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Many who are not hunters or trained biologists and wildlife conservationists are unaware of the toll the rut has on bull elk.

The elk rut is exhausting for bulls. A mature six point bull (six points on each side of their antlers) will lose over 100 pounds during the rut. As elk go into winter, the large bulls are the most susceptible of not making it through the toughest part of the year. A calf has a much better survival rate. This bull is tuckered out and he's just a young whippersnapper.


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Great action video.

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Yep, it's all there, including the tally-whacker display.


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Great catch on all that rutting behavior. It's amazing they survive after expending all that energy.

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Now imagine how valuable and important a seasoned bull is to the breeding stock of a herd. It's miraculous that some of them make it to a ripe old age after a tough life like that.

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Great videos once again David .. keep it up. There is always something exciting happening in videos.


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