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Elk Mating Season?

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Elk Mating Season?

We are planning another trip to Jasper next fall. It has been hit and miss with the wildlife. One year there was an abundance and the next not so much. When do you feel the higth of the mating season is? Has it began yet this year?

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Elk mating season is usually September - October. I haven't been there this year to verify.........

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just spent three days there and never saw an elk. First time thats happened in yrs. Signs all over as it is rutting season. We did see 3 moose which is an all time high. I'll be back in a few weeks and hope to see more.

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I got an email from Parks Canada three or four days ago noting that it's the elk rut season, be cautious, give them space etc. etc. and I wondered whether it was them getting the word out in advance & raising awareness, or whether the season has already begun. Then I spoke to someone who had seen a male elk herding his harem east of town at the airfield. So yes, it has begun. It generally peaks mid to late September but continues into October.

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