It’s so beautiful to see the Bull Elk all fall and winter with their huge antlers…5-pointers and 6-pointers. They are just magnificent!
And then this time of year, their antlers fall off and they have these little stubby spots where they once were. Within a few days they will begin to grow new antlers for the rut season again in the fall. These antlers will be covered with a soft velvet until September when it sloughs off and their can begin the rut.
I happened to see this big guy grazing on the hill on one of my walks. You can see the shiny little black spots where the antlers were just a few days ago. They look so different until the new ones start to grow back.