Have You Ever Watched A Bull Elk Making His Rub?

Discussion in 'Len's Nature Photos' started by Len Backus, Nov 19, 2007.

  1. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    This bull was marking his territory in Rocky Mountain National Park this past September. I also watched him peel bark with his teeth.

    So next time you walk past a grove of trees that have been shredded, you can think of this photo!

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  2. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    I've seen 'em rub a lot. Mostly in a rutting frenzy on smaller stuff. Hadn't really thought of the big rubs as marking territory. This is a more deliberate sort of thing?

    Neat pic! And a pretty darn nice bull.
     

  3. dwm

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    Fantastic picture.

    I have only been elk hunting once, we saw lots of animals, but nothing up close and personal. We got two 5x5 and a cow last year.
     
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  4. Guy M

    Guy M Well-Known Member

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    Great shot! Watched this fellow doing about the same on a smaller tree shortly before I shot him!

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    Bull elk are awesome!

    Regards, Guy