Stories from the trail

Stories from the trail

September 2012 On this particular hunt there were four of us archery elk hunting in Colorado (Jon ,Brett, Toby , and myself). This was a Flat Tops Wilderness hunt so we used an outfitter to get us nine miles in, which included an elevation gain of 2100 feet. This is a horseback ride that takes about five hours. The outfitter (Bruce) and his wrangler (Greg) just love to pack us in for this hunt because we make it as easy…

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Elk Hunters Workout

Elk Hunters Workout

The most important piece of equipment you take to the elk mountains is yourself. A lot more elk hunts end early, due to exhaustion, than necessary. Even a little preparation can go a long way. To be a successful elk hunter, the first thing you need to be able to do is, get to the places elk call home. In the early parts of archery season that usually means higher elevation. That’s where the bulls spend the summer to escape…

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STATES WITH OVER THE COUNTER ELK TAGS

STATES WITH OVER THE COUNTER ELK TAGS

One of my elk hunting buddies and myself started planning an over the counter hunt in June. When it was time to leave in November, there were six of us going. Being able to add people to the hunt, right up to the time to leave, is only one good reason to buy over the counter tags. We went to Colorado that year, but there are other state’s with over the counter elk tags. I want to talk about some…

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AFFORDABLE ELK HUNTING

AFFORDABLE ELK HUNTING

When someone mentions elk hunting we think of outfitters, wall tents,  long horse back rides, solitude in the back country with no cell service, and little contact with the outside world. Of course that is the ultimate  elk hunting experience, but its not the only way to get the most out of a hunting trip. Today I want to talk about ways to create an affordable elk hunting adventure. DIY ELK HUNT One of the most effective ways to save…

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ARCHERY ELK HUNTING CHECKLIST

ARCHERY ELK HUNTING CHECKLIST

Everytime we plan a vacation or business trip we run the risk of forgetting something. A hunting trip can be no different in fact here at nonresident elk hunter we know that a wilderness hunting adventure is even more important. Gear lists are living ever evolving entities that differ from hunt to hunt. Today we are going to focus on our archery elk hunting checklist.   Your backpack is the foundation you are going to be building your system on,…

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Archery elk target – improve accuracy and distance

Archery elk target – improve accuracy and distance

A good way to keep your archery skills honed to perfection is to go to 3D shoots during the off-season. There you can shoot at archery elk targets that are more realistic than just paper targets. There will be a lot of different species represented by these targets and it is a great setting for a little competition among hunting partners. Below are some of my suggestions to help you improve your archery skills. ARCHERY EQUIPMENT TUNING When you get…

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