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Where to hunt Elk

The North American Elk are gradually reclaiming their historical habitat across America, but so far most elk hunting is done in the Rocky Mountain states from Arizona and New Mexico to Idaho and Montana, and the Canadian provinces of BC and Alberta. You can also hunt elk in New Zealand, where it was introduced along with other species of deer, or its next of kin, the Siberian Wapiti, in Russia and Kazakhstan.

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Price distribution

Depending on location and trip length, most cow elk hunts are in $1,000-$2,000 range, and a 5-day trophy bull elk hunt will set you back around $5,000 and up. Note that some elk hunting trips are self-guided, where the outfitter only takes you out in the wilderness, sets camp, etc., while other offers do not include the tag.

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Tags, Licenses and Rules

Most elk tags are distributed by random draw. However, there are options to buy elk tags over the counter, including landowner's tags. Many outfitters use these options, and if you haven't been lucky with the draw, chances are you can still find an outfitted elk hunt with tags included. Some states set minimum limits to the number of points the bull must have before it can be legally harvested.

June 22, 2017 Elk Tags Over the Counter

When to hunt Elk?

The best time to hunt a trophy bull elk is during the rut, when the bulls challenge each other for dominance. The rut takes place in September and October in most areas, and this is usually considered the best time. Cold weather works better for elk hunting, because the bulls bugle more readily and the animals are more active in general, besides, it's easier to preserve the valuable meat. However, archery seasons may start as early as mid-August, and in many places the season doesn't end until December.

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Hunting methods All hunting methods (10)

A typical elk hunt takes place well out in the wilderness, and often implies living in a tent camp and riding horses in the true Western style. Trophy bulls are usually taken during the rut, when dominant bulls gather large harems of cows, and guard them against competing bulls. The best elk guides typically combine stalking with calling, using both bull bugle and cow calls to attract a dominant bulls. Cow hunts are usually a classic stalk. A hunter with archery or other short-range gear may also hunt elk from a ground or tree stand, usually over a waterhole.

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Why hunt Elk? All hunts (281)

Elk hunting is not only an exciting and challenging pursuit, but a great opportunity to experience striking landscapes and immerse into romantic atmosphere of the American West. The sound of the bull’s bugle will raise the hair on your back, and the sight of the Monarch of the Woods, breathing clouds of smoke into cristal clear mountain air will remain with you forever. Powerful antlers of the bull will foster lasting memories of your adventure. Last but not the least, elk meat is not only delicious, but one of the healthiest on this planet, with lower fat and cholesterol than supermarket chicken.

6 Day Antelope /Elk 1x1 (area 7) '19

6 Day Antelope /Elk 1x1 (area 7) '19 United States

The hunt includes accommodations and transportation during your hunt, with meals, trophy and meat care also included. Your hunt price is for one guide for two hunters, one on one hunts can be arranged in advance. Please note that this hunt requires draw license in Wyoming, please contact for exact drawing odds.

Trip duration: 6 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2019 31 October 2019

$7,000 for 1 hunter
Elk Archery 1x1 Hunt

Elk Archery 1x1 Hunt Canada

Our Guide area lies in the beautiful Valley located between the Canadian Rockies and the Caribou Mountain Ranges. The diversity of terrain makes for excellent habitat. Elevations ranging from 2200’ to 10,000’+, provide our Elk herds with everything they need to flourish. The Elk began to inhabit the area well over a decade ago, however, until 2003, they were never hunted here. The Elk Populations in our area are very strong. We are limited to a minimum of 5x6 in antler size which has greatly assisted in some massive Trophies. Available Sept 1 - Sept 9 +$1500 Harvest Fee

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2019 9 September 2019

$6,500 for 1 hunter
1x1 Elk  Muzzleloader Hunt Ltd. Entry

1x1 Elk Muzzleloader Hunt Ltd. Entry United States

Southern Utah offers several excellent limited entry deer units which produce world class deer each year. Tags must be drawn or purchased. A few landowner and conservation tags are available each year. The hunting methods we use are spot & stalk, still hunting, and blinds or tree-stands. The quality in these limited entry units is very good, and you can expect to see a good number of mature bucks. Application Dates Opens January 25 Deadline March 1 Results are available on May 31 All hunts take place on public land and you will have to apply for a permit. Auction tags available. If you are interested in an auction tag please contact us Additional days $400 a day Additional guests $100 a day.

Trip duration: 9 days

Trip available on: 26 September 2019 4 October 2019

$4,000 for 1 hunter
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