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  1. Elk Hunting in Montana

    Discussions about elk hunting in Montana can be found on this page. Connect with others who hunt elk in Montana, or those who want to. Ask, find or provide answers about hunting elk in Montana.

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Jan 11, 2022

Elk Hunting in Montana

Discussions about elk hunting in Montana can be found on this page. Connect with others who hunt elk in Montana, or those who want to. Ask, find or provide answers about hunting elk in Montana.

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Dec 01, 2021

Elk Nut (Paul Medel) Elk Communication Products Now Available

“Elk Nut”, Paul Medel, has studied elk sounds for over 30 years. His products will help you have more “close encounters of the herd kind”. Available with free shipping on this site.

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Nov 22, 2021

ASAT Bedrock Merino Wool Now Available

ASAT Bedrock Merino Wool is naturally comfortable. Merino wool wicks suberbly, inhibits bacterial growth, is warm in cold and cool in hot weather.

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Nov 22, 2021

New Mexico Elk Hunting

Find New Mexico elk hunting questions and answers on this page. Ask questions, receive and give answers about hunting in New Mexico. Connect with other New Mexico elk hunters, or those who want to.

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Nov 19, 2021

asat leafy 3d

The ASAT Leafy 3D (Vanish Pro 3D Series) provides the double advantage of leafy camo with the ASAT pattern, well known for its animal eye oriented pattern.

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Nov 10, 2021

Elk Recipes: Cooking With Healthy and Delicious Elk Meat

Elk recipes that are delicious and healthy, by a registered dietitian. Properly handled elk does not taste gamey. Your guests will rave and they won’t know it’s not lean beef.

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Oct 27, 2021

Elk Sign: Tracks, Droppings, Beds, Scrapes, Rubs and Wallows

Finding elk sign means you’ve found where elk were. How recent were they there? How often? Interpreting sign will help you decide when, where and how to hunt.

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Oct 26, 2021

Elk Hunting Colorado: Questions and Answers

Elk hunting Colorado discussions take place here. Connect with those who have hunted in Colorado, and those who plan to. Ask, give or just read answers about hunting Colorado elk.

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Sep 30, 2021

Packing Elk Meat, Big Game Retrieval: Getting Elk Meat Home Easier

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.

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Sep 30, 2021

The Right Game Hauler is Great for Game Retrieval Under the Right Conditions

Using a game hauler for packing elk meat can be a real back saver. Some designs are much better than others for hauling elk out. Consider the pros and cons of each design.

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Sep 30, 2021

Elk Hunting Gear: Priority Gear List for the Big Game Hunter

An elk hunting gear list that big game hunters will find helpful. This is a list and brief review of practical, useful, quality hunting equipment for elk hunters.

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Sep 19, 2021

ASAT Rain Gear, Don't Let the Rain Stop You!

The ASAT rain gear is a two piece set of a pullover jacket and pants. It is a light weight packable set.

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Aug 18, 2021

ASAT Elite Performance Series

ASAT Elite Performance Series is a high quality camouflage line that is made to help your hunting performance under demanding conditions.

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Jul 26, 2021

Bugling Bull Game Calls made by Rockie and Corie Jacobson

Bugling Bull Game Calls and Rocky Mountain Hunting Calls, by Rockie and Corie Jacobson, are available with free U.S. shipping over $50. The Jacobsons are the first family of elk calling! Steve Chapelle and Kristi Titus have signature calls here, as well.

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Jul 23, 2021

HECS Hunting Suit Blocks Your Energy Field

Ever been busted by game animals when you thought you were concealed? Maybe they sensed your energy field! A HECS Stealthscreen hunting suit keeps them from confirming what they see.

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Forum Topic Discussions:

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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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...

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...

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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..."

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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…

Best Big Game Rifle?

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

Help needed for 1st DIY Hunt w/Son, by Patrick (Parker, CO), "I was looking for some advice on my 1st DIY hunt for 2014 in CO with my 13 yr old son. I have countless hrs going over stats, topo maps & Google Earth"

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..."

Unit 60 Elk 4th Rifle Season Nov 13-17 Either Sex 2013, By Chester "...Any general advice about the unit would be appreciated!"

Idaho Elk Hunting

Elk Hunting Idaho Unit 8 8A 11, This is my first year seriously trying to track down some elk. Is there anyone that has hunted in any of these units and can give me some friendly advice? Mitchell, Moscow Idaho

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?

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 Nevada

Cow elk in Nevada's unit 222:

"Any good places known in unit 222?"

Northeast Nevada Early Elk hunt, by John (Carson City,NV)

"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 (Bealeton, Va)

Big Game Recipes

Popcorn VenisonPopcorn Venison with Maple Syrup?

Elk or Venison Steaks Grilled to Perfection Here's how to turn them into steakhouse steaks!

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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