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What method do you guys have the most sucess during archery elk season?

Tree stand / saddle
2 (4.3%)
calling, bugle etc...
14 (29.8%)
spot stalk
7 (14.9%)
go in slient / still hunt in known areas that hold elk
16 (34%)
stay home and drink IPAs .
8 (17%)

Total Members Voted: 47

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Offline JasonG

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Western Archery elk methods....?
« on: August 12, 2020, 05:41:30 PM »
Just wanted to see how guys/girls get elk there elk in Western Washington ? From what I have seen in the area I hunt is the herds are pretty educated to calling and actually tend to pack it up and move on. Im terrible at calling so maybe it's to my advantage to not try , just play the wind and understand there travel paths. Got very close last year but I got burned by the wind. This is year number 3 for me. Thanks Jason

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2020, 05:54:21 PM »
I hunt muzzy westside but I use their travel routes in the mornings and evenings

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 07:46:01 PM »
I hunt muzzy westside but I use their travel routes in the mornings and evenings
That seems like a good move!

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2020, 09:43:21 PM »
Archery elk and I will be in a tree stand. Second year doing archery last year I missed a nice bull got way to excited when he was coming in screaming his a** off at me calling and just flat out didnít follow my routine. I like early morning before sun up like an hour before Iíll be in the stand and sit all day!

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2020, 02:07:59 PM »
Only had success still hunting, but getting more and more interested in giving tree stands a shot.

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2020, 04:13:30 PM »
yeah if you know there travel and the wind in the area, I would say a stand could be deadly!

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2020, 04:18:41 PM »
tree stand for me this year

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2020, 06:35:24 PM »
The last bull I killed I was able to call him in. I seem to get more action though when I creep along and still hunt or spot and stalk my areas. Thatís not saying a lot though. 😂

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #8 on: August 13, 2020, 06:56:50 PM »
I have found the spot and stalk method works best for me. I hunt rifle here in Montana, if I were a bow hunter hunting during the rut, I am sure calling would be the biggest factor. But even during the rut, sometimes just spotting elk and getting a play book ready is better then calling. I believe the biggest mistake many make during the rut, is over calling.

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Re: Western Archery elk methods....?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2020, 07:25:31 PM »
Western Washington is all about the gates.
At least where I hunt.
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Find a gate that does not connect to another road system, and hike it.
When you get to the end of a spur, or to a decommissioned section, tighten up your laces and get off the road.
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Follow Creek bottoms, major game trails, etc...
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Almost every hunter out there will walk roads,few leave them because it's thick and nasty, and no room for a shot...
But once you get 50-100 yards from the road, it opens up.
The mountains are calling and I must go."
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