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Get out in the rut
August 25, 2023

At Northwest Trek, fall is a magical time. A palette of bronze sweeps the hillsides. Golden light streams through the trees. Dust rises from bison, rolling and sparring. And through the forest comes an eerie, haunting whistle – the sound of elk bugling.

The rut – mating season – runs September-October. Out in the Free Roaming Area, male elk, bison and bighorn sheep vie for dominance and select their mates.

The perfect way to experience this magic up close? An Elk Bugling Tour. This year, we get you off-road and up to the action in the keeper Jeep, with just eight seats per tour.

And with just eight tour dates, you don’t want to wait. These fill up fast.

Choose your tour here.

See the Elk BUGLING Gallery

Click on any image to start the slideshow.