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Calf elk call?

Last week I camped in the Lewis and Clark National Forest in Montana. I set up my recorder all night and got this interesting call.

Is this a calf elk?

http://www.stancourtney.com/sounds/09.20.2008.mp3

Thanks,

Stan Courtney

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Calf elk call?

I'm not certain what that is exactly, but i believe it is a bird. Probably some sort of owl. Try a birding website to get the exact species. The repetitive nature I heard and you described does not sound like elk. If it were some sort of small mammal, like a squirrel it would not continue all night. So like I said, best guess is its an owl.
UPDATE-because I'm a geek and it was eating at me- I'd now say it is a northern pygmy owl, given your location and the owl calls I was just listening to.

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Calf elk call?

Thanks, I will check them out.

Stan

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