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Bull with something on it's leg
« on: January 08, 2018, 09:55:04 AM »
This is from 6-28-17

This is from 10-2-17

When I saw the first video last June I didn't think much about it, except that this guy was in a place that has very few elk. (Never a cow on camera in 3 years and only 2 bulls ever.)

But the video in October has lower grass and you can see he's dragging a rope or something.

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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2018, 10:00:00 AM »
Did you report it to WDFW? 

They might come out and try to tranquilize it and remove it if it still in the area, couldn't hurt to try anyway.
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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2018, 10:05:28 AM »
Did you report it to WDFW? 

They might come out and try to tranquilize it and remove it if it still in the area, couldn't hurt to try anyway.

I haven't had him on camera since the middle of October. I finally checked that camera yesterday after months. Do you think it's still worth reporting?

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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2018, 10:08:54 AM »
He may have been killed during one of the seasons between then and now, so who knows?

It would have been good if you had done it at the time, but not now since you haven't seen him in that long, but if he were to show again I would. 
« Last Edit: January 08, 2018, 10:16:40 AM by Blacktail Sniper »
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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2018, 11:39:42 AM »
That would be a little bit of an inconvenience
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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2018, 12:42:12 PM »
Maybe somebody had him tied up before season to make sure he stuck around for the season?
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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2018, 12:51:27 PM »
The first video reminds me of how elk move with hoof disease.
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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 10:14:12 AM »
Looks like he might of got got is foot stuck in a trap possibly and he's dragging the rope that was anchoring the trap :dunno:

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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2018, 11:39:56 AM »
Was also thinking some type of fencing ,bard wire,etc.seen more animals get caught in fence ,then you may think.
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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #9 on: February 16, 2018, 06:48:09 AM »
Hey, JohnD,
Any updates on this elk in the video?

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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #10 on: February 16, 2018, 04:04:53 PM »
Hey, JohnD,
Any updates on this elk in the video?

He hasn't showed up again after that last video. I'm going to check the camera again tomorrow, maybe he'll still be around.

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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2018, 05:22:03 PM »
Looks like he might of got got is foot stuck in a trap possibly and he's dragging the rope that was anchoring the trap :dunno:

Not likely. In the first place traps are never anchored with rope. Second, any trap that is legal with a permit an elk would pull out of easily. Third if it was an illegal trap it would have to be big enough to see it in the video to not be shed by the elk.
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Re: Bull with something on it's leg
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2018, 08:29:58 PM »
Looks like somebody tried to wrangle him and lost.

 

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