Just wandering if anyone has had any luck calling the Elk in yet.I know it's a bit early for alot of bugleing, but its getting close. I know some of the more experienced callers can call them in early. I'm not one of them,, yet
Hi. My name is Jeff and I am new to the site. I understand your frustration with calling! This past weekend I had no luck with calling. Well, I guess I should say that I had great success...with calling in other hunters! But the crazy thing is, last weekend I got a bull screaming at me and called him into 23 yards with no good shot. But this weekend with a forest fire only 3 miles away and helicopters flying overhead all day long, the elk were quiet. Plus there were more hunters on the road. I look for better luck next week with cooler temperatures.
my names Jeff also. somebody told me that the elk were bugling in the morning when it was still cool. i don't know for sure just what i was told. im not a bowhunter yet but i want to take the class so i can get my bowhunting license. guess for now i'll have to wait for rifle season.
Well I just got a call from a friend of mine who has been archery hunting elk his whole life and has some uncanny way of calling them in. He shot a nice 5x5 yesturday. he came in bugleing and very rutted up. They also missed a 6x6 (branch) and couldn't get a shot at another 6x5 they called in to 15 yards, but at least they caught it on film. He has been up hunting for the last five days and said that they turned on sunday afternoon and were going off all over the place, I would guess that a cow or two have gone into estruss in that area(Idaho Panhandle). So apparantly the real exciting part of the season has begun,I'll be out the weekend for sure. Supposed to nice and cool too!
I've been getting some half-hearted responses with cow calling, in that the bulls will bugle at me, but don't seem interested enough to come in. It's a little wierd, but most people around here are saying that. A friend of mine said he and his buddy had one walk in without bugling at all. They were completely unprepared and didn't get a shot off. I've heard of a few guys conecting, though. Next weekend I'm gonna try to get one bugling at me and then try to stalk in instead of trying to call him to me.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...