How to Prepare for an Elk Hunt
Before you even get to your destination, you need to prepare for your elk hunt. Scott Hatch from Three Forks Ranch in Colorado advises first-time elk hunters to get in shape. You need to get physically fit well in advance of your hunt. Once you get there, you will need to get acclimated to the al...
Calling Elk Early Season v Rut
How do you decide when to bugle and when to cow call? Early season, start with cow chirps and cow calling subtly. If there isn’t much response, move to a locate bugle. During the rut, it’s more of a conversation. You want to interact with the bull but not over-call and sound desperate. Cow elk ha...
Bowhunting v. Rifle Hunting for Elk
A bow cannot cover as much ground as a rifle. Therefore, bowhunting requires the hunter to get in close. When you set up to bowhunt elk, put the hunter between the elk and the caller. Rifle hunting allows you to hang back and glass a mountain to find the elk and then move in a little closer to ma...
Morning v. Evening Elk Hunting
It’s a matter of preference, typically, but there are things to consider when choosing a time of day to hunt elk. Morning hunts give you more time to get the elk packed out, take pictures with your trophy and just enjoy the moment. Evening hunts feel more rushed, because you want to get back to c...
How To Age An Elk
Scott Hatch has been chasing elk for years, and he ages elk by their antlers, body size and shape, and head position. The bigger and heavier the antlers, the more mature the bull elk. Mature bulls also have a swayback in the lower neck, a bigger hump and a lower head. If it looks like a big yello...
6 Afternoon Elk Hunting Tips
Early season elk hunting can be hot in the afternoon and early evening. Look for water because that’s where elk will be headed. It gets dark quickly, so don’t be afraid to move. Head to water, pay attention to the wind, call, move if necessary, be aware of losing light, and rely on previous exper...
Applying for a Public Land Tag • Mossy Oak University
3 Ways to Prepare for an Elk Hunt • Mossy Oak University
How to Quickly Judge a Bull's Age • Mossy Oak University
Calling Tactics for Working a Herd Bull • Mossy Oak University
DIY vs Guided Elk Hunting • Mossy Oak University
Morning vs Evening Elk Hunting • Mossy Oak University
Feeding Habits of Elk • Mossy Oak Univeristy
The Elk Rut • Mossy Oak Univeristy
Tips and Tactics for Hunting the Elk Rut • Mossy Oak Univeristy
Using Elk Calls • Mossy Oak Univeristy
How to Use a Cow Elk Call • Mossy Oak Univeristy
How to Use an Elk Bugle • Mossy Oak Univeristy
Understanding Wind and Thermals • Mossy Oak Univeristy
DIY vs Guided Elk Hunting • Mossy Oak Univeristy
Choosing the Right Boots for Elk Hunting • Mossy Oak Univeristy
Preferred Rifle Caliber for Elk Hunting • Mossy Oak Univeristy
DIY Hunting VS Outfitters in New Mexico
Joseph Graham, of Graham’s Guide Service, talks about DIY elk hunting in NM.
How to Apply in New Mexico
Joseph Graham, of Graham’s Guide Service, tells how non-residents can apply to hunt in NM.