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How to Prep for Elk Hunting: Physical Fitness, Mental Toughness, Shooting Skills and Shot Placement

Elk hunting is physically and mentally challenging, but you can minimize these challenges by being fully prepared. Here’s a comprehensive guide to becoming confident in your elk-hunting abilities.

Elk Hunting: The Mental Game

You can shoot a can off a post at 400 yards, you hike 5 miles like it’s a trip to the corner store, but if your conviction calls it quits, you’re done for.

Hour-to-Hour Elk Hunting Tactics

Elk, unlike whitetails, keep a schedule that allows hunting opportunities throughout the day. Here’s a plan for each portion of the day that keeps you one step ahead of the herd this month.

Member's Hunt: The Elk Rifle Goes Elk Hunting

This latest Member's Hunt comes from Arthur J. ‘Bud’ Kenney of Adams, Tenn.

A Week-by-Week Guide to September Elk Hunting

Follow these tips to adjust your strategy weekly to take advantage of pre-rut, breeding and post-rut elk behavior to up your odds of success.

Guns and Gear for Elk Hunting

Contributor Shawn Skipper shares the gear he used on his recent Colorado elk hunt.

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.

Elk Two Ways

Northwestern Colorado is often called The Elk Hunting Capital of the World. Executive Editor Adam Heggenstaller found out why, first hand, earlier this fall.

The Sound and the Hurry

Hearing bugles is what makes elk hunting so grand. But what if you can’t see the bulls?

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.

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