The Elk Rut

September 05, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

The elk rut has started in Arkansas! On September 4, 2015 I watched this bull in Boxley Valley as he put on the rutting rituals of bugling, spraying himself, checking & herding cows and chasing the satellite bulls away from the herd. This is the earliest rutting displays that I have personally witnessed.

 

This photo was taken before sunrise in a light fog and captures a calf nursing as well as the herd bull watching from nearby.

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