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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #15 on: June 28, 2020, 08:21:57 AM »
For every pearl there is one elk that will defy it.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #16 on: June 28, 2020, 10:20:35 AM »
Don't get stuck hunting the same spot because you saw elk there a couple weeks ago when you were scouting or deer hunting. The elk move around a lot. That being said, they will tend to frequent some of the same areas year in and out. But don't stay in the same spot if you aren't finding elk or fresh elk sign.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2020, 10:32:21 AM »
Drive the roads at night. Stop and bugle every few hundred yards and listen where you've seen sign during the day or while scouting. If you get a response, they'll normally be in the same spot or close the next day.
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #18 on: July 04, 2020, 09:08:55 AM »
Take all your scent products, especially that eliminator spray, and throw them in the trash can
How long til elk season?!??

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #19 on: July 04, 2020, 04:39:58 PM »
When the wind is wrong, take a nap
The mountains are calling and I must go."
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #20 on: July 04, 2020, 04:41:27 PM »
They will hear you 3 times, see you twice, but only smell you once
The mountains are calling and I must go."
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #21 on: July 04, 2020, 09:06:13 PM »
Keep your Knife razor sharp.... you never know when a Big Bull might Commit Suicide right out in front!  :chuckle:
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #22 on: July 05, 2020, 08:26:40 AM »
Don't chase elk going away. Even at their slowest they are a lot faster than you. You'll just end up tired.
If they aren't responding to calls shut up and stalk silently.
Elk are noisy when they walk through the woods. Don't let foot placement slow you down.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #23 on: July 05, 2020, 09:40:01 AM »
Crazy video

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #24 on: July 05, 2020, 12:49:39 PM »
It all comes down to:

Right place, right time.

If you trueLy known an area, you’ll know where they “disappear” to when they get pushed by the pumpkin squad.

Be there
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #25 on: July 05, 2020, 03:52:56 PM »
Never leave elk to find elk .
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #26 on: July 05, 2020, 04:14:47 PM »
Number one piece of advice is persistence.  Everyone I know that consistently kills elk hunts hard and the whole season. Those that show up for opening weekend and spend time in camp during the daylight are the reasons our success rates are low. Lots of people kill elk every year or damn close to it. A lot of that is being in the woods more than everyone else.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #27 on: July 05, 2020, 04:19:44 PM »
The only time I go back to camp is when it is dark.

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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #28 on: July 05, 2020, 07:38:34 PM »
Spend time watching and listening to them. The better you recognize their habits the easier they are to hunt. For instance there’s a certain canyon we hunt in September, you cannot beat them in their in the morning, but it’s a play ground in the afternoon. Killed 4 cows and if big bulls were open we would have 6. Learn your quarry they learn you.
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Re: Elk Hunting “Pearls”
« Reply #29 on: July 11, 2020, 07:21:10 PM »
When you find them don't rush to get the shot.  Take your time and get set up.   A solo bull is a lot easier to sneak up on versus an entire herd.   Elk noses are spectacular at finding your scent.   

 


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