Elk

Male elk walking through tall grass in the woods
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To Call, or Not to Call?

That is the question. For me, the answer is simple: silence is golden. by Fred Eichler Forget about what you read in Shakespeare’s Hamlet. The real question when you’re bowhunting for elk should be…
Hunter glassing with a spotting scope on a rock
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How Far is Too Far?

Elk deserve our best shot no matter the distance. by Fred Eichler If you’re reading this just to see if you agree or disagree with what I write, I can’t blame you. It’s a touchy subject. But I hope…
Two hunters walking through a field at sunset
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How to Pick the Right Outfitter For You

A good list of questions is as important as your tag by Fred Eichler As an outfitter of 30 years, as well as an avid hunter who has hired multiple outfitters to take me hunting, I’ve been on both…
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Elk Hunt with Traditions Vortek Muzzleloader

Mountain Hunting Success With A Muzzleloader The good thing about catching an early-morning flight to Denver is that the plane was landing as the sun was breaking on the eastern horizon. Another…
News & Tips: Elk Calling: What You Need to Know Before You're in Elk Country (infographic)...
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Elk Calling: What You Need to Know Before You're in Elk Country (infographic)

When the rut is on, you know Bull elk are tearing it up across the Rockies. You know it’s time to get out there and get after them. Our elk hunting experts have compiled a few need to know calling…
News & Tips: For the Best Elk Bow Hunting: Find Food, Cover & Water (video)...
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For the Best Elk Bow Hunting: Find Food, Cover & Water (video)

Bow hunting elk with the GrowingDeer.tv team! Setting their sights on bow hunting elk the team has some close encounters and tag a nice bull! One of the best ways to bow hunt elk in Southern Colorado…
Elk: Copyright Denver Bryan/ Images On The Wildside 2016...
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Do You Speak Elk? (Audio Quiz)

Can you tell a bark from a bugle? A cow mew from a cow moose? Put your elk hunting ear to the test with this quick quiz. Click each photo to listen to the associated sound or vocalization. Be sure…
News & Tips: High-Tech Hunting Gear Every Backcountry Hunter Secretly Wants...
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High-Tech Hunting Gear Every Backcountry Hunter Secretly Wants

From the time humans started hunting for food, they have been improving technology to increase their chance of success.  We each develop our own creed as to what works for us. A Garmin handheld GPS…
News & Tips: Forget What You Know About Elk Hunting and Use These Tips Instead...
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Forget What You Know About Elk Hunting and Use These Tips Instead

Silence is sometimes golden, and when the woods are full of loud bugling and constantly mewing elk hunters, pressured elk simply go silent—and hunker deep into thick cover. Maybe you should also go…
News & Tips: Backpacking for Elk
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Backpacking for Elk

Heading to the mountains to hunt elk on foot is a lofty goal for any outdoorsman. Elk live in some of the most remote, rugged country in the continental United States. Making the decision to hunt…
News & Tips: Preparing Horses for an Elk Hunt
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Preparing Horses for an Elk Hunt

Planning and executing an elk hunt out West is a major undertaking. Planning and initial preparations must begin a year or more in advance. Hunters with poor preparations wind up with the same…
News & Tips: The Elk That Almost Broke Us
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The Elk That Almost Broke Us

Drawing an elk tag for the White Mountains of eastern Arizona is no easy task, and hunting the White Mountains is dang near impossible. Our destination was an area that locals call "The Blue", near…