by Dave (ElkHuntingTips.Net)
My tag is filled early this year. After a moonless night the bulls on block management access land seemed to be roaming around quite a bit in the day time. I heard a friend of mine "arguing" with an aggressive sounding bull, so I reluctantly went another direction and after a long walk heard a couple bulls bugling near a fence I couldn't cross.
Did some cow chirping to test their mood. Both responded. The young bull went on by at a distance while the older sounding bull seemed to be interested. I threw in a short estrus whine. He sounded agitated and moved closer but seemed hung up, so I threw in a young challenge bugle. Now he sounded pissed, but still stayed just barely in view, so I shut down the bugling and added a little more pleading estrus whine directed behind me after dropping to my knees.
He came in shortly for a kiss. Unfortunately for him, the kiss was a sharp four blade Slick Tricks broadhead through both lungs at 35 yards. He lasted about one minute after bolting a hundred yards.
That's two years in a row that Slick Tricks four blades have killed a bull quickly for me. Now, the boys both have a cow and bull tag left. No pressure, just fun hunt guiding and calling for them now!
Anyone else hearing and seeing elk out there? What's happening in your elk country?
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