Category Archives: Elk Hunting

How to Draw Out the Elk Herd Bull

How to Draw Out the Elk Herd Bull

Elk hunting is one of the most challenging forms of hunting for a variety of reasons. From hiking for miles to track elk down to taking your best shot at one when you finally get it into your sights, there is nothing easy about bagging an elk. But you could argue that the most difficult part might be drawing out the elk herd bull. Getting the elk herd bull to step outside of its comfort zone can be tricky and doesn’t happen very often for hunters. Here are a few ways you might be able to do it.

Use elk calls with help from a partner.

If you’re hunting elk with a partner, you might be able to team up to use elk calls to your advantage. Position your partner about 100 yards away from the elk in a place where the elk herd bull won’t have any chance of spotting them and have them make elk calls. In some instances, elk herd bulls will react to these calls and step out. From there, you can also utilize your own calls to keep the elk herd bull’s attention.

Make other sounds that are as natural as possible.

While elk calls tend to be the most effective sounds that you can direct at elk herd bulls, there might be some other sounds that you can use to rouse an elk herd bull. There are some elk hunters who will use the simple snapping of a twig if they’re close enough to get an elk herd bull’s attention. There are others who will beat on brush or hit trees with branches from further distances. The goal should be to create natural sounds that will pique an elk herd bull’s interest.

Set out special scents.

You never want an elk herd bull to pick up on your scent. That’s one way to ruin an elk hunting adventure. But there are some other scents you can set out to get an elk herd bull interested. Buck scent and cow urine are a couple of good scents to try when you want to draw an elk herd bull out.

You can try all these techniques and still not draw an elk herd bull out. It’s part of what makes elk hunting so challenging. Samuelson Outfitters can talk to you about other techniques that might work and provide you with an unforgettable deer and elk hunting experience in Colorado. Call us at 970-726-8221 today to set up a hunting trip with us.

Keep These Things in Mind When Hunting Elk With a Rifle

Keep These Things in Mind When Hunting Elk With a Rifle

Hunting for elk during rifle season is one of the most exciting things a hunter can do. Although elk are known for their robust physiques, it’s not always easy to track them down and give yourself a shot to bag one. Check out some tips that will increase your chances of filling your freezer withContinue Reading

The Long History of Elk in Colorado

The Long History of Elk in Colorado

There are more elk living in Colorado at this time than in any other part of North America. There are almost 300,000 elk in the state, which has forced both state and federal wildlife officials to take drastic measures to keep the elk population in Colorado in check. Nevertheless, it wasn’t always this way. ElkContinue Reading

How Big Game Hunting in Colorado Helps the State’s Economy

How Big Game Hunting in Colorado Helps the State’s Economy

In recent months, there has been a lot of talk about how the marijuana industry has provided Colorado’s economy with a big boost. It has reportedly helped the state rake in about $6 billion so far. But it’s not the only industry that is helping Colorado’s economy to grow. Big game hunting is also havingContinue Reading

Surprising Things You May Not Know About Elk Hunting

Surprising Things You May Not Know About Elk Hunting

Do you want to increase your chances of bagging an elk the next time you go hunting for them? One of the best ways to do it is by learning as much as you possibly can about elk. It’ll give you an advantage when you go on your next elk hunting adventure. Here are aContinue Reading

Factors that Affect Late Season Elk Hunts in Colorado

What are some factors to consider when doing late season elk hunts in Colorado? Lower Altitudes Typically, late season hunts are done at lower altitudes. If there’s snow on the ground, it helps with tracking animals. And, because of the season, you just might see migrating animals pass before you as they’re “on the move,”Continue Reading

Archery Hunting Tips When Shooting for Elk

Archery Hunting Tips When Shooting for Elk

Are you looking for archery elk hunting tips? If so, you’ve come to the right place. Bow Set Up First, consider your bow set up. While deer hunting bows work well for archery elk hunters, you can adjust your bow to make it work even better to get elk. For instance, go for heavier broadheads–Continue Reading

The Differences Between Deer and Elk Hunting

The Differences Between Deer and Elk Hunting

Most people are more familiar with deer than elk. Deer are the hoofed ruminant mammals forming the family Cervidae. There are two main groups– the Cervinae (which includes the fallow deer as well as elk) and the Capreolinae (which includes reindeer and the moose). Deer Vs. Elk Hunting So elk are a form of deer.Continue Reading

Elk is Tasty and Nutritious

There are many people who don’t get the opportunity to eat elk meat in their everyday lives, and that’s a real shame when you consider all of the health benefits that come along with eating it. Elk meat is loaded with protein, which is one of the biggest reasons why more people should eat it.Continue Reading

Common Mistakes Made By Elk Hunters

What are some mistakes people make when hunting elk? For starters, hunters tend to look far off in the distance for elk while ignoring the area nearest them. You never know when an elk might be close by. Loud talkers do not do well as hunters. If you’re hunting elk, you’ll want to whisper withContinue Reading