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Offline WapitiTalk1

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Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« on: June 27, 2020, 08:23:44 PM »
Yes, there’s a LOT more to successful elk hunting than one tip or trick, much..much more. But, if you were to share a single “pearl” with a newer elk hunter to help them down the path, what would it be?  Let’s here em’  ;)
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #1 on: June 27, 2020, 08:29:14 PM »
Don’t lose focus
Keep the wind in your hair, and the sun at your back.


A gun is a tool, Marion, no better or no worse than any other tool, an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.


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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #2 on: June 27, 2020, 08:50:06 PM »
Follow the tracks.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2020, 08:57:15 PM »
Keep the wind in your face

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2020, 09:42:44 PM »
Hunt close to home. The more days you spend glassing the first and last 45 minutes of each day and the more trail cams you can run, the better. You can live in a horrible elk area and achieve greater success their than traveling to a great area you know nothing about.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #5 on: June 27, 2020, 09:44:49 PM »
Perseverance.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #6 on: June 27, 2020, 10:15:25 PM »
You have to go after them. Don't wait for them to come to you

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2020, 11:24:58 PM »
Don't quit the hunt too soon. They are very patient.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2020, 02:18:50 AM »
Make noise when calling.  Break sticks, roll rocks, rake trees, etc...  IMO too many elk hunters are way too silent. 

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2020, 05:10:05 AM »
Hunt where there are elk. 
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2020, 06:37:00 AM »
Get in good shape, get away from the road early in the morning before first light.
Bring your lunch and don't come out till dark, have a flashlight or three.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2020, 06:37:14 AM »
Hunt all day. Many elk die at noon.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2020, 07:56:50 AM »
Elk are about 1000% easier to kill when they don't know they're being hunted.
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2020, 07:57:01 AM »
You don’t have to be 10 miles in to the back country to find elk.
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #14 on: June 28, 2020, 08:06:19 AM »

Don’t drive up and shut off the truck and 2 seconds later bugle from the road/truck
Keep the wind in your hair, and the sun at your back.


A gun is a tool, Marion, no better or no worse than any other tool, an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that.


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