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  1. Sitka Gear Concealment System: Scientific Alternative to Camo

    Sitka Gear’s science-based Gore Optifade confuses animals’ vision into seeing nothing in particular. The patterns aren’t made to appeal to human eyes.

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Mar 19, 2018

Sitka Gear Concealment System: Scientific Alternative to Camo

Sitka Gear’s science-based Gore Optifade confuses animals’ vision into seeing nothing in particular. The patterns aren’t made to appeal to human eyes.

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Mar 19, 2018

Shop Sitka Gear Subalpine Gore Optifade Pattern

Sitka Gear Subalpine is designed for stalking and ambushing ungulates from ground level in trees and vegetation. It works optimally within 50 yards of game. This makes the pattern great for close up hunting within vegetation with rifle, archery or muzzleloader.

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Mar 18, 2018

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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Mar 16, 2018

Shop Sitka Gear Elevated II Pattern

Sitka Gear Elevated II is designed for whitetail hunters and is optimized for changing foliage with the seasons. It is most effective at ranges under 80 yards from a tree stand.

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Mar 08, 2018

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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Jan 19, 2018

Acceptable Elk Rifle Calibers

What rifle calibers are acceptable for elk?

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Jan 13, 2018

Do It Yourself Elk Hunting in Back Country Wilderness Are a Demanding Adventure!

Extended do it yourself elk hunting can be difficult, requiring careful planning. Everything needed to protect you from harsh elements will be carried in and back out.

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Dec 28, 2017

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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Dec 23, 2017

Elk Steak or Venison Steak Cooked to Perfection

Cook lean, grass fed elk steak to perfection on the grill, or in the oven with these step by step instructions. Yes, you CAN buy exotic meats over the Internet!

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Dec 22, 2017

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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Dec 20, 2017

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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Dec 09, 2017

Discounted Hunting Bows: End of Year Sale

Discounted hunting bows at Elk Tips. Drastically reduced prices of new bows.

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Dec 07, 2017

Cow elk hunt in area 8,

Is whitehorse lake good for hunting elk in dec. Or would there be a better place? Im handicap and try to hunt roads with utv and walk in .

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Dec 07, 2017

All Day Hunting - See more Elk

This year's Elk hunt for cows ended with more lessons learned and more learning confirmed from years' past. I was blessed enough to see Elk everyday and

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Dec 04, 2017

Wild Game Recipes: Celebrate the Harvest of Nature’s Finest Proteins

Share wild game recipes, or find recipes to use for wild game meats. Share your favorite big game, wild fowl and even fish recipes here. These recipes can be used for beef, pork or foul as well.

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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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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...

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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