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Old 02-20-2010, 09:01 PM
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Know of any good elk hunting books/magazines so I can educate myself?

I already picked up the book
"Elk and Elk Hunting"
your practical guide to fundamentals and fine points
By Hartt Wixom
I like the book and I want to learn more, so I was wondering if anyone out there knows of some good magazines, books, or sites geared towards elk hunting? I'm planning on hopefully doing some bowhunting for elk this fall if I draw.
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:15 AM
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Re: Know of any good elk hunting books/magazines so I can educate myself?

Eastmans and Bugle(RMEF). Also Eastmans and Primos both have how to video selections.
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Old 02-23-2010, 07:13 PM
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Re: Know of any good elk hunting books/magazines so I can educate myself?

The Complete Book of Elk Hunting Tips and Tactics for All Weather and Habitat Conditions Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, Sam Curtis, published by Lyons Press 2005. This covers the whole range of elk hunting. Pretty much required reading on the subject IMHO.

The Ultimate Guide to Elk Hunting by Bob Robb and Gerald Bethge was interesting reading as well. This one is more stories and strategies from various hunters. Not a required read but worthy.

Last but not least...Heartsblood by David Petersen. Focused on hunting in general but heavily flavored with bow hunting for elk in Colorado. This is more of a philosophical look at the ethics of hunting but also required reading, again IMHO. Just want to set expectations appropriately as many here may not agree with the opinions in this particular book. Like it or not there is much to learn from it and as a bow hunter you would appreciate it regardless I suspect.

Hope you like'em!
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Old 02-27-2010, 03:16 PM
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Re: Know of any good elk hunting books/magazines so I can educate myself?

I like the books by Don Laubach and Mark Henckel: Elk Tactics, The Elk Hunter, and Elk Talk.

Amazon.com: Elk Tactics (9781560446828): Don Laubach, Mark Henckel: Books
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Old 02-28-2010, 08:17 AM
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Re: Know of any good elk hunting books/magazines so I can educate myself?

I second the Don Laubach books. They are what I keep in my hunting library.

Also a +1 on Eastman's Hunting and bowhunting journal. There are some great stories in that magazine but also some really great info. The magazine features a section called the MRS(members research section) and it will break down all you western states and the details of hunting big game in those states. The MRS covers everything from application dates and prices to which units have the best sucess for a trophy, for each and every state. It is a phenomenal resource for the hard core western big game hunter.

And of course "Bugle" is a great publication as well. As the Jacksonville chapter chair of the RMEF I have to put my plug in for the foundation. Bugle is a great read and joing the RMEF will get you a subscription. Join up! It is a great cause!
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:59 AM
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Re: Know of any good elk hunting books/magazines so I can educate myself?

mtelkhntr78, when I saw Jacksonville chapter chair of the RMEF, I thought could that really be Jacksonville Florida? So I did a search and came across this link:

Jacksonville Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Are they one in the same?
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Old 02-28-2010, 12:31 PM
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Re: Know of any good elk hunting books/magazines so I can educate myself?

Chas, It is true! They are the same. In fact you reminded me that I need to get on and update the website.
Are you in Florida or the South?
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