Archive for elk hunting

5 Public-Land Elk Hunting Tips

Looking to tag out on public land? Here are five tips from one of the savviest Western hunters that Frank Miniter has worked with.

July 14, 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

Elk Hunting on the Horizon in Virginia?

The last group of Kentucky elk arrives in southwest Virginia this Friday, where a large crowd is expected to gather.

April 08, 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

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

Enchanted Evening

Some gifts from elk country can’t be earned, only absorbed.

September 20, 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

Wounded and Lost

We don’t like to talk about our misses, or worse, our bad hits—but they happen. If it hasn’t happened to you, you probably haven’t hunted much. What does it feel like? Keith Wood explains.

August 06, 2013

It's Time to Plan for the Western Tag Draw

If you're a big-game hunter that dreams of taking a bull elk, mule deer or pronghorn out West, the time to start planning is now.

December 21, 2012

Real World Gear Review

The “No Bullshoot” Gear Report

November 06, 2012

How to Hunt Everyman's Elk

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

October 05, 2012

Elk Hunting in Utah

Utah Elk

May 14, 2012