Archive for elk

The Facts About Public-Land Elk

Sure, whitetails hide like rabbits when hunting pressure gets heavy, but they say when you bump elk they’ll walk right over the mountaintop. The thing is new studies show that to be true, but not necessarily.

August 12, 2014

Bullets for Elk

Use a premium, controlled-expansion bullet for large game like elk.

April 22, 2014

Long Shots: Elk Hunting and Elk Shoulder Mounts

The desire to display an elk shoulder mount and finding space to do it is miles apart.

April 11, 2014

Video: The Little Elk That Could

Elk can thrive in some of the roughest back country habitats our country offers—so one getting defeated by a relatively small fence would have to represent the height of embarrassment.

April 09, 2014

The Elk of Utah

Elk don't have a habit of making things easy on hunters, and the herds prowling of the hills in and around Coalville, Utah, were no different last November when Associate Online Editor Shawn Skipper joined Federal Premium Ammunition for a hunt hosted by R&K Hunting Co. Snow, wind and rough terrain awaited—but, fortunately, so did a few bulls. Get a closer look at the trip with this gallery.

January 10, 2014

The Best of the WSMs

Which cartridge is the best of the WSMs? Dave Campbell has his answer.

December 19, 2013

Cats, Crashes and More on a Colorado Elk Hunt

Elk are among North America’s greatest game animals, leaving Shawn Skipper a bit excited when he joined Weatherby on his first-ever elk hunt. As luck would have it, five days of chasing what proved to be ever-elusive bulls over the mountainous terrain of central Colorado yielded no harvest. Though unsuccessful, he came back with plenty of stories to tell.

December 04, 2013

This Elk is Ready for His Close-Up

A photographer recently had a close-encounter with a young elk in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and brought back video of the incident.

November 15, 2013

Elk Hunting

If you were asked to define elk hunting to someone who had never been exposed to it, how would you do it?

October 24, 2013

How to Tag a Bull Elk on Public Land

Sure, odds are best on private holdings and limited-entry units. But you can tag a bull elk on public land—here’s how.

September 05, 2013

RMEF Grants Support Alaska Elk Research and Hunting Heritage

The 2013 grants provided by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation total $41,550, helping communities across Alaska.

September 03, 2013

What Makes a "Good" Bull?

That can be a tough question, but Editorial Director John Zent knows one thing that matters is if you’re looking up or down the mountain.

August 15, 2013

From the Cookbook: Wild Game Enchiladas

This wild game mix-up of a Mexican classic is a great choice for the family that calls for venison, antelope, or elk.

January 07, 2013

How to Hunt Everyman's Elk

Trophy-bull tactics could lead to missed opportunities when the quarry is any legal bull.

October 05, 2012