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.
There is one tip I have learned over the years in hunting whitetails in late season snow. Do not overlook soybeans left standing on the edges of fence rows, woods, creeks, buildings wherever it might be, this is where the deer will be while the food lasts during late season. December/January will pull deer in from some distance away to feed on the easy to get to food.
I killed one of my nicest bucks off of a very small patch of soybeans that was left after rains created a...