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Last night while out scouting I bumped an elk (first time seeing one in the wild, while in "hunting/scouting" mode).

First off, I misgendered the elk because I thought it was a cow.
Second, I was making "random animal noises" that on further review sound close to a poorly performed moose call.

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2018, 07:08:02 AM »
Lol, welcome to the forum. Your sounds around 6:40 weren't too bad for elk calling. Now, get some of Elknut's CDs and go back and get that guy this Fall!

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2018, 07:51:40 AM »
Cool vid. Now learn how to wolf call and go back there during rut.... :chuckle:
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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2018, 08:02:13 AM »
Cool vid. Now learn how to wolf call and go back there during rut.... :chuckle:

I don't get it...how do bull-elk reply to wolf calls?!

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2018, 08:15:30 AM »
Don't listen to Campmeat on this one. He's a little touched.
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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2018, 08:51:24 AM »
The elk probably thought it was just another license buyer puking his guts out and dry heaving thinking about the management of the state's resources or the lack there of. On a serious note that's was a cool experience and I might try the dry heave tactic this fall when I'm hunting general season and am sick to my stomach and still hung up on not drawing a quality permit

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2018, 09:13:37 AM »
The elk probably thought it was just another license buyer puking his guts out and dry heaving thinking about the management of the state's resources or the lack there of. On a serious note that's was a cool experience and I might try the dry heave tactic this fall when I'm hunting general season and am sick to my stomach and still hung up on not drawing a quality permit

Holy goodness gracious man. It's Friday. Lighten up =)

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2018, 09:14:58 AM »
Nice.  Looks like you made a new friend out in the elkwoods  ;)
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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2018, 10:24:03 AM »
Just so you know... the last sounds were barks.  She was letting everyone else know about the danger.


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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2018, 10:30:41 AM »
 :yeah:

They make that warning noise (barking) just before the whole herd runs to the next county

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2018, 10:34:14 AM »
:yeah:

They make that warning noise (barking) just before the whole herd runs to the next county


That is the sound you hear when you have been busted!!!  :chuckle:

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2018, 10:35:26 AM »
:yeah:

They make that warning noise (barking) just before the whole herd runs to the next county

Good to know! If I had that chance all over again I would've done the same thing just because it was such a neat experience for me, as a rookie, but would you say that if I wanted to hunt that zone this season that it would've been better to back off quietly?
What would you have done had you bumped that elk from its resting spot (about 20 yards out when I bumped it) to where it ran to (at the distance I judged to be about 100 yards)?

Definitely happy that happened, it made for an amazing night!

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2018, 10:41:19 AM »
I'd slip my pack off, get out my water bottle and make some lunch, then wander back to camp  :chuckle:

Then laying in my bunk at night  (not sleeping again) I'd be torturing myself all night long wandering where the herd will be in the morning.

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2018, 10:44:42 AM »
I was into a smaller herd a week ago, they sure are more curious outside of hunting season.  I had two spikes walk within 50 yards and I was standing next to my truck.  I asked them where the bears were as I thought it was a mutually beneficial question, but they didn't seem to know.

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Re: Making moose noises at an antlerless bull-elk that I misgendered
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2018, 10:45:12 AM »
I'd slip my pack off, get out my water bottle and make some lunch, then wander back to camp  :chuckle:

Then laying in my bunk at night  (not sleeping again) I'd be torturing myself all night long wandering where the herd will be in the morning.

I mentioned in the video that I was in the North Bend/Issaquah area, so this is Western WA, do we even really have "herds" so much as just strays that wander around? When I do find elk sign it's always sparse - one or two elk at most in a grouping (from what I can tell). My trail cams tell a similar tale.

 

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