Tag: Elk hunting

Confessions of a first-time mountain hunter

Confessions of a first-time mountain hunter

I thought I’d trained and prepared enough for this hunt. I was very wrong. Like many outdoorsmen, I’ve long entertained aspirations of hunting big game—elk, bear, sheep—in the mountainous backcountry. I envisioned loading up my pack with a week’s worth of supplies, grabbing my rifle, and setting out into the depths of the wilds with

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Talking bull: How to get started elk calling

Talking bull: How to get started elk calling

Of the many varied species that constitute North American big game, few are as iconic as elk. Their pursuit draws thousands of hunters to the forest each year, many of whom venture forth with the modest hopes of catching even a distant glimpse at a pair of bobbing antlers. Elk are challenging to hunt, and

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The 5 best elk cartridges for hunters who don’t want to buy another rifle

The 5 best elk cartridges for hunters who don't want to buy another rifle

Unless you’re lucky enough to have them in your backyard, elk are often a once-in-a-lifetime trophy. Should you be fortunate enough to draw a tag, you may spend months pouring over maps, scouting terrain, getting in shape, and searching for the right guides. Then, when you finally have an opportunity to take a shot at

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The Ultimate Predator Podcast: Episode 8

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The Ultimate Predator Podcast: Episode 8

 
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In this episode, the TUP team talks turkey hunting. EIC Nate Granzow patterns his shotgun for the first time in preparation for the season. “It’s an important step, especially with a newer gun or a new setup. I’ve owned the gun for a while, but I’ve never used it with a turkey choke or this

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