Monday, October 3, 2011

Pa. Elk Rut 2011...

Last week I spent my time in the mountains of Elk County observing and photographing the Pa. Elk Rut. This is the third year in a row I have spent the last week of September chasing around the Pa. Elk herd and enjoying quality time with great people. The week went allot like last years, warm weather (to warm for Elk activity) and lots and lots of rain. Also like last years the weather broke the last evening their giving me my best photos that night and the next morning.

I am not shore what I like best about the rut, a chance to be away from the phone, newspapers and TV, the Elk or the people. Most of the time is spent with great people that I have met by doing this. We get together every year at the same place, many I have known for a few years and others that you just meet. Yes I would have to say that the best part of the experience is spending time with great people, most that I will not see again until the next rut and others that I will shoot with numerous times before the next rut. We all share one thing in common, the love of the outdoors and wildlife.

This photos was taken early one morning in the saddle with Coy and Willard. This bull got a name this year like many other bulls in and around Winslow Hill. He is now called Uncle Bob.

Thanks for the great time guys and I can't wait to do it again.


Bob Shank said...

Hi Brad!

Very nice post! I like the photograph of that bull. It turns out that he is not the same one Dick and I saw the day before who also had a broken left antler. I also like the photo on your top banner. The sky is beautiful but so is that bull!

I really enjoyed photographing the PA fall rut with you and I can't wait to do it again!


Coy said...

I must say shooting with you is a pleasure and sure do hope we can meet up in SNP. This 'ol boy sure gave us some good shootin!

Willard said...

I too really enjoyed the shoot, Brad and hope we can meet in SNP in November. Old Uncle really gave us a good opportunity there.