Elk Hunting 2013:
Tell Us About It!

by Dave (ElkHuntingTips.Net)
(Garrison, MT)

Here's Mine

Here's Mine

Report your elk hunting progress, or "close encounters of the herd kind" in 2013. Give us reports of how it's going so far, or how it went for your season. If you have pictures, please click here, or with no pictures you can add your story as a "comment" below. Keep us updated!


My 2013 successful elk hunt story with a video of the 5 yard arrow kill is on this page.

Successful elk hunting starts with close encounters. We want to hear about yours. What happened on your elk hunts?

Those "close encounters", without kills, provide a wealth of learning experience. Please share it. Is there anything you would have done differently?

If you kill one tell the whole, detailed story, or just tell us what you harvested and whether it was rifle or archery. Don't forget the pictures!

Any elk kill is a success story. There are many areas that are encouraging the hunting of cow elk because of large herd numbers. Tell us about antlerless elk success, as well.

What did you do right that lead to your hunting success? What did you learn and what could you have done better?

Click on Add Comments below to tell your story, or click here to start a new one with your photos!

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Tell Us About It!

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Apr 16, 2014
2013 Elk Hunt in B.C.
by: Dave ElkHuntingTips.Net

Check out Mountain Walker's story about their hunt near Kooteney lake, B.C. Canada. Our 2013 Elk hunt...

Nov 03, 2013
295 Yard Shot With a Kimber Montana 325 WSM
by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.net

Don, from Dallas, TX used a Kimber Montana 325 WSM to kill his bull at 295 yards. You'll find his comments quite enlightening.

He also submitted some well organized tips from his seasoned experience on another submission (link below). You will find his tips helpful, even if you are a seasoned hunter. See those "lessons learned" here.

Oct 31, 2013
Triple Success on First Elk Hunt
by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.net

See Travis and company's three bulls killed on public land on their first ever elk hunt here: Triple Success 1st Elk Hunt

Oct 22, 2013
Skip's Elk Hunt
by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.net

Sorry to hear about your mother, Skip. I hope you have better results next year.

Oct 22, 2013
Death in family ends my hunt
by: Skip Shephard

I booked a First Season Rifle hunt with Dan Humphrey's outfit in Montrose, Colorado. (http://www.huntingtherockies.com/) We did not see hardly any elk for two days. When I got back into camp the night of the second day; I found out that I needed to leave for home as my 94 year old mother had passed away.

Dan and Susan run a first class hunting camp. Susan is an excellent cook and all seven of us ate well! As of this writing, I don't know how the guys made out after I left. So I am again saving my money to try again next year.

Dan took me under his wing as he knew of my physical limitations. I sure enjoyed his company and learning from his 30 years of elk hunting experience. Lastly I love this website. You can find out anything from guys who enjoy sharing and appear to be great guys. Thanks.

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How often should I use my cow call?, I am new to the sport of bow hunting elk and my question is how often should I use my cow calls?

295 yard kill with a Kimber Montana 325 WSM, by Don from Dallas: My ELk did not even twitch once. He was dead when he hit the ground.

325 WSM is worth considering, Palmer Lake,CO: I believe that the .325 WSM is the ultimate elk caliber...

30-30 for Elk? : I have a 30 30 with 170 grain round nose bullet. Will this work to shoot an elk ?

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Non- Lead Bullets for Elk?, by Dave, Elk Hunting Tips.Net (Garrison, MT)~ What do you ballistics guys think about the use of non-lead bullets for elk? According to this story...

Rage Broadheads by Chris, ...my buddy gave me a rage practice tip and when I shot it you could not pick out the broadhead from the field points. I was sold...

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First Elk with a Bow, by Ryan H. (Colorado), ...Finally after many years of hunting with a bow "I got er did"!

First Elk!, by Tater (Sheridan, Arkansas) I took the advice I received from this website and was successful…I wanted to Thank You and Your Forum and the folks that share on here for the knowledge and information that helped me find an elk I was quite happy with.


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