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09Dreamseason's picture
Location: Cascade, CO
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Recent newsletter with info on Colorado Elk Rut

I deleted it somehow and never got to read it........how do I get another copy?

exbiologist's picture
Location: Colorado
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Just wanted to update folks who were thinking about getting back out there again this weekend. I've been trying to talk to as many people as I could, and it sounds like elk in both the Northern and Central Rockies have been pretty quiet. The bulls are pretty much all in hard antler and swollen up, but not bugling. However, they are coming in to cow calls silently for some hunters, so be patient with your set ups and don't move on too quickly.

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I can't imagine having a huge

I can't imagine having a huge animal like that "silently" coming in, but I know it happens. 

Amazing, and somewhat shocking when they do that, if you are not prepared for it....

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Location: Denver, Co
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Ya I only heard a few bugles during daylight last weekend.  The few I heard during daylight I assumed was because of the new moon?

What do you mean swollen?  

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The bulls I was watching last

The bulls I was watching last saturday were bugling some but not in a challenging or agressive manner. the cows were talking like crazy though from all directions. I hope to get out and do a little more scouting on the 10th in a different spot so we'll see how much things have changed by then.

I believe he was referring to swollen necks and getting ready to start rutting hard soon.

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