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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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There's not much more exciting than being in the woods during the elk rut. Being in the presence of bugling bull elk will get any hunter's heart pumping. If you've dreamed of hunting elk, watch this video, then let BookYourHunt get you on the mountain to experience this adrenaline filled adventure for yourself!

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.


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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.

Late Season Cow Elk Hunts, 2021, MS

Late Season Cow Elk Hunts, 2021, MS United States

Late season cow elk hunts....here is a chance to fill your freezer with delicious elk meat! Cow elk permit 595-00 required. Hunt start dates in 2021 of 11-29, 12-5, 12-11 and 12-17 available. Price is $2250. per hunter..........limited openings so book early! Application Deadline is June 1st, I walk you through the entire application process from start to finish taking the worry out of it for you!!

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 29 Nov 2021 19 Dec 2021

Package price $2,250 for 3 days, 1 hunter
2022 5 Day Rifle Elk Hunt 2x1

2022 5 Day Rifle Elk Hunt 2x1 United States

Our Elk hunts are free-range hunts in rugged terrain and will require clients to hike to prime Elk habitat. Our hunting area is not as rugged or steep as Montana or Colorado, but we do recommend clients are capable of hiking up to 10 miles a day to have a successful Elk hunt. As of 2021, non-resident adult Elk hunting tags for our area are allocated to the outfitter and will need to be purchased at the time of deposit. Call outfitter for details. Non-resident elk hunters can take a black bear, mountain lion or grey wolf if the opportunity presents itself with the purchase of additional tags. This hunting package includes your option of trophy elk hunts or whitetail deer hunts. Price includes food, tent accommodations, expert guide services (2:1 guide ratio), and transportation to and from the local airport to our full service camp site.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 10 Oct 2022 29 Oct 2022

Package price $3,250 for 5 days, 1 hunter
3 Day Cow Elk Hunt

3 Day Cow Elk Hunt United States

Our cow elk hunts are 3 days fully guided on game rich private ranch. It is not uncommon to see 100 plus elk on the ranch daily. Hunts will be conducted out of four-wheel drive vehicles and UTV’s, with spot and stalk tactics used after chosen game is located. You will be hunting rolling sage brush and cedar hills, suitable for most physical abilities, with mountains as your backdrop. This is a high success hunt with good drawing odds.

Trip duration: 3 days

Hunting season: 15 Aug 2021 31 Jan 2023

Package price $2,200 for 3 days, 1 hunter

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