Fall Evening Programs
Fall at Wind Cave National Park is the mating season for elk. During this time, the male elk bugle, or create a high-pitched whistling sound, as they battle for dominance in the herd.
Throughout the month of September, rangers will give a brief interpretive program about elk before leading a caravan to a nearby pullout to listen for them. These programs will be offered on Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday evenings from September 7 through September 25, 2010.
Participants should meet at the Elk Mountain Campground Amphitheater at 7 p.m. and are encouraged to bring a flashlight, a blanket to sit on, and to dress warmly.
To hear a recording of an elk bugle, CLICK HERE (Windows Media Audio file, 138 KB, 4 seconds). For more information, call the park at 605/745-4600.
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