1) Use a powerful setup, large broadhead, and make a broadside shot 2) Arrow-hit elk often walk or run uphill before they drop 3) Flag the spot where you shot, and then any drops of blood 4) Follow to one side of the blood trail 5) Trail slowly A sharp, well-directed arrow is deadly on elk. But that arrow is worthless if you can’t recover the animal after the hit. Elk recovery can be as …
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Setting Up for Elk Hunting Success – In the Zone (Episode 3)View Post
In Episode #11 of E-Scouting for elk, Randy Newberg brings it all together. This video is a “how to” video that explains how to execute your post-rut E-scouting plan on a day-by-day basis.
In Episode #10 of E-Scouting for elk, Randy Newberg shows how he makes his E-scouting plan for the hardest period of all, the post-rut. You will see that onX system is critical for creating this plan. .
In Episode #9 of E-Scouting for elk, Randy Newberg goes through the entire process of creating an E-scouting plan for a pre-rut elk hunt. Randy shows how all the information in prior videos comes together for building this E-scouting plan. Using information explained those prior videos, Randy explains why he is looking for food and water as the primary need, given this is a pre-rut hunt. Randy picks general locations, how he ranks them, and …
Our friends over at Eastman’s Hunting Journals have put together a great compilation working through the Gutless Method for Big Game Animals.
The series of videos walks through removing the backstrap, removing the tenderloins, de-boning the hind quarters, de-boning the front quarters, caping an elk, and removing the head using only a knife!
In Episode #8 of E-Scouting for elk, Randy Newberg talks about the 5 different periods during which we hunt elk. Those seasons are Early Season, Pre Rut, Peak Rut, Post Rut, and Late Season
Learning to replicate elk sounds and having a comprehensive understanding of what elk sounds mean, will help increase your success in the field. Having the ability to create a wide variety of elk sounds your calling can literally set the tone for how the elk react around you. Just because you have not heard bulls fired up and bugling with the frenzy of the rut does not mean that you can’t tell the “story” of …
In 2003, I had the good fortune to kill a Montana bull with a net score of nearly 400. A cow elk had leaped up in front of me and right behind her was a monster bull with the biggest back forks I had ever seen. As he jumped a log and ducked around a tree, I could see six long points on each side, main beams that stretched to his rump, and an impossibly …
5 Ways To Get Out Your ElkView Post
In Episode #7 of E-Scouting for elk, Randy Newberg talks about the needs elk have. Elk have 4 primary needs. They have 3 permanent needs; food, water and sanctuary, and 1 seasonal need; breeding.
Calling and Decoying Elk in TimberView Post
In this episode, Part 6, of E-Scouting for elk, Randy Newberg talks about using boundaries as a form of sanctuary. We’ve already covered sanctuaries as a place elk use for security and survival. Boundaries are a common sanctuary caused by the discomfort hunters feel when hunting boundaries.