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!!
As I sit and glass, which is common for hunters out west, I have sort of quickly discovered something I never learned when I was younger.
In my youth I had enthusiasm and spirit. In my middle to advancing years I have creaky knees, arthritis, and I tire more easily than I used to. Where I used to sit on the cold hard ground I now look for that soft spot to sooth my tired muscles. That leads me to my tip.
Carry your soft spot with you!
In my pack I carry an air filled, ultralight, camping pad....