Bull Elk Sparring – Photo

Pa Bull Elk Sparring!

These two young bulls were testing out their sparring abilities on each other just outside our camp. This was just a couple of pals rattling their antlers together and not a full on battle, but it was still a lot of fun to see. The one on the right had a much larger rack than the other but that did not stop the little guy from giving the big one a few good pokes here and there.

They sparred for about 10 minutes and then walked about 100 yards and bedded down. I saw them several times over the course of the next few days and they were never more than a few yards from each other.