Bucket List: Elk Bugling

In less than a month, Elk Bugling Season is back.

From mid-September through mid-October (and, if we’re lucky, even a bit later), elk rutting season commences. And with rutting season comes the renowned elk bugling. September is the greatest time of year for experiencing the distinct mating call emitted by male elks, especially in the crisp fall mornings just before dawn and the quiet, peaceful evenings near dusk. The elk bugle is practically indescribable: it begins deep and resonant, becomes a high-pitched squeal, then ends in a succession of grunts. Females are attracted to the males that bugle more often and have the loudest call.

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