Category Archives for "Elk Hunting"

Know-How: Five Elk-Calling Don’ts

At first light I was sitting on a Montana mountainside listening. Somewhere in the drainages below an elk had bugled. I spotted tan shapes passing between stands of aspen. Just as my game plan was forming I heard another hunter bugle from the horse trail a half-mile back. I winced and held my breath. Though the […]

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The Best Setup for Bowhunting Elk

(John Hafner photo)For me, the annual highlight of archery elk edges out the November whitetail rut for sheer bowhunting enthusiasm. There’s something about elk. They’re big and wear a lot of bone, but there’s more to it than this; a gregarious nature, majestic terrain and the proactive hunting style (no sitting for me; you can have water-holes and […]

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The Expert’s Guide to Stalking Elk

Forget Calling: The Strategy Behind Stalking Elk For the better part of 20 years my bowhunting life revolved around trying to coax public land bull elk into bow range. Calling elk is something I dearly love and my hunting partners and I have had many encounters and a good amount of successful hunts using this […]

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Fred Eichler’s 5 ‘Musts’ of a Guided Elk Hunt

Fulldraw Outfitters owner/operator, Fred Eichler, has guided hundreds of elk hunters in the pristine mountains of Colorado. With a success rate that keeps him booked well over a year in advance, Eichler’s track record proves his proficiency at filling his client’s elk tags. Beyond the success stories, Eichler has also seen his share of elk hunters […]

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