Elk Viewing In The Gaylord Area

Elk inhabit this site year-round, but certain times are better for viewing than others. Generally, the best months are September and October when the males (bulls) are trying to establish dominance for mating rights with the females (cows). They are extremely active during this time, making loud vocalizations…

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A Guide to Elk Viewing in Michigan

They’re one of Michigan’s best kept secrets and they roam in an area most people can go and see every day! Pure Michigan’s wild elk herd is flourishing, with over 1,000 elk living in an 105,000-acre area in the northeast Lower Peninsula.

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Gaylord’s winter wonderland serves up elk watching

“We’ve got the only Elks Club in the United States that has elk in their backyard,” Tholl says of the herd, which currently numbers 38. The largest bull stands about 6 feet tall and weighs upward of 750 pounds, with a huge antler rack that will drop in March or April.

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