Archive for elk

All About Ungulates

By Bob Robb

The most popular big game animals hunted in North America—deer and elk—belong to a group of animals classified as “ungulates.” Ungulate comes from the Latin word for "hoof", and since all ungulates have hooves, it’s quite appropriate. For a long time this extremely large group was considered by scientists as one order, but today "ungulates" refers to two distinct orders, Artiodactyla and Perissodactyla. They are separated by the number of toes each member of the group has. Animals in the order Artiodactyla, which includes elk, deer, bison, pronghorn, and the peccaries) have an even number of toes. On the other hand, animals in the order Perissodactyls, which includes horses and elephants, have an odd number of toes.

October 03, 2012

Hunt Elk, Win A Weatherby From NRA Outdoors

NRA Outdoors is offering a Wyoming elk hunt and shooting competition—and the winner will claim a new Weatherby rifle.

August 30, 2012

Find More Elk

If you have a hunting buddy, divide up promising territory, then share what you each found back at camp—doing so will double your chances of locating elk pockets.

September 07, 2011

When to Hunt: Bull Elk Before and After the Rut

Bowhunters who concentrate only on the peak of the rut pass up some of the best elk hunting of the season.

July 20, 2011

Game Meat Stolen from Locker

Burglars broke the hinges off of a side door at a Idaho meat locker where they stole two quartered elks and a moose.

October 25, 2010

Elkstravaganza Roundup

AmericanHunter.org begins our second annual celebration of elk season with a photo contest and more.

September 03, 2010

RMEF's 2010 Elk Hunting Forecast

Ever wonder how your state stacked up in the overall elk hunting picture? Our interactive elk map has the answers.

August 30, 2010

How to Speak Elk

The bottom line for elk calling is to be flexible—if what you’re doing isn’t working, try something else.

August 30, 2010

“Enough Gun” Elk Cartridges

Bryce Towsely explores elk cartridges that are going to give you an edge in elk hunting. This—you can be sure—is not an article about “adequate” elk cartridges.

August 30, 2010

Field-Judging Big Game

Accurately field-judging the trophy quality, or in some cases legality, of big game is an essential outdoor skill.

September 16, 2009

2009 Elk Forecast: Western U.S. Part II

The wild West is an elk hunter's dream.

September 03, 2009

2009 Elk Forecast: Western U.S.

The wild west is an elk hunter's dream.

September 03, 2009

2009 Elk Forecast: Southwest U.S.

Every state in this sizzling region offers up a sizeable elk herd.

September 03, 2009

2009 Elk Forecast: Midwest U.S.

There are certainly no shortages of options to take a bull in the Midwest.

September 03, 2009

2009 Elk Forecast: Southeast U.S.

With a population of 10,000, Tennessee is probably your best bet for a southeastern elk.

September 03, 2009