If you don't want to start an argument in hunting camp, don't talk about politics, religion, or the best elk hunting caliber, because opinions are strong and varied on all of these topics.
Randy Newberg, host of "On Your Own Adventures" and "Fresh Tracks", knows a thing or two about putting big public land bull elk on the ground. Here's what he considers the best elk hunting caliber.
Randy's right. Accuracy, not sheer power, is what puts meat in the freezer. Being familiar and proficient with your weapon of choice doesn't come overnight. By practicing from field positions and in conditions that simulate hunting situations, you'll be able to make the most of the shot opportunities you receive.
Confidence in your weapon also comes from killing game with it. Before you take a brand new rifle on a once-in-a-lifetime elk hunt, get some kills under your belt. Whether it's a prairie dog or a whitetail deer, there's nothing like making the shot in an actual hunting situation to boost confidence in your shooting ability.
The best elk hunting caliber is the one you can shoot most accurately. What caliber is that for you?.