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Backcountry Hunting Podcast

Nov 1, 2019


Challenges of late-season elk hunting

  • Bulls are solitary and hard to find
  • Antlers are often broken
  • Extreme cold can be a major factor
  • Elk are pressured and spooky
  • Wintering grounds often present public/private land conflicts
  • Shooting in extreme cold is always difficult

Techniques that work: 

  • Glassing. How to find the best vantage points, how to choose optics
  • Hunting elk mentally. Think like a wise, exhausted old bull. 
  • Tracking in snow. Methods for big herds vs. solitary old bulls
  • Ambushing. Patterning, setting up, and moving on late-season elk