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Any Elk hunting advice or tips for me??

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Unread 04-21-2004, 08:05 AM
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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.
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Unread 04-21-2004, 02:24 PM
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Re: Any Elk hunting advice or tips for me??

Have tried very similiar tactics as longgone with excellant results-It just works.
hunting isn't a matter of life and death....it is more important than that
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Unread 04-21-2004, 05:28 PM
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Re: Any Elk hunting advice or tips for me??

I think I will go with longones technique cow calf calls and if no results move. [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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