6 Bulls Hover around the Largest Elk Bull and His Harem During the Rut
The Largest Elk Bull that some call the Sheriff, shows his maturity as he does not flinch, staying close to his harem while 6 other Bulls hover around with distracting behavior. It is very rare to see this many Elk Bulls of all sizes in such close proximity during this time without some epic chasing or fights breaking out, but that may have already been worked out among them earlier. The Elk Cows were more dispersed this year, which may have encouraged this kind of behavior in these typically dense/popular Elk rutting areas. Several Elk Bulls were quite a distance away, forcing us to turn up the gain during bugles so they could be heard.
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