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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 (264)

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.

Rifle Elk Hunt 2x1 '19

Rifle Elk Hunt 2x1 '19 United States

We hunt from an elevation of 4200 feet by small rivers to up over 8000 feet on the Continental Divide. We have some of the best elk and deer habitat in the wilderness, from deep timber, to high country parks, to above the timberline on the divide, all accessed by horseback. In our operation we like taking in smaller groups, from four to six hunters per trip. We will hunt the animal of your choice. We will not pressure you to shoot the first thing you see. We will not pack you out early if you harvest an animal prior to the end of your schedule hunt unless you prefer to have us do so. The time is yours and we stay flexible to try and ensure you have the wilderness experience you want.

Trip duration: 7 days

Trip available on: 23 September 2019 15 November 2019

$9,000 for 2 hunters
2019 Archery Elk  Hunt

2019 Archery Elk Hunt United States

Archery and Rifle Elk hunts are private land hunts. These are spot and stalk hunt from 4x4 or UTV and are 5-7 day hunts. Hunters and guides will stay on the property. Property elevation ranges from 7200-8000 feet. This hunt is for all levels of experience and fitness levels. The elk Hunt area requires 7+ preference points to draw. Please contact us about the Wyoming preference point system.

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 1 September 2019 30 September 2019

$7,250 for 1 hunter
Rifle Elk 2nd Sea, Draw, 0 Pts Unit 11

Rifle Elk 2nd Sea, Draw, 0 Pts Unit 11 United States

We are proud to offer you, some of the best elk hunting in Northwest Colorado in GMU Unit 11 Northwest Colorado (The White River National Forest & Flat Top Wilderness Area) is famous for one of the largest herds of elk in North America. All of our elk hunts is fair chase only. Our Elk Hunting Areas from Deep in the timber to our private land,we try to provide you with superb big game hunting opportunities. Our elk hunt tags are easy to get with two seasons being OTC and two seasons being a draw tag with zero points and even at a second choice. So if your looking for a reasonable price and a respectable hunt, then this is your place. Note: Bull elk licenses are over the counter for 2nd and 3rd seasons. If you were born on or after January 1, 1949, you must have a hunter education card or certificate before applying for or purchasing a license in Colorado. (6 Spots, 5-day hunt)

Trip duration: 5 days

Trip available on: 21 October 2019 25 October 2019

$4,800 for 1 hunter
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