Elk hunting

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234 hunting trips from 71 outfitters starting from $1,200

234 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 (234)

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 Hunt 1x1 '20

Elk Hunt 1x1 '20 Canada

This is a 6 point bull hunt that can be booked through the Elks peak rut. One of the best things is that the use of a rifle is legal for this hunt! We are excited to have this season in effect because it has just recently opened in our hunting/guiding territory and with the 6 point season, this means taking some real trophy bulls. We will be hunting from motels, camper trailers or wall tents. Look into booking other hunts in combination with this elk hunt.

Trip duration: 7 days

Hunting season: 10 Sep 2020 20 Sep 2020

$6,800 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
5 Day Rifle Elk Hunt 2x1

5 Day Rifle Elk Hunt 2x1 United States

This hunting package includes your option of trophy elk hunts, mule deer hunts, or whitetail deer hunts. Price includes food, expert guide services (2:1 guide ratio), and a full service camp site. Archery season for Idaho Mule Deer Hunting and Idaho Whitetail Deer Hunting in our hunting area is from 29 August - 30 September. While rifle season for Mule Deer Hunting and Whitetail Deer Hunting is from 10 October - 9 November. Both Mule Deer Hunting or Whitetail Deer Hunting tags can be purchased online or over the counter in Idaho. Non-resident deer hunting tags can be used to take a black bear, mountain lion, or grey wolf if we cannot locate a deer. Archery Elk Hunting season is 6 - 30 September Rifle Elk Hunting season is 10 - 29 October. 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 a few miles a day to have a successful Elk hunt. Elk hunting tags for our area are over-the-counter and can be purchased online or locally in Avery for your convenience. 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.

Trip duration: 5 days

Hunting season: 10 Oct 2020 23 Oct 2020

$3,000 for 1 hunter

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