Wisconsin’s Elk

I’ve had a lot of fun shooting this Summer, including shooting Wisconsin’s Elk, which are probably the most studied Elk in the US.  This is the second attempt to reintroduce Elk back into Wisconsin in the past hundred years.  The last time they fell victim to poachers, and, while this second attempt is much more successful with the original twenty-five having multiplied into about two hundred, wolf predation continues to be a problem.  I found this young bull grazing one morning and he kindly allowed me to photograph him.



6 Responses to “Wisconsin’s Elk”

  1. 1 Colleen E Gunderson Photography
    August 14, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    He’s beautiful. I live in WI and have never seen an elk in the wild – what a treat that must be!

  2. 2 Randy Roberts
    August 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    This herd is near Clam Lake, Wisconsin, which is west of Copper Falls State Park. You should venture up there, there’s some beautiful sites to shoot and there’s the elk. Those folks are very proud of having their herd.

  3. 3 Colleen E Gunderson Photography
    August 14, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    That sounds wonderful. Thanks for sharing this; I will actually try to plan to do that.

  4. August 16, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    A beauty, with I guess youn/newg anthlers..

  5. 6 Randy Roberts
    August 16, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    He’s a young bull, probably about three years old. The males regrow their antlers every year. He’s part of an attempt to reintroduce elk back into Wisconsin. Thank you for commenting.

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