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Big Game Hunting => Elk Hunting => Topic started by: 7mmfan on May 30, 2018, 09:57:55 AM

Title: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: 7mmfan on May 30, 2018, 09:57:55 AM
I've considered getting this membership, but have never been able to talk myself into it as I just don't hunt during the rut. Is there a benefit to it for a general season rifle hunter? I could potentially see a benefit as we're hunting Idaho more and more, and last year we had bulls bugling while in there.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: Stein on May 30, 2018, 10:17:35 AM
I'm wondering the same thing.  I did pick up the elknut app and watch any YouTube with Paul in it and that has taught me a bunch.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: 7mmfan on May 30, 2018, 10:26:00 AM
I chatted with WapitiTalk1 last year who works closely with Paul. I was preparing for my quality elk hunt and he gave me some great insight on rut tactics, that definitely helped me in the field. Great guy and I would gladly support their business if I felt it would benefit me. I just don't know how much Elk101 offers in the post rut/rifle season realm.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: Wetwoodshunter on May 30, 2018, 10:29:56 AM
I would have to say yes. I did the course right when it came out and sense then they have added a ton of new content. A lot of the course is strategy, and knowledge that is applicable to all elk hunting. I believe that recently Randy Newberg added into it a rifle hunting section.

I'm not saying that the course is magic, since I have been doing way more hunting these last few years averaging 10-14 days for elk, but I have dropped an elk the last 4 years in a row now, quite a bit have been small tips that I picked up through the course, like how to play the wind and how to locate elk. If you can't find them you can't kill them.

If you sign up, please use my email and refer me. Its my shameless plug for $10 gift cards which I buy Phelps calls with. :)

joe.r.petersen@gmail.com
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: jaredwitman on May 30, 2018, 10:37:06 AM
I had this membership two seasons ago. It has alot of great info, not all geared toward hunting the rut. Its a really good overview on elk behavior in general, tips and what not on picking a spot (google earth included) and at the very least its a flat out good read in general. It seemed like alot of time and effort went into the thing. Im not sure on price anymore but I think it was around 100 bucks for the year... Easily one of the best ways you could spend 100 dollars. Many years of experience, trial and error compiled in to one program to save on time and boot leather. I would say some of the info didn't necessarily ring true to the type of hunting, area, and season dates I usually hunt but I did find it beneficial. I heard on his podcast that he was working on an addition to the program including a rifle section? not sure. The more info the better in my opinion. Pass on a couple nights out with the spouse and the thing is paid for in no time.  :tup: I would give it a go
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: 7mmfan on May 30, 2018, 11:06:14 AM
I had this membership two seasons ago. It has alot of great info, not all geared toward hunting the rut. Its a really good overview on elk behavior in general, tips and what not on picking a spot (google earth included) and at the very least its a flat out good read in general. It seemed like alot of time and effort went into the thing. Im not sure on price anymore but I think it was around 100 bucks for the year... Easily one of the best ways you could spend 100 dollars. Many years of experience, trial and error compiled in to one program to save on time and boot leather. I would say some of the info didn't necessarily ring true to the type of hunting, area, and season dates I usually hunt but I did find it beneficial. I heard on his podcast that he was working on an addition to the program including a rifle section? not sure. The more info the better in my opinion. Pass on a couple nights out with the spouse and the thing is paid for in no time.  :tup: I would give it a go

I'm sure she'll understand and fully support this idea.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: fishsticks on May 30, 2018, 07:53:58 PM
They're running a promo now where it's only $49.  Use promo code SERVER30.  Joining or renewing also gets you entries into their big promo giveaway that's also running right now.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: Stein on May 31, 2018, 03:46:28 PM
They're running a promo now where it's only $49.  Use promo code SERVER30.  Joining or renewing also gets you entries into their big promo giveaway that's also running right now.

That didn't work, but I did get an e-mail for $20 off with code PROMO2018.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: 7mmfan on May 31, 2018, 03:53:59 PM
I'm still himming and hawing about it. Can anyone confirm a rifle season addition to it?
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: baker5150 on May 31, 2018, 03:57:36 PM
I'm still himming and hawing about it. Can anyone confirm a rifle season addition to it?

Call them, get it from the horses mouth, they are known to be good people. 
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: Stein on May 31, 2018, 06:11:57 PM
I would let you know, but I can't seem to access it now.  It says I have to be a member, so I log in, then it says I have to be a member and I should log out.  I've been in this loop for longer than I care.  I can say the website navigation isn't impressive even while I was able to view the content.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: banishd on May 31, 2018, 06:55:40 PM
They are having problems with high traffic on the website with the promo they are running today
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: Stein on May 31, 2018, 08:15:24 PM
I was impressed I got an e-mail from Corey within 5 minutes of using the contact me form.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: Stein on June 01, 2018, 09:32:53 AM
I'm all fixed and going through the course now.  The first part has a bunch of stuff good for a new hunter on gear, how to get tags, etc.  I'll let you know in a couple of days how much a strict rifle hunter would get out of it.
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: vandeman17 on June 01, 2018, 09:56:40 AM
elk101 is legit and I think you can learn a lot no matter what season you hunt. Elk hunting just isn't about blowing a bugle or cow call during the rut.  :tup:
Title: Re: Elk Hunting University - Elk101
Post by: nitroelk on June 01, 2018, 10:41:42 AM
 After a year or so of looking I finally jumped in last night, with the promo and all I figured what the heck. Looks like a lot of cool stuff there Plus I'm hoping I win some of the cool stuff they are giving away in June.