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You can hear an occasional bugle anytime in September or October but it peeks between the middle of September and the middle of October.

If I only had one or two days to experience it I would head into the elk country the last week of September and plan to be there before first light and again in the late afternoon until after dark.

If you didn't care about seeing them and only wanted to hear them, being there during the night time hours is awesome.

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"If you didn't care about seeing them and only wanted to hear them, being there during the night time hours is awesome".



First time I went to see the elk we had planned one two many activities on the way up and got there late in the day. We did not see any elk that evening, we got our lawn chairs out and sat on Windslow hill eating out picnic lunch and listening to many elk bugling. It was great, expecially after all of the traffic had left and there was no vehicle noise.
 

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I also heard bugling in June but I attribute it to cows...yes cows bugle. What I heard wasn't the full blown guttural bugle and chuckle that you think of when you think of an elk bugle. Turkeys gobble outside of the spring and elk do the same.
 

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I just watched a bull and a cow on the Elk Cam about midnight last night. He would approach the cow and she would run off LOL. When he got close to the camera and bugled it was quite impressive.
 

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We were at Benezette yesterday and saw about 30 elk. They were bugling during the day but we couldn't see them. They started coming out in the evening. Even got to see 2 big boys fighting 50 yards in front of us. Take your camera, binoculars and patience and enjoy natures finest.
 

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Spent the weekend camping near the Hill. Bulls are being vocal in the morning and evening. My advice to anyone wanting to go. Stay off the hill, must have been 10,000 vehicles there last evening and it was a mess. There are plenty of other places to see and hear the elk. Just trying to help out. If you want to know other places to see the elk, shoot me a pm
 
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