This big bull elk comes in close before finally offering a shot opportunity.
These hunters close in on a big bull elk as he rakes a tree. After a bit of sweet cow talk and some fired up bugling, the big boy can’t take anymore and comes sauntering in.
Watch the video to see just how close he comes before meeting a fatal arrow.
This hunt not only illustrates the effectiveness of calling elk during the rut, but also the power and athleticism these animals possess, even after being fatally wounded.
If you are planning an elk hunt during the rut, brush up on your calling, learn all you can about wind and how it affects elk behavior, and become as proficient with your weapon as possible. Then you’ll be ready to face any situation the wily wapiti throws at you.