Elk do not pattern quite as easy as mule deer. However, elk will use the feeding areas much of the time just as the mule deer do. Elk seem to enjoy the alfalfa fields and oak brush thicket. During the late bugling season, herds will show up by the hundreds at times. Your guide will choose the best location and wind directions for your best chance at your bull.
Elk Hunting Tips
- Wind direction and scent elimination is very important. Elk are very sensitive to human smell. They do not mind human activity such as tractors, trucks, and other ranch life, but human scent in their safety zones is definitely a deal breaker. Also be sure to stay out of elk bedding areas.
- After you have fired on an elk, stay still. Because of the terrain, your shot will reverberate around, making it difficult to pinpoint you. The elk will run, but probably downhill. If you make a lot of noise afterwards, it will run in the opposite direction of you.
- Our experienced guides will take you in a 4x4 vehicle to our land. From there though, you will have to travel by foot. Proper footwear and boots suited for travel is imperative.