An iconic fall sight in central Idaho is bull elk with their large racks of antlers. This bull was heard bugling south of Ketchum late last week. During the fall rut, “it’s a way to communicate to other bulls that ‘this is my territory, stay out,’ and also to notify cows that ‘I’m in the area,’” said Bret Stansberry, a wildlife biologist with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game’s Salmon Region office.

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