Where to hunt Roosevelt Elk
Roosevelt Elk inhabits the Pacific Coast forests in the USA and Canada. It is named after President Theodore Roosevelt, who is believed to have established the Olympic National Park specifically for the preservation of the animal (thus the alternative name of the subspecies: Olympus Elk). Roosevelt Elk is the largest of the extant North America subspecies of Elk in terms of body size (although not antler size). These animals are found in northern California and Oregon, but the best opportunities for Roosevelt Elk hunting are perhaps found in Washington and British Columbia.
Roosevelt Elk hunts are somewhat more expensive than most other Elk hunts, and are usually offered for $8,500 to $10,000, and up to $25,000 for a 10-day hunt after one of the legendary giants of Vancouver Island in Canada. A Roosevelt Elk hunt can be typically combined with Black-Tailed Deer or other big-game animal.
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For many North American hunters the biggest challenge in elk hunting is not even harvesting the trophy, but drawing a lottery tag that is required for hunting the desired animal. Most elk hunts are lottery draw, but in many cases options for obtaining tags over-the-counter do exist as well. This blog story will tell you about them.22 Jun 2017 Elk Tags Over the Counter
When to hunt Roosevelt 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 because the bulls are more vocal making them easier to locate. 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 or close the distance on dominant bulls. Cow hunts are usually a classic spot and stalk. A hunter with archery or other short-range gear may also hunt elk from a ground blind or tree stand, usually over a waterhole or food source.
Why hunt Roosevelt 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 the back of your neck and make your heart pound, and the sight of the Monarch of the Woods, breathing clouds of smoke into crystal clear mountain air will remain with you forever. Majestic 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 and is a lot more rewarding to procure than a trip to the grocery store.
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