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When do elk generaly rut?

can you tell me when elk rut?

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Re: When do elk generaly rut?
jim muir wrote:
can you tell me when elk rut?

Jim, the answer may differ based on the different areas. In some northern areas, deer and elk tend to rut earlier by a few weeks than they do in southern regions. Here in Colorado, the rut will usually get hot and heavy around the 2nd or 3rd week of September.

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Location: Colorado
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When do elk generaly rut?

Hiker is dead on for peak rut in Colorado. It varies by latitude, like whitetail. I'm not for sure, but I believe Montana and Canada are a few weeks earlier (at most) than Colorado and New Mexico or Arizona can be a few weeks later.

Any forum members want to comment on their region?

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Location: Pueblo Colorado
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When do elk generaly rut?

Where we hunt in Southern Colorado it seems to fall the third to fourth week of September. I think it can vary from one range to another.

Here's distant pic of herd of about fifty we could see elk taken last Saturday in the area we hunt. There were at least five bulls in this herd with two of em being mature sixes.

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