Six hunters were on the hillside looking at a big bull the night before the season opened, making an already challenging hunt even more so. Highly competitive hunting situations are like Easter egg hunts for kids at a public park; everyone is after the same prize and there is nothing left shortly after the start. Get it or it will be gone! The elk usually hightail it out of these situations, unscathed with fresh hunter’s scent in their noses by sunrise of opening morning.
Call Wise Bulls
If you find yourself hunting a herd bull when he is with a harem, your odds of killing him go down drastically. Depending on the day, I have found that odds are he'll be very difficult to call in.