Posts tagged: elk bugling
HUNTING — North Idaho bowhunter Bob Legasa was in postion to put a nice bull elk in the freezer a couple weeks ago when it came to the calls of his hunting partner.
But when he realized the elk was a hair smaller than the bull he wanted to tag this fall, he relaxed his bow and enjoyed the thrill of being 15 yards of a 600-pound animal with raging hormones.
WILDLIFE ENCOUNTERS — This BBC film clip offers a glimpse of a town and tourists in the midst of the annual autumn mating season for elk.
The footage is as funny as it is sad to see people so nonchalant and clueless about walking past hormone-charged 800-pound animals with antlers.
HUNTING — North Idaho bowhunter Bob Legasa followed some hunting guides into the Gardner, Mont., area to bugle in elk. First came a young cow, then a bull that would stand out in any crowd of large beasts.
Check out this short sample of a longer video he's producing to document the hunt.
“More than 70 elk seen in 2.5 days, 5 set up-close encounters with a bull screaming within 75-100 yards,” Legasa reports. “The taxidermist I was filming guessed the bull would score around 370 (Boone and Crockett points). Pretty impressive ground over there!”