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Old 10-15-2019, 07:05 PM
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Default Elk favorite food

Up until October there is various and abundance of plants that elk feed on, but we all know when the leaves have fallen and everything on the ground turns brown, elk have no choice to move to new feeding area,, i'm guessing at this time of year most elk are killed at/to or from field. what has been your living experience on this subject?

What is their favorite food at that time October,November.

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Old 10-15-2019, 07:08 PM
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Second cut alfalfa that wasnít cut or canola swaths.
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Old 10-15-2019, 07:59 PM
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Second cut alfalfa that wasnít cut or canola swaths.


Haven't seen one in canola. Lots traveling to and from alfalfa second cuts though. Passing right through barley both ways.
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Old 10-15-2019, 08:04 PM
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Haven't seen one in canola. Lots traveling to and from alfalfa second cuts though. Passing right through barley both ways.
A few years ago I had a antlerless elk tag and the wife had a antlerless moose tag. We had permission on some land where they didnít get the canola off. The game was just like cattle pasturing out there. I got my elk and she got her moose 50 yards apart.
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:17 PM
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A few years ago I had a antlerless elk tag and the wife had a antlerless moose tag. We had permission on some land where they didnít get the canola off. The game was just like cattle pasturing out there. I got my elk and she got her moose 50 yards apart.
Was the canola late/still in bloom?

Or were they eating the new growth from cracked pods?
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:20 PM
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Seen 3 very nice bulls west of the Red Deer river couple summers back in a floweredcanola field. Also a favorite haunt for Muley bucks. A new one to me they're on it after the flowers drop. Good luck on the hunt!
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Old 10-15-2019, 10:55 PM
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Was the canola late/still in bloom?

Or were they eating the new growth from cracked pods?
I didnít see any new growth. It had been laying a couple months as this was mid November
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Old 10-16-2019, 11:25 AM
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Was the canola late/still in bloom?

Or were they eating the new growth from cracked pods?
Rape seed has been used as livestock forage for centuries.

Animals will eat it at all stages of growth, leaves, green and mature oil pods.

It produces a much more flavourful meat than grains.

If I was to choose between rape/canola fed game and grain fed, it would be rape, every time.

I'm watching a swathed field right now, 300 acres of oats with lots of volunteer wheat and 20 acres of canola. Deer, moose and horses are all wading through the grains to feed in the canola.
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I have canola all-around my place last week there was everything in it elk, moose deer, bear, grouse they seem to like something in it

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Old 10-18-2019, 12:58 PM
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So for the elk that donít hit the farmland crops what do people think elk eat in the winter? I have seen them browsing on willow, young aspen and alder just like moose. They eat a lot of different leaves also, I dont know the name of them unfortunately. They donít always paw for grass.
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