This morning I went elk hunting. I have a damage tag for a cow elk, which is a female antler-less elk. Damage tags are issued to landowners because when the elk come through they tear up the crops, disrupt the soil and make an overall mess of the fields hence the name “damage tag.”
It is typical in hunting to see the animal that you do not have a tag for. This was the case this morning. The bulls, male elk, in the below picture, at one point, were less than 40 yards from where I was sitting on the fence. There was about 15 of them, all bulls from what I could tell. (It was foggy & cold)
The game camera captured a few of them.