Well thought i heard one right up the mountain from where i live but if it was he had to be small, was just a good spike squeal. Been good around here lots of water temp is starting to get cooler expecting snow any time but so far just rain.
Been having a lot of problems out of bears here lately, got a bunch of bear proof containers so they figured out it was pretty easy to get in houses.
I heard some cows mewing and chirping around last weekend. I also heard a couple of grunts that I thought sounded like a bull, but no outright bugles yet. Don't usually hear much of that 'till mid September around here. I think the earliest I've heard a bugle is the very end of August and that was more like a half-hearted squeek.
I am an outfitter in Colorado and we have been up in the high country (9,000 to 11,000 feet) for the last month scouting everyday. We have heard alot of cow talk but no bugles yet! We have seen lots of nice bulls & bucks though!!
Over the years I have seen several elk and deer hides left in the woods by hunters and I have to wonder why they do this? I fully understand and agree about getting the hide off the animal as soon as possible to cool the meat, but why not pack out the hide with you and use it? As far as I know there are no state laws that require you to take the hide home, but to me why waste such a beautiful part of the animal? Some might think they have no use for the hide or it costs too much to tan....