Re: Any Elk hunting advice or tips for me??
Spent lots of years hunting elk in Idaho without much success.
Every year I would listed to my brother in law tell me about how he shot his elk and the method he used. I thought he was full of it but could not argue with his success.
So I thought what the heck and tried it.
He goes to a thick timber area N or NE slope near a meadow or bowl that has elk sighnand will sit there for an hour blowing his cow call every couple minutes. If nothing comes in he moves 1/4 mile sets up and does it again.
Usually never takes him more than two or three days for a bull to sneak up on him and give him a shot.
So I tried it with a slight modification.
I walk between spots blowing lots of cow and calf calls and throwing in a spike bugle or two and I only move a couple hundred yards and then set up and reduce calling to every couple minutes. I have shot 4 bulls in 4 years doing this, two 5 points and two 6 points. Also called in two bulls for my friend the same way.
It just works.
As for scents I wouldn't waste much money on it. The elk will smell you if you are downwind.