Elk NetworkListen for Bugling Elk at Wind Cave National Park

General | September 13, 2019

The folks at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota have a message for you: “Come listen to bugling elk with us!”

“We encourage people to visit the park in the fall and listen for elk,” said Park Superintendent Vidal Dávila. “It’s a real sound of the season and something fun to listen for each year. Evening or early morning hours are best, and pullouts along Highway 87 usually have less traffic noise than those along Highway 385.”

The park is hosting a series of programs to allow attendees to learn about elk and their bugling call, before heading out to listen for them. The programs are offered Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings through September 28, 2019. Participants meet at the Elk Mountain Campground Amphitheater at 7 p.m. and are encouraged to bring a flashlight, a camp chair or blanket to sit on, and to dress warmly.

(Photo source: Wind Cave National Park)