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Elk Hunting Tips 2022
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Contributors to this thread:
'Ike' (Phone) 23-Jan-22
Jaquomo 23-Jan-22
Scoot 23-Jan-22
c3 23-Jan-22
'Ike' (Phone) 23-Jan-22
Pennsylvania Bob 23-Jan-22
Straight Shooter 23-Jan-22
stringgunner 23-Jan-22
FORESTBOWS 23-Jan-22
Jaquomo 23-Jan-22
Willieboat 23-Jan-22
HUNT MAN 23-Jan-22
HUNT MAN 23-Jan-22
tradi-doerr 23-Jan-22
'Ike' (Phone) 23-Jan-22
FORESTBOWS 23-Jan-22
Jaquomo 24-Jan-22
Inshart 24-Jan-22
Bowaddict 24-Jan-22
elkmtngear 24-Jan-22
APauls 24-Jan-22
Inshart 24-Jan-22
Whocares 24-Jan-22
PECO2 24-Jan-22
Blood 24-Jan-22
joehunter 24-Jan-22
Rgiesey 24-Jan-22
midwest 24-Jan-22
Hackbow 24-Jan-22
t-roy 24-Jan-22
Z Barebow 24-Jan-22
Jaquomo 24-Jan-22
cnelk 24-Jan-22
Rocky D 25-Jan-22
Rocky D 25-Jan-22
brettpsu 25-Jan-22
PoudreCanyon 25-Jan-22
Jaquomo 25-Jan-22
PushCoArcher 25-Jan-22
'Ike' (Phone) 25-Jan-22
joehunter 25-Jan-22
recurve43 25-Jan-22
PushCoArcher 25-Jan-22
23-Jan-22
If one Hoochie Mama is good two are better! You're welcome...

;-) In memory of BigDan

From: Jaquomo
23-Jan-22
Wear a blaze orange suit when bowhunting like azelkhntr claims to do. Not only will you feel jaunty and stylish, but if you add an N95 mask to the outfit you'll be even safer!

From: Scoot
23-Jan-22
Bring some milk duds. Cup one in your hand and reach down and pretend to grab some elk poop. Take a bite of the milk dud and say "This is pretty fresh, they were here recently. "

From: c3
23-Jan-22
Find some good friends to hunt with. Even if they're idiots, it's more fun than going solo all the time like some of us, well.... idiots :)

Cheers, Pete

23-Jan-22
Burn up and down the roads on your Quad/Side by Side and stop and call every 50 yards...Golden!

23-Jan-22
Take your nap BEFORE you start cold calling not after! Don't ask!

23-Jan-22
Big Dan did love his Hoochie Mama. N95 mask that’s awesome.

From: stringgunner
23-Jan-22
Don’t forget to check the app before you bugle to ensure you know what you’re saying through the tube!

23-Jan-22
Take a walk with your wife around the block every other day so your in shape.

From: Jaquomo
23-Jan-22
Wish my wife was content walking around the block. She makes me walk 2-4 mountain miles whether I want to or not. Even now, in friggin' winter!

From: Willieboat
23-Jan-22
Don’t forget a 30 pack of Keystone light

From: HUNT MAN
23-Jan-22
Don’t get bloody cut towards your Buddy!

From: HUNT MAN
23-Jan-22
Never drink all the whiskey on the first night!

From: tradi-doerr
23-Jan-22
"She makes me walk 2-4 mountain miles whether I want to or not. Even now, in friggin' winter" Your just well trained Lou! LOL!

23-Jan-22
When you come across a fresh wallow, don’t be afraid to get right in there…Be the Bull!

23-Jan-22
Just say no Lou!

From: Jaquomo
24-Jan-22
Forest, I've tried that and get the "guilt eye" look. But we're reaching a truce. She plods in the snow on cold, windy days (8,600 feet..), I spend my hour in the warm workout studio busting my butt and listening to rock and roll. On warm days I join her in the plod.

From: Inshart
24-Jan-22
Scoot, I use chocolate covered peanuts. Make sure when you take a bite you get a good amount of chocolate on your front teeth, smile wide. LOL

From: Bowaddict
24-Jan-22
Definitely call every 15 minutes in Colorado otc unit while walking typical human hunter pattern/area, or right when you get out of truck….drives them nuts:)

From: elkmtngear
24-Jan-22
When hunting OTC...don't worry about covering a lot of ground...find a popular spot, and call non-stop, all day.

Odds are, eventually, a good bull will come right to you ;)

From: APauls
24-Jan-22
If you think you feel hot spots do not stop to apply leakotape. You don't have that kind of time. Blisters only happen to those who are mentally weak.

From: Inshart
24-Jan-22
Never hunt with the wind out of just one direction, always wait till it swirling real good, then proceed into a known bedding area. Be ready the shots will be very close and often.

From: Whocares
24-Jan-22
I should have asked here many years ago! Took me a lot of years to learn all this stuff by myself!!

From: PECO2
24-Jan-22
Use an ultra light arrow with a mechanical broadhead. Take shots at 80+ yards.

From: Blood
24-Jan-22
Make your first day the longest hardest steepest hike. Start at 4am and return to camp at 9pm. Makes the rest of week feel like a cake walk.

From: joehunter
24-Jan-22
In Colorado a five inch brow tine is all you need - no reason to exaggerate!

From: Rgiesey
24-Jan-22
If you get a very windy day go into your best area and call a bunch of bulls in. Most likely you won’t have to worry about packing meat as they seem to understand that swirling wind thing. You’ll then know what class of bulls are there and probably won’t call those back in

From: midwest
24-Jan-22
apply, apply, apply!

From: Hackbow
24-Jan-22
Once you find a hotspot, make sure to take pictures with identifying features so you can find that spot again. Also geo-tag all your photos and share with others on twitfacetokogramtube.

From: t-roy
24-Jan-22
If you happen to draw a OIL tag, you might consider using a mechanical broadhead, just in case you make a less than perfect shot. It may up your odds in making a timely recovery.

From: Z Barebow
24-Jan-22
Don’t shut your vehicle or ATV off before you call. If you can hear them over the motor noise, you know they are close.

From: Jaquomo
24-Jan-22
Z, once my partner and I stopped our ATVs to Park and start hiking. As soon as we shut them off a bull started off just above us in the trees. We hid behind the machines with our bows and called him in to 25 yards.

From: cnelk
24-Jan-22
Go deep boys. Go deep. No elk less than a mile from your truck

From: Rocky D
25-Jan-22
Make sure to have your wife, girlfriend, or significant other check your application before you apply, apply, apply!

From: Rocky D
25-Jan-22
Why scout, just speed hunt and find first parked vehicle then pull off 100 yards downwind and then head out from same side as parked vehicle unless of course you hear a bugle then it’s game on!

From: brettpsu
25-Jan-22
Make sure you pack your ozonics, scentlok clothes, scentlok bag, scentlok spray, and lots of scentlok socks. After that 5 mile pack in you will stink and have no chance of shooting an elk if you smell bad. Forget the wind!!!!!!

From: PoudreCanyon
25-Jan-22
Give info freely on BS - especially to the ones who say they “don’t want your honey hole”. Helping others who don’t want to work for it generates great karma, and will no doubt get you a shot at a 370”, on opening day, right next to the road.

From: Jaquomo
25-Jan-22
Ian, a couple years ago a guy pulled up next to me on a road we both know, stopped and asked if I had an elk tag. I confirmed, and he told me about a big bull standing beside the road around the corner. This was during both archery and ML.

So I go around the corner expecting to see a raghorn, and there was a bull very close to 370 feeding beside the road with some cows. Almost got a shot but ran out of daylight.

I attribute that to all the people I've helped over the years.. :-)

From: PushCoArcher
25-Jan-22
Jaq had something similar happen this year. A couple from Louisiana were out just driving the mountain roads in their jeep. They drove pass my camp then came back by about 20 minutes later. Pulled up and told me about a elk down the road. Got there to find a 160-170 mule deer right were they had said. No elk though unfortunately.

25-Jan-22
If one Cow Elk scent waffer is good, three are better...

From: joehunter
25-Jan-22
If you have thousands of acers and several miles of forest service road with a camp site every mile it is still best to set up your camp up with in 50 yards of a camp that has been there for several days.

Happened in Colorado in a LE unit with my son and daughter. I not so politely pointed out the 3 empty camp sites they just passed a half mile back and the one a few hundred yards down the road. I felt like I was in the public bathroom with 10 empty urinals and a guy comes and pics the one next to me!

From: recurve43
25-Jan-22
Dont be afraid to ask successful bowhunters exactly where to go, "They cant Lie"!!!

From: PushCoArcher
25-Jan-22

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