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Elk Hunting: A Challenging Journey

Oct 12, 2007
For many hunters, elk hunting is on their top 10 list of hunts in their lifetime. Elk are considered an especially challenging hunt because of their innate ability to sense danger. Many hunters return year after year to hunt because of the experience they have on the journey to finding their trophy, not the trophy itself.

A huntsman must have true skill to participate in an elk hunt. Hunters and guides often track a trophy for many miles into rugged terrain searching for their perfect shot. When a hunter first spies his trophy, adrenaline often takes over, but a hunter should be patient and careful when lining up a shot. Because the animals are so massive, it's important to hit them in just the right spot; allowing a hunter's nerves to get the best of him can make for a trophy lost.

There are many outfitters located in many states throughout the country who offer elk hunting trips. The hunter has many options available to him depending on the type of hunt he wants to try. An outfitter will prove a necessary resource, especially for the first time hunter, or those visiting the area. Outfitters make it their business to know the ins and outs of the local hunting laws and regulations. Outfitters are in business to serve the hunter, and the hunter has many options available to him. Some outfitters hunt on public land and others on private. For the hunter who really likes adventure, many services are available that offer "drop camps". This is when a guide service will fly an experienced hunter and his party to a remote location to hunt. Many guides prefer to limit the group size so as to ensure one guide for every two or so hunters. This is very helpful especially when there is a group going hunting together.

While elk hunting is considered one of the most challenging hunts available to the hunter, it is also one of the most popular. For the hunter with a passion for adventure, nothing beats the feeling of waking up in the early hours of a cool morning, and setting out to track a massive animal in it's natural habitat. The thrill of bugling the trophy in and aiming up his shot leaves the hunter with a great sense of excitement; and even if he doesn't bring home a trophy, he has memorable stories to tell for a lifetime to come.
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