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What to Know Before Booking Your First Elk Hunt [VIDEO]

Are you ready for your first elk hunt? You might want to watch this before planning a trip.

Have you ever heard the sound of a bugling bull elk? It’s an unforgettable experience that leaves you wanting more.

For those hunters who have not yet had the opportunity, you need to go. This video provides insight of what you need to know before going on your first elk hunt.

The most important thing is to be prepared. Know what you are getting yourself into by doing your homework and as much research as possible before booking a hunt.

When choosing an outfitter, you need to get a good understanding of the methods in which you will be hunting. If hunting an area that demands an extensive amount of walking and climbing, you need to be in good physical condition. Some hunters train for over a year in preparation for walking miles in high altitudes.

Make sure you are equipped with the right gear. Clothing for diverse weather conditions, comfortable boots, and good quality optics are an absolute must.

Bull elk on average weigh approximately 700 pounds. If you are gun hunting, be sure to choose a caliber accordingly to take down an animal of that size. Taking shots up to 400 yards is not out of the norm, so a flatter trajectory shooting cartridge might be something to consider.

If you take the time to plan out your trip, you could realistically have the hunt of a lifetime. We only live once, so if you have ever wanted to go elk hunting, you owe it to yourself.

What are you waiting for?

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What to Know Before Booking Your First Elk Hunt [VIDEO]