Many people might be unaware on the substantial influence that time plays on elks. If you wish to hunt the elks, you need to appreciate what meaning the season has on the elks which will make you realize the reason the elks behave in a particular fashion. It will give you a clear idea as well, regarding what you need to do and what situations you will confront while you go elk-hunting.
Being strongly influenced by the seasons of the year, elks go up a mountain or trail down. In the fall early on, being in the ruts, elk-hunting is a good option for hunters.
In fact, at this season, you will experience many sounds known as ‘bugling’ which are made by the elks for the purpose of females and territory contest. Known as the ‘rutting season’ as far as elks are concerned, the bulls got separated from cows months ago, and they now begin stuffing themselves with fodder.
They have gotten back their antlers, and while they still retain their winter velvet, it sheds in summer as days reduce and nights lengthen. The antlers darken as rut forms upon them. The antlers are commonly mud-stained when you may see them.
A seasoned hunter should know about the disposition of the bull during this time. At summer, bulls wander at mountains, having commonly males in them who are juvenile. They start losing their cool as days shorten with the passage of season.
Here the bulls gather near the cows to maintain seraglios which the bulls keep in bulk. Also, at this season, the humps as well as the necks of the bulls start swelling to almost double their normal size.
Besides, their hair becomes longer too, and coarser as well. So, during rut, a bull looks much bigger than it is. Being high-tempered, you will need to approach them with caution at this time. But as soon as this season concludes, they will be back to normal. They will become very much calm as they normally are, and they will lose weight and be just as they were.
So, this season’s reactions in the bulls are to be taken care of by a hunter a big deal.
So after having read this article, it will be clear that keeping in mind the season of hunting the elks is especially important indeed as they will make you appreciate their behavior and make you prepare for such kind of a behavior well in advance.
Best Wishes, Coy
See Tomorrow: “Elk Hunting: Using Black Powder Rifle”
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