During deer and elk mating season, bulls and bucks can get aggressive and pose a serious danger to dogs they encounter, especially those who are assertive or curious.

It’s never a good idea to let your dog approach wildlife, but it’s especially risky during rutting season in the fall. Some tips for keeping you and your pet safe include maintaining a safe distance, avoid making direct eye contact, and talking to the animal in a low, steady voice as you back away.

Most importantly, keep your pet on a leash or safely inside a fenced yard or enclosure if you have deer or elk wandering near your home.

Finally, make sure you have our number handy if your pet should become injured:​ 303-838-4677.