The first morning of the elk harvest was extraordinarily beautiful. Apparently during the chilly night the area had been shrouded in fog leaving everything, including the elk, coated with frost. The frost and the remnants of autumn foliage created an incredible backdrop for the morning's events to play out against.
A calf searches frantically for its mother shortly after the bull and first cow were harvested
A pair of young bulls surveying the scene from the edge of the herd
And soon they were engaged in sparring
A young bull watches as elk guide(s) and client passes by
Cows, coated in frost, walk along the ridge top
And a bull surrounded by cows bugles forth his challenge
A view from atop the saddle