Elk Hunting Tips

Bugling bull elk

One thing for certain is that elk hunting parallels life… and life isn’t fair. Be careful what you ask for, ’cause you just might get it. Here are a few elk hunting tips I’ve learned over the years.

Elk Hunting Tips

  1. You’re probably not as good at elk hunting as you think you are. There’s always room to improve your game.
  2. Once you get to the top, there’s usually something higher.
  3. The “top” is windy, cold and sometimes lonely.
  4. If there’s not a trail, make your own.
  5. If you have a choice, take the high trail.
  6. Sometimes the herd bull is a dink.
  7. Persistence pays off. Put in the time.
  8. Take the “easy” ones when you can. You’ll earn ’em. Trust me.
  9. Easy is a relative term.
  10. Lean on your strengths.
  11. Improve your weaknesses. Be honest.
  12. The smart ones keep their mouth shut. Don’t over call.
  13. Be prepared, and have the right gear.
  14. Shoot Straight.
  15. Don’t shoot too far.
  16. Be aggressive, but know when to back off.
  17. Sometimes it happens when you least expect it.
  18. Get up early. Work hard. Stay late.
  19. Practice your elk calling. It will never make you perfect, but it will make you better.
  20. Your buddy who gets his elk every year isn’t lucky. He’s good. Figure out how he does it.
  21. Sometimes you get what you want and it still stinks.
  22. Sometimes you follow all the rules and you still come up short.
  23. Misunderstanding the word “Persistence” is often the problem.
  24. All lessons learned the hard way. Elk hunting makes you wiser.
  25. When it seems too good to be true it usually is.
  26. The only thing you can count on, is you can’t count on anything.

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