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Hunting with Elk Decoys , Any contributions about the subject of hunting with elk decoys could be used on a new page for this site!
Looking for a Colorado Hunting Partner ,I'm a northwestern Penna. bow hunter looking for a hunting partner for the 2014 Colorado archery season...
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2012 Elk Hunting Reports:
Elk Hunting 2012:
Blog Your Elk hunts! : Report your successful elk hunting, or "close encounters of the herd kind" in 2012. Give us reports of how it went for your season and read what others are saying.
Recent 2012 Elk Hunting Reports:
Archery Bull Elk Non Responsive to Cow call, by Danny Plumlee (Henderson, NV) Help Danny figure out why bulls ignored his cow talk this year...
Help.... What did I do wrong? by Shanon (Snohomish, WA)~ "This has been my worst nightmare of hunting ever... I have been a hunter for 32 years..."
First Elk Hunt by Jerry
(Corpus Christi, Texas)~ "On the third day of our hunt I was able to take a nice bull elk at 725 yards..."
Opening Day of Rifle Season in MT by: Dave, ElkHuntingTips.Net~ "A big cow and a nice bull..."
BackCountry Bull 2012
by: Casey Albert~ "Though the season was slow, it was also successful. On day six of our BackCountry Bowhunt, ... the bull that I subsequently killed was 10 to 15 yards away, and invisible..."
10 year old girl's 1st Bull Elk "On... her second day of hunting, Emily caught a bull elk in the cross hairs of her rifle...."
My Little Elk Hunting Adventure by, Bruce "Lemme tell ya, coastal NW Oregon has mountain terrain that chewed me up like an old dog bone."
First Archery Bull Hunt Success!, by Heat (Utah) "...this site helped me quite a bit. My (2012) Archery bull taped out at 350 gross and scored over 60 mass points. ...."
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Archery Bull Elk Non Responsive to Cow call, by Danny Plumlee (Henderson, NV) Were these bulls just not ready to defend their territory or to mate?...
7mm Remington Magnum, by Dean
(Helena, MT. USA) I use my Liberty Ruger M77, 7mm Rem. Mag. for antelope, deer, elk...
Hunting a Quiet Rut, by Nick (Idaho)...The elk have gotten noticeably quieter, whether from the growth of the wolf population or just from getting smarter. All I know is...
Benches?, by Scott
(Minnesota)...could you explain a little more about benches? I've read a lot of magazines and they all mention benches and that elk typically bed 1/3 the way down a slope.
2013 elk bow hunt around Pagosa Springs:
by Bobby (Little Rock , Arkansas), looking for someone to join my DIY hunt!...
Unique Elk Talk
by Idaho Steve (Hailey, Id ), In the middle of the night, a herd of elk came traveling through the drainage and right past my tent...
Smelly Elk Areas?
by Jimmy (New Mexico), I've come across many areas that just stink of elk, literally. I have heard two somewhat contradictory stories...
DIY Gear List Must Have's!
by Craig (Florida) "Here are some of the items I use on my DIY hunts in the CO backcountry..."
Elk and Deer Hunting and Mountain Bikes, by Skip Shepherd (Tucson, AZ)~ At 67 I am thinking a lot about investing in a mountain bike to get back into remote areas...
Elk Hunting Colorado Unit 85, by Jerry~ I'm looking for any good advice on hunting elk in unit 85 in Colorado Spanish peaks area....
Solo archery hunting -- tips for calling/set up?, by Idaho Steve
(Hailey, ID )~ I hunt by myself a lot...I'd love to hear your thoughts on strategic set-ups when solo hunting and calling.
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...
Finally filled the freezer..., Colorado Rockies~ "I was bummed when I got to the property and no elk, nor any hoof prints in the snow. ...I pulled each of the elk into shade then started gutting..."
Wounded Veteran Elk hunts, by Joshua FL), I am a disabled veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and have always dreamed of hunting elk. I am posting this to see if anyone would know of any elk hunts free to disabled vets....
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.
Any success in Unit 14?, by: Dave (MI), "I'm planning on doing a DIY in Unit 14 for 2012..."
Rough Estimating Elk Antler Score, by Tater (Sheridan, AR) "I have booked my first elk hunt out west. My package includes up to 250 inches before the bonus prices increase. Can someone tell me how to estimate the antler size of an elk or at least a 250 inch elk?"
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Bugle in Herd bulls, by Swiltbank
(Az) The key to calling in a herd bull is to get into his bedding grounds and threaten his herd. Start off sounding like…
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Best Rifle Caliber?, by Buglemup (Superior, MT), “ I've been reading what people have been writing about rifle calibers and here is what 16 years of guiding elk has taught me."
7mm Remington Magnum, by Dean
(Helena, MT. USA) I use my Liberty Ruger M77, 7mm Rem. Mag. for antelope, deer, elk... Comment: "What do you guys think about the idea of hunting elk with a 270? I also know a guy who kills elk with a 243."
338 Marlin Express, "Light, fast shooting, hard hitting, manageable recoil, and for a lever gun - very accurate."
Guns I like for Elk, by Mountain Walker (Kootenays east B.C. Canada),"I think the gun you shoot Elk with should be one you shoot a lot with... "
.35 Remington, by Bill Smith "...my .35 Rem appears to have dropped a medium deer flawlessly, but I now have serious doubts as to its capability to take an elk."
Arizona Elk Hunting
Where to hunt in Az unit 3B?, by Cliffjumper (Tucson, Az) ~ I got a late bull muzzle loader hunt in Arizona unit 3b. Does anyone know how to hunt bulls in the late season?...
First time elk hunter hunting Arizona unit 6A
, by Rob Marchio (Omaha, Ne)~ I'm a first time elk hunter hunting Arizona's unit 6A. I'm planning on staying in the Pine Grove campground...
Elk Hunting Colorado
Colorado Unit 76, By Larry (Spokane, WA) "I am close to getting my 17 preference points needed to get a tag for a bull in Unit 76. Has any body hunted it?"
Elk Hunting Colorado in 2013, By William (Midland, TX) "I am planning an elk hunt next year in Colorado and I wanted to know if hunting Gunnison National Forest..."
Bow Hunting Elk, By Chester (Missouri)
"...wondering if anybody who is a seasoned elk hunter would want to trade hunts. We can take you spring turkey hunting and that is also the same time to find morel mushrooms, or whitetail deer hunting in the fall."
Idaho Elk Hunting
Elk Hunting Pocatello by Cameron (Pocatello) Where is the best place to elk hunt around Pocatello, Idaho? I'm a student at ISU and I'm looking for somewhere around here to hunt next season.
How is the elk hunting in unit 30A in Idaho?, by Terry (Richland Center, WI) Has anyone archery elk hunted in unit 30A in Idaho? What can you tell me about the area?
Is anyone interested in elk hunting in Idaho?, by Ric (Ahsahka, Idaho) ...am thinking there might be some folks who would like to hunt with me this fall?
I have room for 3 people...
Elk Hunting In Montana
Hunting in Western Montana, by Mike A. (Alabama)
I did not draw a tag for Missouri breaks where I have hunted in the past. Having to start over and try western Montana.
New Mexico Elk Hunting
New Mexico Unit 49, by Silas (Los Alamos, NM)
If anyone has tips on areas to start scouting, I'd really appreciate it.
First Elk Hunt First Elk Hunt, by Big "R" (NM)
I finally got drawn for a late elk hunt in Unit 28, north of Road 506 and south of the boundary line of the Lincoln National Forest...
Elk Hunting in Utah
"This is my first year hunting. I'm trying to make it fun and exciting for my kids. We went to the north slope by Bridger and China Meadows..."
Elk Hunting Nevada
Cow elk in Nevada's unit 222:
"Any good places known in unit 222?"
Northeast Nevada Early Elk hunt, by John
"Any suggestions on what areas I may see some signs of elk?"
Questions from Novice Hunters
Retired USMC MSgt Needs Advice, by Ken Wing USMCRET
Big Game Recipes
Better than Best Roast Sandwiches, by Mardee McDougal, (McMinnville, OR) Use a small crock pot for this recipe...that is unless you're feeding an army and are cooking a real big roast!!...
Spice-Crusted Grilled Venison Roast Recipe This Spice-Crusted, Grilled Venison Roast recipe works great for any red meat roasts, including elk, deer or beef roast...
Corned Elk Recipe You can easily make corned venison and elk, moose or corned beef from these instructions...
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