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Elk in velvet promise of bigger things to come

Bull elk in velvet in mid June. (Jaime Johnson)
Bull elk in velvet in mid June. (Jaime Johnson)

WILDLIFE WATCHING — While the cows are tending to their calves, bull elk are growing antlers.

Western Montana wildlife photographer Jaime Johnson reminds us this week that spring is beautiful time to be an elk.




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Rich Landers writes and photographs stories for a wide range of outdoors coverage, including a Sunday feature section and a Thursday column. He also writes the Outdoors Blog.


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