Issue 161 - 10 Commandments of Elk Hunting
Updated: May 9, 2018
The 10 Commandments of Elk Hunting
Words of wisdom from a legendary elk hunter you probably don’t know.
When it comes to elk hunting, like most other western hunts, there is the tactical side of the hunt, the physical side of the hunt, and of course the mental side of the hunt. Understanding the mental side of an elk hunt is just as important as hitting the gym, shooting your weapon or loading your pack. Probably one of the most unexplored areas of the hunt, a hunter’s mental capacity for the challenge that an elk hunt can bring to the table, is probably the most underestimated roadblock standing in most hunter’s way of success. This article starts with a letter I received from a subscriber after a solicitation for, “What does a hardcore hunt mean to you?” Proof that elk hunting is as much a state of mind as it is anything else.