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Surprising Things You May Not Know About Elk Hunting

Surprising Things You May Not Know About Elk Hunting

Surprising Facts about Elk HuntingDo 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 a few things that you may not have known about elk before.

Elk are one of the largest deer species on the planet.

Many hunters love going elk hunting because it provides them with an opportunity to hunt for some of the largest deer on the face of the earth. There are some elk that can grow to be more than 700 pounds, which makes elk one of the biggest deer spies in the entire world. You must get up close to one to really appreciate their robust size.

Elk can run a lot faster and jump a lot higher than you might think.

Elk might be some of the biggest animals you’ll ever lay eyes on, but don’t let their size fool you. Despite their massive weight, full-grown elk can sometimes run more than 40 miles per hour, which is faster than some horses. There are also some elk that can jump upwards of eight feet up in the air.

Elk love rubbing their antlers up against trees.

When you’re hunting for elk, you’re obviously going to want to keep your eyes peeled for them. However, you should also look for signs of them while you’re walking around in the wild. Specifically, you should look out for trees that elk have rubbed their antlers up against. Many male elk do this to try and impress the females and to make their antlers look more attractive.

If you want to see some elk up close for yourself, go deer and elk hunting with Samuelson Outfitters. We can take you out on a hunt and lead the way as you see what elk hunting is all about. Call us at 970-726-8221 to plan an elk hunting expedition.

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

Evidence Shows Hunting in Colorado Helps Our State

Evidence Shows Hunting in Colorado Helps Our State

Whether you’ve been hunting in Colorado for years or you’re just getting started, you may not realize all of the ways the activity actually benefits the state itself. Hunting can be an incredibly rewarding experience, especially when you become skilled at it! In addition to all of the person benefits of hunting, the following areContinue Reading

Elk Meat has Many Health Benefits

Elk Meat has Many Health Benefits

We’re here to tell you why elk meat may be one of the best kept secrets when it comes to healthy options for people want to enjoy a steak every now and then. Even if you’ve been eating elk meat for years because you love the taste you may not be aware of some ofContinue Reading

Why Colorado Is One of the Top Places to Hunt in America

Why Colorado Is One of the Top Places to Hunt in America

There are many great spots to hunt in America. Whether you live on the east coast or the west coast, there are always spots to go that are full of game, land, and opportunity, but none are as good as Colorado. Yeah, yeah, we know – we might be biased, since we’re based in ColoradoContinue Reading

The Unique Thrills of Elk Hunting

Hunting is steeped more in human tradition than perhaps any other sport. In fact, some would take that statement a step further to say that hunting is a part of human nature. For that reason, we feel an immense amount of satisfaction when partaking in the excitement of hunting season—especially if we’re particularly successful. ButContinue Reading