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elk cow hunting

November 20,2010 will be my first elk hunt ever. And having a cow tag I was wondering since it will be after the rut,do I need any kind of cow call? Or will a cow call only bring in bull's? What type if any should I use? Any and all help and advice is appreciated.

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Cows will chirp and bark all

Cows will chirp and bark all year long but if you have never done it before don't worry about calling.  Doing it wrong will just spook them.

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elk call

Thank you for your information.I'm almost packed now to go hunt on my nov 20 hunt.I'm excited and cant wait.Its on horse back, sleeping in a large wall tent,eating cowboy breakfast ,lunch and dinner  cooked in the cast iron pots over a fire outside. Thank you for the tip!

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Good luck.  We'll be looking

Good luck.  We'll be looking for the report.

 

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Cows are not going to come to

Cows are not going to come to a cow call.  But I sometimes use it to stop elk that are moving through an area. It sometimes will cause them to stop and look back.  Giving you a couple of seconds to make the shot.

I've also used it to cover my noise. If I step on twig or dislodge a rock during a sneek. I can cow call and it sometimes settles nervous elk.

During November the leaves are gone, usually some snow on the ground. Elk stand out like a sore thumb on a snow covered hillside. You can usually spot them a long ways off and then its up to you to sneek in close enough for a shot with 100 eyeballs looking for you.

I think Elk hunting means Horses. Its just part of my fall experience to spend the days on the mountain with the horses enjoying the mountain.  Its a vital part of the experience for me. You will have fun.

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I'll keep ya posted and have pic's after thanksgiving, I hope!

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