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How to Stalk Bull Elk in Seemingly Inaccessible Terrain

The bulls we seek increasingly reside in nosebleed seats deemed inaccessible or so low and surrounded by development we just can’t imagine ways to stalk them. Here’s how to hunt them in either locale.

Why You Should Hunt Low-Odds Elk Units

Don’t ignore elk locales that offer low odds of success. You’ll find the hunting pressure in them is nil, and when you do find elk, you can usually kill them.

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.

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.

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.

Use Closed Forest Service Roads to Hunt for Elk

United States Forest Service lands hold more than 400,000 miles of roads, many of which are closed to motorized access. But they aren't closed to hunters afoot. Learn to use them to access elk habitat.

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.

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.

Tips and Tactics for Late-Season Cow Elk

Reasonable draw odds, high success rates and filling the freezer with tender, tasty meat makes cow elk hunting a great option. Here are some tips and tactics for hunting them in the late season.

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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