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HorsePoornBigSky 03-31-2012 04:29 PM

Montana Elk (* Pictures and Video *)
 
Hello everyone, I went out yesterday looking for something to photograph. I came across some bulls. A few still had their horns even. It was pretty cool to see. The younger bulls were sparring a little. Boys will be boys. lol It was rainy and kind of chilly but spring is definitely here.

Thank you for looking.

Bull That Came Across First
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...03-30-2012.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...-30-2012-2.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...-30-2012-3.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...-30-2012-7.jpg

Another Young Bull
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...-30-2012-4.jpg

He's Looking At Another Bull Coming
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...-30-2012-5.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...-30-2012-6.jpg

He's Already Lost His Horns
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...-30-2012-8.jpg

HorsePoornBigSky 03-31-2012 04:30 PM

Boys Being Boys
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...-30-2012-9.jpg

Four Of The Bulls Together, Theres Another Across The Creek
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...30-2012-10.jpg

http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...30-2012-11.jpg

Short Video Of Them Sparring
http://i899.photobucket.com/albums/a...12Bison239.jpg

Allison Finch 03-31-2012 04:47 PM

I spent eleven years living in Colorado, guided pack trips in the wilderness in between shows.
I am very surprised that the large bulls, especially, still have their antlers. They usually shed theirs earlier than the younger bulls. While I have seen some bulls keep theirs as long as the end of March, the fact that almost all of them still have them is puzzeling. I assumed that with the mild weather we had in the mountain states, they would have been even earlier than usual.

Interesting. Nice photos. That first bull is almost a "royal".

Crimsons Clover 03-31-2012 04:57 PM

The wildlife is my favorite part of living in Montana. I grew up in SoCal in the lovely slums of SanDiego and have just recently moved to Montana for college. The things I've learned about life and nature astound me, and there is a wonderful peace about being so close to the wild.

Great photos, thanks for sharing
-Clover

csimkunas6 03-31-2012 11:42 PM

Gorgeous photos! How neat that must have been to see! Ive had Moose and Deer in my yard back when I was living in NH, but nothing very interesting since moving to WV, and NC.....awesome pics, and incredible subjects!

Lins 04-01-2012 12:00 AM

Very nice pics! How far away from them where you?
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Lauryn Fearless 04-01-2012 12:05 AM

That is amazing! I just moved to Montana 4 weeks ago and I love it! I am trading training some of my landlords horses for one of his QH mares. I meet her on Monday! Can't wait!

HorsePoornBigSky 04-01-2012 12:56 AM

Crimsons Clover if you live in Dillon your not that far from me.

I was surprised to see them with horns personally. I thought they would of shed them by now. Two of the other bulls had shed theirs.

They crossed in front of my truck so the closest point was probably fifty yards or so.

azwantapaint 04-01-2012 01:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HorsePoornBigSky (Post 1433799)
They crossed in front of my truck so the closest point was probably fifty yards or so.

HEY! THATS BOW RANGE!
I'm coming hunting at YOUR place this year!

HorsePoornBigSky 04-01-2012 03:54 PM

lol Theres no hunting in that location.


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