Elk Hunting Tips
Get elk hunting tips, tactics, and stories from experienced elk hunters by reading these articles.
It was still dark when Marty Panchelli pulled his pickup around to the front of the lodge and got out to scrape the windows. A glance at the thermometer as I climbed in showed minus 7 degrees. I scrunched a little deeper into my camo and sipped hot coffee while waiting for him to finish.
In the mountains, human life has no higher value than that of the elk—or the ant.
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Colorado Elk Hunk NAHC Life Member Hunt Doug McDougal I've long dreamed about hunting bugling elk, and my dreams came true in Colorado when I joined a group of NAHC Life Members at Winterhawk Outfitters in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area for the first NAHC Life Member elk bowhunt.
After glassing a deep draw for the better part of the morning, we started following a set of elk tracks through some thick timber.
I drew my Hoyt and waited for the bull to step clear of the tree. I made some noise to get him to stop and released my arrow. I heard the arrow hit him before he ran off, and quickly cow called and watched as he stopped and looked back for a moment before walking away.
I grew up in southern California watching my father, who retired as Deputy Chief of the Ventura County Fire Department, and his teams battle those huge brush fires fueled by racing Santa Ana winds.
New Mexico's Jicarilla Apache tribal lands are home to world-class bull elk.
Prime elk habitat can be overrun with hunters, and that's why the biggest bulls often make their home elsewhere.