Do the elk herds move from the high country down to the thick timber or lower elevations during and after the rut? I've always found the elk up high all the way to the end of archery season, but am not sure where they are at later on.
No, not exactly.
Cow, calves, and spikes (the herd) follow food and water.
Bulls follow the herd during the rut.
After the rut they all key on food and water and, naturally, a place to get away from humans.
Brings up an interesting question I have never been in the mountains during the elk rut. Do all the elk move to area to rut or do the bulls find the cows and join them were ever they happen to be at the time?
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