Did you know that elk is one of the largest deer species in the entire world? They are some of the largest land mammals of North America and Eastern Asia, and are counted in the category of big game hunts. Many hunters are interested in participating in elk guided hunts, for this reason. What are several things you should keep in mind if you plan on attending elk guided hunts?
First, it is often helpful to have an elk caller. This is a sound that imitates the loud vocalization of the bulls, known as bugling. It can be heard for miles and will attract female elk, attract challengers, or signal a feeding location.
Two, conditioning is a must. You will need to be in shape to go on elk guided hunts. Getting physically into shape will take time and practice, but will be necessary. It would be unfortunate to spend time and money getting to your elk hunt, only to realize you do not have the energy or endurance to follow the elk.
Two, set up is important for elk guided hunts. Clear your area so that a snapping twig will not reveal your presence, and stand behind enough foliage that it breaks up your camouflage print. Stay upwind, and have a way to check this. Moving is absolutely necessary if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction. If you are staying at elk hunting ranches, make sure others know to avoid your area.
Third, the end of elk guided hunts involves, hopefully, a dead elk. These are heavy creatures, which means you need to be educated in how to dress and load your elk for transport all the way back to your freezer. If you are close, you can drag it by moving it onto logs. It also helps to position the animal onto a plastic tarp. For longer treks, you will need to dress the animal and possibly debone it.
Guided elk hunts can be a good bonding experience for family, friends, or co workers. Just make sure you are adequately prepared for the journey, since elk hunting is not like hunting for ducks or ordinary deer. Make your hunting vacations better by doing research beforehand on likely challenges you will face.