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Bull elk will fight for love this month

A bull elk bugles near the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park during the September elk mating season. After bad weather forced them out of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, backpackers switched to their backup plan -- day-hiking and wildlife watching in the Park. (Rich Landers)
A bull elk bugles near the Mammoth area of Yellowstone National Park during the September elk mating season. After bad weather forced them out of the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness, backpackers switched to their backup plan -- day-hiking and wildlife watching in the Park. (Rich Landers)

WILDLIFE WATCHING -- Here's a short glimpse (below) of what's going on in elk country this month, and why some of the small trees you might be passing look a little worse for wear. 

The rut is on.




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Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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