"Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I fee. One is the colors that fly high and proud The red, the white, the blue. The other one's got a rattlesnake With a simple statement made "Don't tread on me" is what it says and I'll take that to my grave. Because this is me. I'm proud to be American and strong in my beliefs. And I've said it before but I'll say it again 'Cause my family's always fought and died to save this land. And a country boy is all I'll ever be."
We all just need to pay attention and act ethically in the field to avoid issues. Blaze orange doesn't fix stupid behavior.
Calling in a trespasser is definitely a new one. There will always be accidents no matter how many laws there are.
Labor Day weekend the majority of the elk mountains are crawling with hikers, campers, ATV's, people fishing and weekend bowhunters taking advantage of the extra day off to hunt. In other words, it's crowded in most areas. After things quiet down the remainder of that week is usually pretty good elk hunting. But I adhere to one hunting rule.....hunt whenever you can no matter what the conditions are.
Last edited by 25contender; 03-30-2014 at 06:05 PM.
appreciate the advice cnalder. Q? Are you getting most bulls with cow mews & calling or some bugling as well?
Early season I don't even carry a bugle. Even late in the season I bugle very little, typically locate a bull and then work in close. If he is worked up I'll definitely bugle but mostly mew. I shot a decent bull last year, its in the current EBJ, and only bugled several times. For me, last year was also the slowest for bugling bulls in 20 yrs of bowhunting but my hunting buddy and I both harvested elk. I hope this year brings more vocal animals. My best advice, ditch the calling and intimately learn an area. You'll be much more successful when you find an area with lots of elk and learn about their home. Good luck!