Elk hunting

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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.

22 Jun 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.


Hunting methods All hunting methods (13)

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?

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.

Guided Cow Elk hunts Group Discount!

Guided Cow Elk hunts Group Discount! United States

This pricing is only valid on groups of 3-6. Specializing in Elk/Mule Deer/ Bear/ Antelope and Turkey there is always something for everyone. Not only can we provide a trophy hunt on a budget but years of experiance to put you in the right spot for an oppritunity to harvest year after year. We have hunts for disability or mobility impaired hunters, Youth hunters, and your DIY guys. Although the majority of our hunts are semi guided feel free to call us and see what best fits for you. Bear can be added onto this hunt for $950.00 National Forest hunt prices differ, please inquire for details if interested.

Trip duration: 4 days

Hunting season: 18 Nov 2020 30 Nov 2020

Package price $2,000 for 4 days, 1 hunter
Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt  (1x1) '20

Rocky Mountain Elk Hunt (1x1) '20 Canada

We have a very healthy elk population with many small herds. Our gene pool provides very heavy horned animals. We have a six point restriction and take exceptional 350 to 370 point bulls throughout the season. We hunt the bugle season throughout the valley bottoms and high country. Our season runs Sept. 10th - Oct. 20th. Deer or bear can be added to this hunt. Elk bow hunts are available Sept. 1st through 10th.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 20 Oct 2020

Package price $8,500 for 6 days, 1 hunter
Maral Stag (Wapiti) hunt on the rut

Maral Stag (Wapiti) hunt on the rut Russia

10 days of hunt / 12 days of stay *day arrival/day departure =1 day It is true sport hunting in mountain taiga, a lot of hiking and overnights in winter huts or in tents. The hunting is carried out during the rut season, when maral stags roar calling the rivals to fight for females. That is how this extremely cautious animal reveals itself. Experienced hunter can call the animal to the distance available for a good shot. Normally the peak of the rut season is the last ten-day period of September but this fact strongly depends on the weather conditions. Very often (in case of warming) rut period drifts in time, it can even almost stop. That is why it is recommended to have cushion of time.

Trip duration: 12 days

Hunting season: 15 Sep 2020 7 Oct 2020

Price from $7,516 for 12 days, 1 hunter

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