Any wildlife viewers out there? If you’d like some prime wildlife viewing in a beatiful place, check out the bugling elk tours being done at the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge starting next month.
These guided bus tours will take viewers through the refuge to view elk during their rut season. Bull elk are known to unleash loud, high-pitched mating calls to females during rut.
If you haven’t seen elk up close, they are maginificent creatures. Think “deer,” but much larger. Like, almost horse-sized when it comes to the bulls.
Their antlers will be fully grown out and are huge. You’ll be amazed at how fast and powerful these creatures can be.
Elk are often thought of as creatures of the mountain west, but we have a good population of them in the Wichitas.
The tours depart from the refuge’s Visitor Center. Tour dates are Sept. 5, 9, 11, 12, 16, 18, 23,25, 26 and 30 and Oct. 2, 3, 7 and 9.
The tours will take place on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays. Reservations for the bus tours can be taken as early as Aug. 30.
For times and other information, check out this link: http://www.fws.gov/southwest/refuges/oklahoma/wichitamountains/tours.html