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Old 05-27-2022, 04:34 AM   #1
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Default 21+ First Time Elk Hunting Tips from Experts

If you're getting started on an elk hunting trip, you might look for someone who can point you in the right direction.

So I decided to ask 21+ experts the same question: "For first-time elk hunters, what should we prepare to increase the chance of success?"

Hopefully, these first-time elk hunting tips below can help you fill your tags. Here they are:
  • Finding elk is 90% of the battle
  • Knowledge
  • Hunting where elk are is number one
  • Absolutely relentless in finding elk
  • Make sure your broadhead will finish the job
  • Keep positive (never give up) mindset
  • Practice a lot and be in a good shape
  • Know your rifle, load and train to employ it quickly out to 300 yards
  • Use a spotting scope more than boot leather
  • Use a hunting consultant/booking agent
  • Starts with planning
  • Know which way the wind is blowing
  • Know the terrain
  • Get in Shape
  • Using applications to create opportunities to huntů

Source: https://archerytopic.com/first-time-elk-hunting-tips/
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Old 05-27-2022, 06:16 AM   #2
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Curious how many elk the Archery Topic author has killed. I agree with get in shape and stay relentless. It definitely ain't chasing whitetails.
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Old 05-27-2022, 06:28 AM   #3
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Know your rifle? Elk are made to bow hunt!
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Old 05-27-2022, 06:34 AM   #4
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Know your rifle? Elk are made to bow hunt!
x2! when i can't bow hunt them i will shoot them with a camera
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Old 05-27-2022, 07:31 AM   #5
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Know your rifle? Elk are made to bow hunt!
Shhh, don't tell the rifle people how much better archery season is. Already too many of us as it stands now!
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Old 05-27-2022, 08:36 AM   #6
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That’s all good info!! I’m no expert but I would add Thales care of your feet, make sure you boots are broke in. In the mountains if your feet are done, your done!
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Old 05-27-2022, 08:38 AM   #7
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I think get in shape is #1. No matter how in shape you think you are, the altitude will do a number on you.
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Old 05-31-2022, 08:46 AM   #8
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Sorry but no spotting scope for elk hunting for us, good binos that you can see well in timber are a better choice than a spotter.
And "a hunting consultant booking agent", give me a break.
Study the draw odds and apply.

Better add, research altitude sickness and be prepared.

Didn't see anything about good fitting boots and a pack for packing out quarters.
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