Season »

Elk Bull During the Rutting Season »

Elk Bull Herding Cars and Cows »

Elk Bulls Being Scrappy During the Rut »

Elk Bulls Bugling During the Rut »

Elk Bulls Fighting in the Canadian Rockies »

Elk Bulls Playfully Rubbing Antler Velvet Off while they Spar »

Elk Bulls Shaking off the Cobwebs and Getting Back into Fighting Form »

Elk Bulls Sharing Territory have a Quick Eruption »

Elk in Canada's Rockies in June »

Elk Rut Action at it's Peak »

Elk Rut Behavior Courting »

Elk Rut Behavior Herding and Courting »

Elk Rut with Lots of Bugling and Aggressive Bull Guarding Harem Canadian Rockies (HD) »

Elk Sparring after the Rutting Season »

The Elk Rut Season

The Active Elk Rut Season Time and Duration

The elk rut season is from late August through October, with some breeding activity continuing into November. Male elk, or elk bulls, are much more aggressive during this time. The peak of the elk rut season is when the most elk breeding activity occurs. During the elk rut season, there is lots of bugling, cow elk communication, and elk movement. During elk rutting season, bull elk may attack anything that comes close to them or their mates, which provides protection for the herd.

The Peak of Elk Rut Season

The peak of elk rut season lasts up to 10 days when a ratio of light and dark, along with a colder snap, causes hormones in cow elk to flow(estrus cycle). Each cow comes into estrus at slightly different times during the elk rut season. While elk cows won't all go into estrus during the peak, it is called the peak of the elk rut season because most will.

Elk - Wapiti Rutting Season

The Elk Rut
Elk Bulls put on a lot of weight as their testosterone increases and they have access to much more nutritious food. Bugles, Battles and Breeding will be taking over this Beautiful area as Bulls fight to claim or hold their territories' throne
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The Elk Rut Season