Elk
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Bull elk scans the horizon in Yellowstone, 2003. A bull elk bugles in Yellowstone. A big bull elk relaxes on the lawn in Mammoth Hot Springs. A herd of elk camps out on the grass in front of the Yellowstone Post office in Mammoth Hot Springs. A bull elk bugles at an opponent across the Madison River west of Madison Junction, Yellowstone.  The two decided against crossing the river to joust and this one eventually wandered back to his herd.
Elk bugling, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, September 2008. Elk shedding antler velvet, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, August 2008. Elk, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska , August 2008. Elk, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, August 2008. Elk, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, August 2008.
Elk sparring, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, September 2008. Elk sparring, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, September 2008. Elk bugling, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, September 2008. Elk being rude, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, September 2008. Elk bugling, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, September 2008.
Elk bugling, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, September 2008. Elk, Simmons Wildlife Safari, Nebraska, September 2008. Elk, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, May 2009. Elk captured by a trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, May 2009. Elk taken with trail cam, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, May 29, 2009.
Elk taken with trail cam, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, June 6, 2009. Two young bull elk, Neal Smith NWR, IA, Feb. 6, 2010. Cow elk, Neal Smith NWR, IA, Feb. 6, 2010. Bull elk resting, Neal Smith NWR, IA, Feb. 6, 2010. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, August 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, August 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, September 2011.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, September 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, September 2011. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, September 2011. Distant view of elk near where I had the trail camera set up, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, December 2011. Elk and a little bit of snow, trail camera in Wind Cave National Park, December 2011.
Elk, trail camera in Wind Cave National Park, February 2012. Elk, trail camera in Wind Cave National Park, February 2012. Sixteen elk on a hillside, Wind Cave National Park, October. Elk on a hillside, Wind Cave National Park, October. Elk head over the hill, Wind Cave National Park, October.
Trailcam picture of elk, Wind Cave National Park, April 25. Trailcam picture of elk, Wind Cave National Park, May 7. Trailcam picture of elk, Wind Cave National Park, May 22. Trailcam picture of elk, Wind Cave National Park, May 28. Trailcam picture of elk, Wind Cave National Park, June 12.
Trailcam picture of elk, Wind Cave National Park, July 7. Trailcam picture of elk, Wind Cave National Park, July 11. Trailcam picture of elk, Wind Cave National Park, September 4. Elk with snow on its antlers, trailcam photo from Nov. 10, 2012, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota. Elk, trailcam photo from Dec. 9, 2012, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Oct. 9, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, May 27, 2013. Lopsided antlers, elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, June 6, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, June 10, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, June 22, 2013.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 9, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, July 18, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, August 8, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, August 29, 2013. Bull elk hanging around the visitorīs center at Grand Canyon National Park, October 2013.
Elk near the visitorīs center at Grand Canyon National Park, October 2013. Elk near the visitorīs center at Grand Canyon National Park, October 2013. Elk near the visitorīs center at Grand Canyon National Park, October 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 12, 2014. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Oct. 31, 2013.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Dec. 3, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Dec. 3, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Dec. 4, 2013. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 8, 2014. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 12, 2014.
Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 12, 2014. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 12, 2014. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 12, 2014. Elk on trail camera, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, Feb. 21, 2014. While hiking to my trail camera, I saw this elk off in the distance, Wind Cave National Park, South Dakota, April 2014.
Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on old Bushnell trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on Reconyx trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on Reconyx trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on Reconyx trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk trying to detach Moultrie trailcam from the tree, Wind Cave National Park.  The elk somehow managed to loosen the cable lock. Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.  The image is crooked due to the elk in the previous image knocking the camera askew. Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park.
While walking down the hill to my trail cameras, I got an SLR shot of this elk lurking in the area, Wind Cave National Park. Elk on trailcam, Custer State Park, October 2014. Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, March 2015. Elk on trailcam, Custer State Park, March 2015. Elk on trailcam, Custer State Park, March 2015.
Elk scratching sequence on trailcam, 1 of 7, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015, Elk scratching sequence on trailcam, 2 of 7, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015, Elk scratching sequence on trailcam, 3 of 7, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015, Elk scratching sequence on trailcam, 4 of 7, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015, Elk scratching sequence on trailcam, 5 of 7, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015,
Elk scratching sequence on trailcam, 6 of 7, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015, Elk scratching sequence on trailcam, 7 of 7, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015, Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015, Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015, Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, September 2015,
Two elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, April 2015, Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, May 2015, Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, May 2015, Twp elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, May 2015, Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, July 2015,
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, August 2015, Elk hiding in the tallgrass prairie, Neal Smith NWR, Iowa, January 2016. Elk, Neal Smith NWR, Iowa, January 2016. Trailcam image from Wind Cave National Park in November 2015, elk in show. Trailcam image from Wind Cave National Park in December 2015, elk.
Trailcam image from Wind Cave National Park in April 2016, elk in snow. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari.
Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk, Lee G. Simmons Conservation Park and Wildlife Safari. Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, Aug. 15, 2016.
Elk on Moultrie trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, May 13, 2016.  Compare to following image on Primos trailcam. Elk on Primos trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, May 13, 2016.  Compare to previous image on Moultrie trailcam. Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, June 5, 2016. Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, June 28, 2016. Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, Aug. 4, 2016.
Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, Aug. 4, 2016. Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, Aug. 7, 2016.  Based on other images in this sequence, I estimate more than 20 elk passed through this area at this time. Elk on trailcam just before dawn, Wind Cave National Park, July 27, 2016. Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, Aug. 15, 2016. Elk on trailcam, Wind Cave National Park, Aug. 15, 2016.
Distant SLR shot of elk while hiking down to my trailcam location, Wind Cave National Park, October 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016.
Elk along the highway, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. Distant view of elk, Wind Cave National Park, 2016. An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD, November 2016. An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD, November 2016. An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD, November 2016.
An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD, November 2016. An elk on trailcam in Wind Cave National Park, SD, December 2016. Elk in Custer State Park, April 2017.  This was on a part of the Wildlife Loop near the airport where I had never seen an elk before.

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