Originally Posted by Clark
This is long range hunting.
It seems we can't shoot elk at really long range, because they are too hard to kill.
It seems we can't shoot elk at really long range when the wind is blowing.
It seems we can't shoot elk at really long range if they are walking.
But I need to do the best I can, because where I am going, the sage brush is the heavy cover.
Don't take it wrong, guys on LRH are the best at it, bar none and the best to learn from, especially if you can hook up with one of them and shoot. Your getting this advice based on experience, I've wounded elk and not just one doing and learning the things you don't do on an elk, fortunately most of the times my old man was there and after the first shot, if it was of he dumped it. If you don't have a back up plan for a poor shot why chance it. I've shot a ton of animal moving but an elk is one that I won't take unless I'm way close.
You can certainly kill elk long range, this site is all about it! Not discouraging you from it but there are different ways to go about so when the trigger is pulled you have a dead animal on the ground.
You can certainly kill elk long range in the wind, they have a larger vitals for one and for me if I can't put a bullet in the vitals in a 10mph wind I would have to stay home, the more wind mean more practice behind your rifle shooting and learning.
You can certainly kill and elk long range walking, but you would have to have every skill set firmly in place before you could do it with a high percentage of cold bore hits.
Experience speaks volumes, guys on this site have it in spades and they will help, sometimes not by say what you want to hear. Trust me I've gotten schooled on LRH!!