Advanced Tactics for Archery Elk Hunting

Elk calling

Learn how to hunt mature, age class elk and ambushing strategies.

If you haven’t bow hunted for elk yet, beware of the Archery Elk Flu…. it is a growing epidemic sweeping the West!

Advanced Archery Elk Hunting Tactics

  • Get away from people.
  • At the end of the day the wind is key to everything “elk”.
  • Mature bulls bugle regularly all day.
  • Know the area you’re hunting intimately.
  • Some hunters feel that bedding area is sacred and not to be messed with. Bold hunters will get on the same elevation and sneak in on a bull in his bed if the wind is right.
  • Chasing a bull is a waste of time. Be patient, they aren’t going anywhere…. unless you are hunting agricultural area or there is a lot of pressure.
  • Every bull will come in screaming if you hit him at the right time.
  • Hunt scent. When you smell a bull, get your bird dog on.
  • Be ready for any and every opportunity.
  • Be set up prior to any calling settings. Check lanes so you don’t get caught with your pants down.
  • Bugle to find bulls as opposed to cow calling.
  • Match your bugle to the class of bull you are targeting.
  • Listen to the OI Podcast to learn how Russ Meyer handles it when multiple bulls are coming in at once.
  • When you get close, use the “far away bugle”.
  • Stop calling once they get so close that you’re going to get caught (if you are solo hunting).
  • Learn how to ambush elk.
  • Nothing will replace time in the field.
  • There are some very affordable, high success guided archery elk hunts out there.
  • Hopefully, now you’ll need to learn patience so that you can wait on your taxidermist.

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