Calling is a unique aspect of your hunt. These elk calling techniques can help you figure out what works.
By: Nate Zelinsky, Bowtech Ambassador
When it comes to elk hunting, calling seems to be the name of the game. Everyone wants that rush of a big bull breaking through the trees and coming in. But calling can be a touchy subject, and there are a lot of things that go with it.
Things to keep in mind:
Call Shy Elk.
If you’re hunting a really pressured area, calling very little or not at all can often work out in your favor.
Herd bulls in big territories are a lot easier to successfully call in.
Learn Your Animals.
If you’re in an area where calling is prevalent, play it safe, and if you do call, call on a much lighter scale. For instance, a few cow calls here and there. On the other hand, if you’re hunting a big herd bull, call big, sound big, be aggressive.
Use a Variety of Calls.
Have a variety of calls that allow you to sound different. Not every bull is going to respond to the same call.
Think Outside the Box.
If you’re having trouble getting a bull to come inside that shooting range, think outside the box. Make a sound they’ve never heard before. For instance, Nate used a double cow call (see video for details).
And, remember… you don’t have to be a perfect caller to be successful. You just need to find something that works.
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