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ELK / WAPITI

Hunting, shooting, fishing for Elk / wapiti

Stalking, Bowhunting, Highseat, hunting from a Blind


Whether it is your first archery bull, or a regular, annual outing, elk hunting embeds memories from the field that will never leave you.

The calls of a bugling bull elk are immense and memorizing. Cows, or the females too are also impressed by the loudest trumpeter. The louder, more frequent bugling a bull can do, the more attracted the cows are. A true treat for the lucky hunter who has heard them from their hunting position.

Stalking, walking-up, hunting from a ground or tree blind, and calling, there are a variety of ways to bring down big elk.

From a close range, somewhere ideally between 7 and 45 meters an elk with a clear shooting possibility is optimal for bow hunters. Rifle hunting brings a different approach to elk hunting, opening up to long distance field opportunities, and exposed mountain tops; remembering that the habitat for elk can be anything from a grassland prairie to a mountain treeline.

Adaptive hunting strategies to the surroundings given, hunting from a blind or not will get you to the elk.

Be flexible; every elk hunt is different.

Basic Info


Varieties: Rocky Mountain Elk, Roosevelt Elk, Tule Elk, Asian Elk

Scientific name: Cervus Canadensis

Size: height: male 1.5 m, female 1.3 m

Weight: male 320 – 330 kg, female 220  - 240 kg

Lifespan: 13 years

Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Highseat, Stalking

Continent(s): North America, Eurasia