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281 hunting trips from 80 outfitters starting from $1,150

281 hunts
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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.

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.

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.

Spike Elk Rifle Hunt OTC Tags '2020

Spike Elk Rifle Hunt OTC Tags '2020 United States

Spike tags are available over the counter 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. 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: 3 days

Hunting season: 6 October 2020 18 October 2020

$2,500 for 1 hunter
Manchurian Wapiti hunting

Manchurian Wapiti hunting Russia

The Manchurian wapiti is reddish brown during summer, and brownish gray in winter. It has dark hairs on the neck and dark underparts, followed by a light-colored rump patch. It is smaller than North American elk (Cervus canadensis canadensis) with smaller and stouter antlers. Male deer are wapiti-like with a neck mane, and as mentioned, relatively small wapiti-like antlers. Female deer are more red deer-like and lack neck manes. This deer is the most red deer-like of the wapiti, being adapted to mixed deciduous forest environments in Manchuria, Yakutia, Northern China and North Korea. Like many red deer, adult deer may have some visible spots in their summer coats. Cows weigh 140 to 180 kilograms (310 to 400 lb) and bulls weigh 170 to 250 kilograms (370 to 550 lb).

Trip duration: 7 - 8 days

Hunting season: 1 September 2019 10 October 2019

$4,650 for 1 hunter
Cow Elk Meat Hunt at a Private Ranch

Cow Elk Meat Hunt at a Private Ranch United States

The greatest reservation a hunter has regarding game ranch is the fair chase concept, Most of our animals have lived their whole lives on the property and know its bounderies and hiding places, escape routes and hide in the deep canyons and heavy tree cover. Hunting area consists of pine covered hills and canyons with lots of cover, No state license or permit is required. We will haul game from hunting area to a walking cooler here on the ranch, you have the option from there to have us skin, gut and process the meat, or you may do it yourself breaking it down into your coolers at no charge. Cow Elk hunt possible at $1800.

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 1 September 2019 31 December 2019

$1,800 for 1 hunter
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