I woke up early this morning to get caught up on work and I heard rustling noises in the backyard. Several bull elk were eating what was left of the garden and what they could find of green grass in the yard. A few of the bulls would gently spar, but nothing very aggressive. They hung out for about a half hour and moved on. (I didn't get any work done.) I have never seen bachelor herds this late in the year, what's going on? Have they not come into rut, or was it super early and now it's completely over? The weather has been very warm this year (I think Denver set a record high yesterday). Maybe the temperature has something to do with it.
I'll be hunting GMU 37 next week and might have to rethink some of my strategies. Any thoughts or advice hunters?