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I have heard to look for elk on the slopes on the Northern sides of the mountain? (I believe it is North, please correct me if this is wrong) Why is that? What makes them prefer one side over the other?

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well i don't think it matters.
this week i was in several north slopes full of elk, one area has about 3 canyons three different herds, one great bull. they all faced north. but in the same area i saw 2 more herds on south slopes.
i believe elk are where they are :D
 

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Elk can be found in dark timber on warm days and when they have been pressured from hunters. Most of the dark timber is on north slopes because they get the least amount of direct sunlight.

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Ditto on the above.

In the absence of threats they seem to hang out on whatever slope suits their fancy. When they're a bit spooked, they'll head for cover. And dense cover is often on north-facing slopes where the sunlight hits the ground at a more oblique angle, which favors ground moisture retention, which favors tree growth (especially conifers), which in turn is good cover for pressured elk. On the other hand, elk are easier to see when they're out in the open, so all things considered, it depends. :?
 
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