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When you close your eyes...
I just watched a video where someone said that bulls close their eyes when they bugle. Any truth to this???
I suspect either you misunderstood or the video meant to state that they close their eyes when they rake branches/trees.
BTW this was just one of a bazillion photos that turned up online when searching for "bugling elk". Besides, if they closed their eyes when they bugled that would make for a bunch of weird looking taxidermy LOL
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I have seen them bugle from close range when I know they did not close their eyes (at times). Like Carl said I have heard many times they close their eyes when they rake a tree.
No sir, didn't misunderstand. Here's the clip. Skip to 7:30.
Interesting! I'm sure they can close their eyes on occasion as they bugle the same as they can close their eyes raking a tree/brush. Nothing iron clad there for sure, they can just as easily have their eyes open & close during any event.
I've had bulls bugling aggressively & repeatedly as they came thundering through the timber right at me, no way their eyes were closed the entire time & still dodging the tight dark timber growth.
ElkNut x1. I can't think of anything that you can say an elk will do 100% of the time. That includes catching a nose full of human.
I wish! It might make that last few yards a little easier to close!
They may sometimes but definitely not most of the time.
Only when the cow they called in looks really ugly.
They do rake trees with their eyes closed, I’ve gotten real close to a few that were raking in plain sight. Make sure you stop when they do.
They do when they sneeze....lol
Think I'll take the opinion here rather than YT...
I think if the cow they are bugling at is a 10, they keep them open.....Anything less and they close them.....??
I have never seen a bull close his eyes when taking a tree.
I’ve seen them keep their eyes open when they bugle. And I have also seen them keep Their eyes open when raking trees