Monday, October 29, 2012

Elk in Canada

While up in Canada, west of the Soo, about 12 miles north of Iron Bridge, we saw the elk herd. We went to a certain road just before sunset.  The first night we saw about 5 in one field, and more kept walking through the fence line.  We went to the top of the hill and in the next field we saw a large herd.  Jimmy jumped up in the back of the truck and they started running away, that was very cool.  We were about 50 feet from them. It was pretty dark by then, we didn't get any good pictures.  The next night we saw a smaller herd, about a quarter of the size, and counted 45 elk cows and calfs.  I enjoyed the bull elks bugling. The second night there seemed to be 4 different bulls calling.   One with the herd, one laying down on a hill behind the herd, one to the far east, and one to the west.  Some were quite musical sounding.  Some were more manly.

This is from the first night, just part of the herd..

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