Elk hunting can be demanding. It can also be fun, not just hard work. The main purpose of this site is to provide you with as many practical tips and fast facts as possible to make your hunting experiences more successful, comfortable, enjoyable, positive, easier and safer.
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Packing elk meat is difficult, but big game retrieval can even be done alone. There are ways to make it easier, even without expensive equipment, horses or help.
Elk habitat is some of God’s most beautiful creation. Hunting there can be difficult, but there are things we can do to make it easier. With the right equipment and techniques, elk season can be less demanding and more successful. Learn to enjoy the majesty of elk country with realistic goals and plans.
Our goal is to provide sensible and practical recommendations learned from years of trial and error in public access hunting. Ideas from many experienced elk hunters will be shared.
This is not just a typical “how to kill a big bull elk” site. We are regular, successful hunters on public land, who kill some nice bulls along with cow elk for meat. We've learned some things the hard way. But you don’t have to! We’ll share it with you.
Elk are very social animals. As hunters, we can take advantage of that by learning elk sounds. We can learn what the various nuances of those sounds might tell us. We can learn how to call elk with appropriate elk communication that we send their way! We can also use what we hear to form on-the-spot tactical hunting approaches.
Spending the time and effort to find elk can be challenging without a realistic plan. We live in elk country. Each fall I usually commit 5 or 6 days a week for 11 weeks to hunting elk in Montana with bow and rifle.
I often only hunt half days and go to work in the afternoon. Those half day hunts have been very productive through the years. I have spent many hours thinking about how to make the process easier, faster or more comfortable and then finding the solutions.
Getting a hundred or two hundred pounds of meat off the ground and into the freezer far away can be incredibly difficult. I’m a pretty small guy and I usually hunt alone when friends or sons are at work and school. I HAD to learn some practical ways of moving heavy meat by myself. You'll find lots of helpful tips under the Elk Down! tab.
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