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Bull Elk Cracking Heads!

 
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Mar 09, 2009 00:51 |  #1

Taken March 7, 2009 in Naches, Washington. The first photo is just a couple elk cracking heads. The second it another bull elk watching. They sure are ugly this time of year. Enjoy. PS that isn't dust it is light snow coming down.


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Mar 09, 2009 10:16 |  #2

I love the second shot!


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Mar 09, 2009 12:20 |  #3

When do they drop there antlers...?

I always assumed it was winter. I would have never thought they would still have them March 7.


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Mar 09, 2009 13:13 |  #4

neumanns wrote in post #7487136 (external link)
When do they drop there antlers...?

I always assumed it was winter. I would have never thought they would still have them March 7.

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Mar 09, 2009 13:59 |  #5

That article is about muley's and it says they drop them in Jan/Feb.

I'm in Whitetail country and to see antlers in Febuary is very rare indeed.

Are elk that much later than Muleys and Whitetail?


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Mar 09, 2009 14:40 |  #6

Elk start shedding there antlers in late February and March.


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Mar 09, 2009 15:27 |  #7

neumanns wrote in post #7487886 (external link)
That article is about muley's and it says they drop them in Jan/Feb.

I'm in Whitetail country and to see antlers in Febuary is very rare indeed.

Are elk that much later than Muleys and Whitetail?

Sorry, I had mule deer on the brain I guess. I even had it in my google search mule instead of elk!! I think I need more coffee or maybe I need to go back to bed and start my day over.


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Mar 09, 2009 20:08 |  #8

Sometimes you just get them muleys stuck in your head! ;)


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Mar 09, 2009 23:16 |  #9

neumanns wrote in post #7487886 (external link)
I'm in Whitetail country and to see antlers in Febuary is very rare indeed.

Are elk that much later than Muleys and Whitetail?

Neumanns,

When I lived in Pennsylvania, the whitetails didn't shed their antlers until right around the first week of March. When I moved out west, I was disappointed to learn that the whitetail drop them around Christmas. I actually saw two bucks drop an antler apiece on Dec 14!

Elk keep their antlers until right around now - mid March.

Mule deer actually keep them quite a while, as well. We saw a young mulie buck last Saturday night, and he still had his antlers - both of them. But, as you said, the Whitetails have been without them for months now.

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Mar 11, 2009 02:30 |  #10

where i'm from in SC, whitetails don't normally start dropping until about now




  
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