Elk hunting

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214 hunting trips from 66 outfitters starting from $1,200

214 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.

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 (12)

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 (214)

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.

Elk Archery Hunt, 2020, MS

Elk Archery Hunt, 2020, MS United States

Archery Elk Hunt, General License required. Hunt dates available from 9-5-2020 through 10-18-2020. Archery elk hunts are 5 1/2 days long, 5 evenings and 6 mornings. We offer 2x1 hunts ($4950. per hunter) and 1x1 hunts ($5950.) This is an excellent archery elk hunt where the bulls can reach maturity! High elk numbers with a mix of mature bulls makes for an unforgettable elk hunt! Hunting for elk, we will use several tactics including: bugling, cow calling, spot and stalk, ground blinds and tree stands over water, near food and in travel corridors. Elk are one of the most majestic animals in North America and pursuing them will soon become a hunting addiction!! Draw odds are: 1st year 85%, 2nd year 95%.........plan ahead for a great adventure!! I walk you through the entire application process from start to finish taking the worry out of it for you!! Combination hunts are available for those hunters wishing add whitetail deer (+$1000.), mule deer (+$1000.) or antelope (+$750.) onto their adventure.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 5 Sep 2020 18 Oct 2020

$4,950 for 1 hunter
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 Oct 2020 18 Oct 2020

$2,500 for 1 hunter
Guided Archery Elk 2x1 Early Season '20

Guided Archery Elk 2x1 Early Season '20 United States

Whether you draw a state tag or you purchase a land owner tag through us, you will be in pursuit of trophy bulls. We have selected the best guides for you to get you on the best bulls. You will feel our desire to get you on great bulls the moment you arrive.

Trip duration: 6 days

Hunting season: 1 Sep 2020 12 Sep 2020

$7,500 for 1 hunter

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