Friday, September 23, 2011

Bugling Time in Pennsylvania

Photo-2010
Reports filtering in from Pennsylvania's elk range tell that the elk rut is in full swing

For those accustomed to the ways of the whitetail deer the experience of the elk rut is nothing short of incredible.  Whereas the whitetail bucks dash about, sometimes sparring, on rare occasion fighting and all the while keeping vocalization to a bare minimum the elk on the other hand are extremely vocal, frequently observed sparring and serious fights are not uncommon.  Wrap up all of these traits of the elk rut together with an easily accessible and human acclimated herd in the vicinity of Benezette Pennsylvania and you have a winning combination for an outdoor experience like no other.



8 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

that's a beautiful photo! love the color in the backdrop, but the bugling bull is impressive!

Montanagirl said...

Gorgeous photo! Love the softness and coloring of the background, and the bull Elk is magnificent. Well done.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shot.This would be an interesting thing to observe.

Elaine said...

We so enjoyed being able to see this last year. It is indeed an outdoor experience like no other!

heyBJK said...

Beautiful shot! The bugling really adds to it. Living in the state with the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi, I still don't get to see them often. Still waiting to be drawn for a tag, too.

Great photo, Coy!

JimB said...

Gorgeous picture-shows thing sin action!

Arija said...

I would gladly exchange the wonders of my spring for the glories of your autumn. Wonderful shot!

Meggie said...

As a fellow Pennsylvanian, I would like to venture eastward someday and capure the magic of the elk and their rut.