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    large heards allready?

    ok guys i seen something out of the norm yesterday eve while scouting for elk, 200+ elk including at least 3 nice mature bulls and several smaller bulls rag horns and spikes, cows and calves everywhere. this is a place i hunt alot and i know it holds lots of elk but these bulls with the cows? so many herded up? its only aug3rd! no lack of water and no lack of food. just wondering if this is odd, ive never seen it like that in summer.

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    not to mention i was only in the foothills bout 6,000 feet

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    I'm not seeing any big herds, but i'm hearing a lot of bugling at the altitude I live at. (8000ft) I'm rethinking about hunting high this year.

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    sounds like a good problem to have. but, rather odd also. may be an interesting fall.

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    North mountian, south of Del Norte was like that last week. I usually find the samething every year on nearby Grayback mountian. Sometimes in the Sheep Creek calving area they do that, but I haven't found them like that in a long time.

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    huh, wondering if i should change my hunt to the first 2 weeks of sep and not last 2. seems like the last few years around here its been getting started way late. was no screaming going on by any means, just alot of calf and cow talk, with 200+ plus elk you can imagine how cool that sounded. old hunter, bugeling bugleing or just locater calls? lets keep this thread updated just as you said, may get interisting this fall.

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    Maybe their internal clock is telling them something......get out your longjohns...early winter!!!
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    imalso wondering if it may have something to do with the wolves that have moved in .

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    Probably right also!!
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    If you're seeing a major change of habit, my first guess would be predators. And probably just like you said - wolves. I hope you're not telling me that the wolves are becoming regulars in the area I'm guessing you're in!
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