Bull Elk

Here is how my day started (11-29-2007).
Got a call that 2 bull elk were locked up and one was dead, the other still alive.
The bulls were in a field about 15 miles Northeast of Monticello.
When I got there I actually found 2 bulls with locked antlers...
I thought this only happened in other areas...
J. and I were going to tranquilize the bull and saw antlers...
one problem. we did not have enough of the drugs to do a good job.

So we walked out there and sawed one point off of the dead bulls
right antler and then we had to saw the main beam of the left antler to get the other bull free. The whale tail was over the bulls eyes, lodged between the eye guards.
When we cut it free the bull stood there for awhile catching its breath with the piece of the antler still in it's antlers. When it took off the piece of antler came out...
WOW! This was for sure one of the most memorable days....
Enjoy the pics.


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TJ Robertson
Conservation Officer
Moab District

 State of Utah, Division of Wildlife Resources


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