roosevelt elk

roosevelt elk

Roosevelt Elk Bachelor Bulls

1w ago
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The rut is in full swing for the Roosevelt elk. Mature bulls have broken off from their herds to attract or win over their own harem of cows, and can be heard bugling in the forests, grasslands and dunes. After months of bulking up from nearly non-stop grazing and growing out their antlers, some bulls are ready to take on all challengers. Smaller bulls know when to back down, and may attempt to form a late-season harem uncontested by other males or put off breeding until they can grow larger.