Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Looking for elk at dusk








September is a good time to go view the elk at the Pigeon River Forest in Vanderbilt, Michigan. They have the largest herd of free ranging elk east of the Mississippi River. The best time of day to go is early in the morning or at dusk. This time my husband and I weren't able to capture any photos of them but could hear them bugling in the distance. Maybe next time....

9 comments:

Darla said...

Will they hurt you or do they act like deer?

Shellmo said...

Actually I think they are a little dangerous when they are in "rut." We would keep a safe distance if we saw them.

Valerie said...

I would love to see pictures of this. I bet that is really something.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Aw, sorry you didn't capture any pics this time. That must have been a tad disappointing.

letspaintnature.com said...

How cool to see elk!!! I want elks! Better luck next time on the pictures.
:)

Reader Wil said...

I've never seen elks, not even when I was in Norway. It must be impressive to see such a big animal! Thanks for your visit.

fishing guy said...

Shellmo: I would liked to have seen some Elk. It's hard to beleive there was a time they roamed free where they wanted to go.

Shellmo said...

To all - I posted a pic today of an elk I took earlier in the year if you would like to see!

Valerie - I'm giving it another shot this weekend - wish me luck!

2sweet - it was - I'll keep trying!

Lets paint - I need all the luck i can get!

Wil - they are quite beautiful & massive!

Fishing guy - to see one in the wild would be the ultimate for me!

Kathiesbirds said...

Shellmo, I had no idea there were elk in Michigan! I know historically they roamed much farther east than they do now, but I didn't know anyone had a free ranging herd! Are they the same species as we have in the Rocky Mountains? BTW, I love the sound of elk bugling. It ranks right up there with the call of a loon as one of my favorite wild sounds.