October 6th, 2021 – I set out this morning hoping to track a herd of Roosevelt Elk. They can at times be very elusive on Vancouver Island. After some “fence hopping” and bush whacking, I found a herd of 12 animals, being lead by a big bull.
The Roosevelt Elk are native to Vancouver Island and are the purest strain of Roosevelt Elk left in North America. The largest of the Elk species, a mature bull can weigh in excess of 1000 pounds. The Elk are “rutting” right now, so I was very careful to give the bull and herd plenty of space.