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Elk Hunting: The Secrets of a Professional Hunter

•, by Steve Coffma

Although you've put in lots of effort and time to ensure your elk hunting season is worthwhile, that part isn't in doubt. You've acquired tags and permits from the state. And your physical shape is top-notch in readiness for the rough and mountainous terrain. Yet deep down, you know elk hunting is not for the many.

What tricks do the savvier hunters have up their sleeves to make their elk hunting a success?

Given the lots of upfront preparation, it can be beyond frustrating – and even demoralizing – to lose the trophy bull elk when he shows up. Mature bull elk are more elusive than ever. They are no longer the naïve creatures they once were.

They are sneaky. Having learned that they are the key targets, they have adapted to make life more difficult for hunters. Nowadays, bull elk change their habits and sanctuaries at an astonishing rate.