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Elk: To call or not to call

Elk: To call or not to call

I stand by a very unpopular elk hunting philosophy with regard to calling elk.  I assert that an elk hunters best call is saying nothing at all.  August is the time of year when aspiring elk hunters are polishing up their calling and preparing for the all out war in...
Building Your Own Bugle Tube

Building Your Own Bugle Tube

It’s August in Montana and that means every elk hunter in the state is tuning up their calls and fantasizing about mountain warfare we know as archery elk hunting.  This time of year attention is drifting from the trout streams and into the dark timber, and that...
Best Elk Bugle Tubes

Best Elk Bugle Tubes

Recently on a forum, I read a post on the best bugle tubes for elk.  There were certainly many quality tubes and manufacturers mentioned.  As an outfitter, it is a question that I am often asked.  My response, however, is not what people are looking for.  First, there...
So, You Want to be an Elk Hunter!

So, You Want to be an Elk Hunter!

Start Planning Now for that Trip of a Lifetime By Alan Carter (EDITOR’S NOTE: Alan Carter graduated from the University of Montana with a degree in resource conservation and has spent the last 25 years hunting elk throughout the Rocky Mountains. He is a licensed big...