To begin with, which your manual should or knows that searching in thick cover can help your chances of shooting that monster elk. But seeing some of the best sightings can be achieved under thick cover, you’re thinking how on earth am I going to see an elk in thick cover, well do not be concerned about that you may see them that they are not the smallest creature in the world and also it helps keep you hidden from them too.
Second, you need to be in shape. I know this sounds silly but you must remember you might be walking for miles until you see or even see an elk. You need to be prepared to lift up, down, over blow downs, take a heavy pack and have the ability to run if you will need to. Yup, that is right it’ll be only you and your manual if you have one. That may make you very tried fast.
Third, you need to focus on the wind. Just like you would any other search you’d be on, elk hunting would not be any different. If you’re hunting with a guide they’ll have the best positions for being downwind so the elk will not smell you and ups your odds of shooting that monster elk. But if you’re hunting with just your friend that you want to ensure that you go that extra mile to approach a place that’s downwind. You always need to focus on the end while out hunting as the wind can change direction in a sterile of an eye and you’ll need to find another spot that’s downwind.
Fourth, hunting in the day and staying until dark. Some hunters head into the woods early and leave at midday and a few will say you’re leaving right when things will be getting in their prime for the day. Remaining in until mid afternoon can assist you in the long term, as you can find a fantastic meal in you to give you energy for the long hike ahead of you and you’re going out as soon as the animals are beginning to get ready to settle down for the evening and won’t have their guard up.
Finally, be certain to slow down. You don’t need to run to your place as you may overlook something like that monster elk you’re looking for. Plus taking your time will save you some energy rather than burning off it right away.
These tips will be useful if hunting elk on your own or friend or hunting with a guide.