Archive for elk

Rifle Hunting the Bugle in Northwest Colorado

With the bulls bugling and the aspens at their golden height, where else would you rather be than the "Elk Hunting Capital of the World" with an elk tag in your pocket? Digital Managing Editor Justin McDaniel found himself in that enviable position in late September as he headed to the mountains northeast of Craig, Colo., for his first elk hunt.

October 21, 2014

Member's Hunt: Big Country, Big Bore and a Big Ol’ Bull

Inspired by a recent American Hunter magazine piece, NRA member Dr. Stephen H. Corwin shares the story of his recent handgun elk hunt.

October 16, 2014

Out Of the Hole

Battling bad luck, a broken truck and the flu, the author relies on sheer grit when chasing elk up and down a foreboding Utah landscape.

October 01, 2014

A Pair to Draw 2

At the end of every rainbow there is said to be a pot of gold. Sometimes, that pot holds a pair of bang-bang bull elk.

September 12, 2014

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