If watching this incredible and violent elk brawl doesn't get you fired up for elk season, then I'm not really sure what will.
If you're hunting during the elk rut, then you have the potential to see some incredible sights up close, such as a brutal elk brawl like this one. When the hormones really start flowing, all bets are off and the big bulls start fighting each other for the breeding rights to any cows in the area. Once one of those fights really gets going, it can be scary how intense it gets.
Watch the video to see this ridiculous fight for yourself.
It's not a true elk brawl unless a tree or two gets knocked over during the fight!
Did you notice the two hunters on the left hand side of the screen who nearly got run over by the elk? Those two monster bulls were so focused on fighting each other that they were completely oblivious to the fact that they nearly stepped on two people!
Talk about incredible ring side seats! There is such a thing as being too close though...
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