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A Bull Elk’s Secret

Understanding how elk utilize terrain directs you to great ambush sites, but not spooking them is just as important. Here’s how to avoid being detected, and what to do if you are.

Ten Reasons Why You Didn’t Arrow an Elk

Here are the 10 most common mistakes archery elk hunters make, and how you can avoid them.

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.

Hunting Antlerless Elk on Public Land: Why and How

Contributor Aram von Benedikt dives into the why and how of public-land antlerless elk hunting—a more-accessible, yet similarly rewarding sister activity to pursuing backcountry bulls.

How to Unlock Overlooked Elk Country

Thanks to changes in elk behavior due to land use, development, human encroachment and more, the elk we hunt today do not behave as the species did in our granddaddies’ days. Here’s how to zero in on modern habitat where elk seek refuge, and how to hunt it.

10 Reasons Why You Will Fail to Kill a Bull Elk This Season

Success rates in general elk units hover in the teens. Such a dismal success rate may be disheartening, but committing any number of cardinal sins can feel even worse. Here’s what not to do to tag a bull this fall.

Where's the Bull?

Even in the very best elk country, locating a bull to hunt can be time consuming and downright frustrating.

How to Find the Secret Spots Bull Elk Love

It's no secret elk love to hide in places few humans wish to venture. But those are exactly the kinds of spots you should hunt—and they can be found by focusing on these five terrain features.

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.

4 Tips for Hunting Bachelor Bull Elk

Here are four tips for hunting big bachelor bulls after the rut from finding where they are, to taking up their track and making a final approach.

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