Elk Hunting

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Monday - December 21, 2015

 

Lexington banker David Giles with his new Kentucky record buck-- that garnered 480 pounds of meat. Photo by Giles via Facebook

Monday - June 1, 2015

 

(Caption: Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks investigator Bryan Golie loads elk antlers recovered from hunters in Washington State last week, Photo: Great Falls Tribune/Karl Puckett)

Sunday - April 26, 2015

Lawmakers in Big Sky Country made it look easy for the rest of the country by passing legislation to allow hunting with otherwise legal suppressors in Montana that was signed by Gov. Steve Bullock this week.

Friday - December 14, 2012

Colorado Elk Season 2012

 

Two friends and I set out this year to fill our first ever bull elk tags in Colorado. I've hunted elk in the past in other states, but this was our first time hunting second season outside of Durango, Colorado. {Story Spoiler!} We saw very few elk and no one harvested a bull. But learning the area and getting great exercise was everywhere we went.

Friday - December 14, 2012

Colorado Elk Season 2012

 

Tuesday - July 17, 2012

Where is the best place to take a trophy bull elk? It’s the same question that is on the minds of every hunter hitting the elk country this year. Everyone has their honey hole, and their opinion of what state or location has the best and the biggest elk. If you check the record books, there are a few places that stand out time after time for producing some giant bulls.

Tuesday - June 12, 2012

Last season, we all observed the effects of the nationwide drought on wildlife. Fortunately, we had one of the mildest winters ever to compensate and that resulted in very low winter mortality rates in game animals. Now this year, although somewhat better, we are still in a cycle of drought, and we can expect to see many of the things we saw last year with some new twists.

Tuesday - April 17, 2012

With the early spring thaw, the National Elk Refuge has stopped the supplemental feeding of the elk on March 28th. Without the food enticing the animals to stay there, bison and elk have started heading back toward the Grand Teton National Park. It is a normal seasonal thing with the animals usually moving during the worst visibility times of the day; dawn and dusk.