Boogie woogie bugle boys – aka the elk are about to start bugling.

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Bull elk in autumn
Have you ever heard an elk bugle? It’s an amazing, haunting, primal sound that a bull elk makes when in rut. (Rut is the mating season and when the mature bulls compete for the attentions of the cow elk and will try to defend females in their harem. Rival bulls challenge their opponents by bellowing at them.) This bugling is something we hear starting in mid-September and it’s really a special thing we love to share with our guests. You can hear it here. …continue reading Boogie woogie bugle boys – aka the elk are about to start bugling.