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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: Buickhp on July 09, 2021, 07:13:28 AM

Title: Blue rump elk
Post by: Buickhp on July 09, 2021, 07:13:28 AM
I have seen the blue rumped elk on my cams a few times. Any idea what is going on, or why she is colored like that?
The cam is in Thurston county and I have messaged the biologist in the area, however haven't heard back.
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: Jonathan_S on July 09, 2021, 07:15:35 AM
Sheep farm near by?  :chuckle: Do elk farms use dye bags?
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: hunter399 on July 09, 2021, 07:17:32 AM
Someone shot it with a paintball gun.
In someone's garden.
Just guessing :dunno:
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Post by: Sutherland on July 09, 2021, 07:34:45 AM
Oh interesting lol
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: Dan-o on July 09, 2021, 09:10:04 AM
Maybe she (they?) Identifies as a smurf.   

Don't judge. 
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: WALLEYEGUY on July 09, 2021, 09:22:28 AM
 :yeah:   :chuckle: :chuckle: 
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: rtspring on July 09, 2021, 10:06:58 AM
Thats them damn Democrat elk, shoot it now!!!
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: 10thmountainarcher on July 09, 2021, 10:10:16 AM
Looks like she’s rubbed all her hair in that spot.
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: Captaintryhard on July 09, 2021, 10:19:24 AM
It looks like it might be the beginning of mange to me. This article has a good example of it:  https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habitats/diseases/hair-loss
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: b0bbyg on July 09, 2021, 11:02:38 AM
Thats them damn Democrat elk, shoot it now!!!

 :chuckle:
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: huntingaddiction on July 17, 2021, 07:16:03 AM
Probably on a blueberry diet :dunno:
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: Wet Chicken on July 17, 2021, 08:26:43 AM
Bluebutt disease.
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: haftard on July 17, 2021, 09:13:47 AM
Probaly dye from something a biologist did.
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: predatorG on July 19, 2021, 07:14:18 AM
Left over bruise from last Rut  :yike:
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: link on July 19, 2021, 07:48:41 AM
Looks to me like that "blue" area is where there is no hair, just skin.
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Post by: bornhunter on July 19, 2021, 08:33:11 AM
Looks to me like that "blue" area is where there is no hair, just skin.

 :yeah:
Title: Re: Blue rump elk
Post by: teanawayslayer on July 19, 2021, 08:50:12 AM
Looks like she’s rubbed all her hair in that spot.
:yeah:
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