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Bugling during Muzzy Season
« on: October 02, 2022, 01:35:40 PM »
My son and I went over to the Eastside for the muzzy elk opener and it was a all night and day bugle fest where we were. One drainage we dropped in to had probably a dozen bulls going nuts in it. It's this normal for Muzzy opener or was Washington late this year on the bugling activity? I typically archery elk  hunt and this was the first time my son had a muzzy tag for elk. Good times but true spikes are tough to come by. He could have shot a decent bull at 35 yards if he had a bull tag. The attached picture is a screenshot from a  video I got of the bull we had at 35 yards. I may have to take up muzzy hunting myself.

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2022, 01:54:37 PM »
It's typical for the first week of muzzy.

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2022, 01:56:31 PM »
That's an awesome screenshot.

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2022, 02:45:48 PM »
Great photo, thanks for sharing.  Hope your son can find the spike and fill his tag. 

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2022, 04:07:21 PM »
Ahh, the blue mountain unicorns!  I've had the same experience hunting muzzy in there, monster bulls, easy shots, but only got a spike tag, frustrating and cool at the same time.  They were bugling, just not crazy.  Good luck!

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #5 on: October 02, 2022, 05:33:32 PM »
They seem to bugling late this year for sure !

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #6 on: October 02, 2022, 05:42:13 PM »
They seem to bugling late this year for sure !

 :yeah:
Definitely behind normal schedule where we elk hunt. A few years ago I had a bull that had his harem in front of my trail cam on October 13th and he was going nuts bugling
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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #7 on: October 02, 2022, 06:17:04 PM »
Great photo! Agree this is normal behavior for early Oct, nothing is behind schedule. Cows that werenít bred during their first estrus cycle will go into estrus a second time about 3 weeks later. So these bulls are chasing the ladies who wouldnít give it up on the first go round (Iím not a biologist, I just read too much).
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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #8 on: October 02, 2022, 06:29:11 PM »
I have almost  always had them bugle during muzzy

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #9 on: October 02, 2022, 06:39:12 PM »
Some of the best bugling Iíve ever heard has been early October

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #10 on: October 03, 2022, 06:09:41 AM »
Great photo! Agree this is normal behavior for early Oct, nothing is behind schedule. Cows that werenít bred during their first estrus cycle will go into estrus a second time about 3 weeks later. So these bulls are chasing the ladies who wouldnít give it up on the first go round (Iím not a biologist, I just read too much).
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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #11 on: October 03, 2022, 08:06:09 AM »
I always thought muzzle had the best dates for the rut. 

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #12 on: October 03, 2022, 08:32:41 AM »
My 2 cents is muzzy has a better rut then archery. But I think peak is right around the last week of sept? Muzzy bulls are always way more rutted up then archery it seems atleast where Iím hunting

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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #13 on: October 03, 2022, 09:06:30 AM »
I always thought muzzle had the best dates for the rut.
  :yeah: I'd take the first 5 days of October over any other time to bugle up bulls.
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Re: Bugling during Muzzy Season
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2022, 09:31:34 AM »
Skagit bulls were piping off all weekend.

 


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