Elk Hunting for Youth

Elk Hunting for Youth

Elk Hunting for Youth   Have you considered taking a young person on an elk hunt?   It can be a great experience, but here are some things to think about. It was frustrating.  My son and I spent the first two days of his 5 day youth elk hunt in a location with no...
Elk Camp

Elk Camp

Elk Camp Are you putting off planning an elk hunt because you don’t have an outfitter’s gear? This article explores many of the options available to have a comfortable elk camp. The bacon was sizzling on the griddle when I heard the truck driving up the...
Elk Hunting for Seniors

Elk Hunting for Seniors

Elk Hunting for Seniors Do you feel like you are too old for adventure? Don’t give up until you consider these 7 tips to plan your hunt. “Where are we going?”  My father asked this logical question as I turned the truck around.  Instead of driving back toward...
Rattlesnakes and Hunting

Rattlesnakes and Hunting

Rattlesnakes and Hunting Are You Prepared? Rattlesnakes and hunting don’t mix!  I think we can all agree on that.  Does fear of encountering a rattlesnake prevent you from planning an elk hunting trip?  How can you be prepared for rattlesnakes on your elk...
Elk Hunting Scent Control Products

Elk Hunting Scent Control Products

Elk Hunting Scent Control Products Are they effective? Should you use them? Elk Hunting Scent Control Products is Part 2 of a two part series on scent control for elk hunting.  Check out Part 1 of the series here. I saw movement in the opening on the side of the...
Scent Control Tactics for Elk Hunting

Scent Control Tactics for Elk Hunting

What are the best scent control tactics for elk hunting? Today’s blog is Part 1 of a two part series addressing this question. All was going as planned.  I had driven to a ridge top that was part of the Continental Divide.  Making my way in the dark, I walked down...
Favorite Elk Calls

Favorite Elk Calls

What is your favorite of all elk calls?  Do you have one?  In today’s blog, I’ll explore some of the different elk calls and why I have developed a favorite. I looked at the clock on the tent floor next to my sleeping bag.  12:08 A.M.  The sound that woke me up was...
Locating Elk

Locating Elk

Locating elk can often be a challenge.  Here are some of my observations and tips for finding them.   “Is that elk?” I asked my wife to confirm what I was hearing.  We were setting up our tent to begin a scouting trip.  My first archery elk hunt was 2 weeks away, and...
Elk Tactics – Patience is a Virtue, Or Not?

Elk Tactics – Patience is a Virtue, Or Not?

Patience is a virtue, so they say.  But is it one of your elk tactics?  Should it be? The early morning light reflected the bull’s respectable antlers as he followed his cows. They were climbing the ridge from the canyon bottom where they had fed all night.  I had...
Life Happens – Ups and Downs of an Elk Hunter

Life Happens – Ups and Downs of an Elk Hunter

A friend and I were recently comparing notes about the elk hunting applications we had recently submitted.  That reminded him of my website and he asked if I had been working on it.  I had to admit that it had been well over a year since I had submitted a blog post or...