Hunting the Elk Rut
You NEED to go on an elk hunt!
No other big game species can provide the rush of high action, close encounters like a bull elk in the rut. The fact that you get to “talk to an animal” when you are elk hunting, and have bulls respond and talk back, adds a special element to the hunt. Other species that you can call, such as waterfowl, turkeys, and rattled-in whitetail are close, but not quite the same. Turkey hunting is probably the closest to elk hunting, in our opinion.
Here are two of our favorite elk rut hunts:
- – This is an “easy” elk hunt during the rut with a realistic chance at a 275″ to 325″ bull. This is also a rifle hunt which makes it special as most early season elk hunts are archery only.
- Idaho Wilderness Elk Hunt – Also a rifle/rut hunt, this elk hunt is an adventure that you won’t ever forget. You can also make this one a combo hunt with mule deer.
- We have LOTS of different elk hunting outfitters to choose from. Feel free to get in touch with us and we’ll help you find a great hunt.
Beg, borrow or steal to go on an elk hunt!
Any hunter who hasn’t experienced hunting the elk rut just has too. Beg, borrow, or sell your things to make it happen. And for your first hunt or two, don’t get hung up on trophy quality. Especially if you’re budget minded. There are some very affordable hunts out there for someone willing to take “just a bull.” Give us a call, or drop us an email. We’d love to talk to you about setting up a hunt. Be careful though, because once you hunt rutting bulls you will want to do it again! Happy hunting.
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