Friday, September 17, 2010

The Elk Rut Is Almost Here...


From accounts I am reading on the net the Elk rut is beginning, now lets just hope it waits to reach its peak later in the month. I wanted to make a pre-rut post but reading my regular blog list I have found that everyone else has already beat me to it. Willard Hill recently reported that from accounts he is getting that the rut is starting here in Pennsylvania. His brother Coy recently made a post on the upcoming rut and so has Haney. I also read that Bob Shank and his son are making a day trip there this weekend to see what activity is occurring. I will be looking forward to Bob's post to find out what is happening up north. By the time I arrive Willard and Coy will already be in the area and have things scouted out, hopefully they will be able to send me in the right direction when I get there. Bob is also scheduled to be there the same week and I am looking forward to meeting up with these guys along with Steve and Buckwheat for some great sites, sounds and photography. Sadly Haney will not be making the trip this year, now I do not know who to stand behind when a bull Elk is bearing down on us. I must say the best part of the trip this year may be no phone, sirens or Harrisburg.

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13 comments:

Coy said...

Beautiful stuff Brad! I have the itch to get up there pretty bad to. The rutting Elk are the drawing card but no ringing phones and pressing emails are a big plus for me.

See ya soon!

The Ruter Family said...

Beautiful! I would love to see elk in person someday.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots! I must say that the rut must be quite a sight!

Francisca said...

I am "hearing" the word "rut" for the first time in this context. Shows you I know diddly squat about animals or hunting. Similarly, I can tell you nothing more about the white deer I posted beyond the link I offered to substantiate my guess. Lovely photos, Brad.

Eds said...

Lovely shots!I haven't seen and elk before hopefully someday! Thanks for sharing! :)

Kcalpesh said...

Hey nice captures!!

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Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

nicely done, great capture of this grand creature

Mel Cole of PA, USA said...

It's funny coz me and my husband talked about moose a while ago and never seen one. Well, at least in your pictures. Thanks for sharing them.

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EG Wow said...

Sounds like you are planning some great photo fun. You've already taken some neat photos of the elk.

Luuuuuua said...

superbe fotografii,bravo

eileeninmd said...

Awesome photos of the elk.

Heather said...

I'm heading up Wednesday!!! :) Can't wait!!!

Larry said...

Great shots, Bradley. It was nice meeting and talking with you. That 12-pointer I mention wasn't. He had 6 tines on one side, 3 on the other!