A successful and enjoyable backcountry, do-it-yourself elk bowhunt (or rifle hunt) requires the accruement of a good complement of gear. Save your greenbacks and purchase only top-end quality — certainly here, you get what you pay for in equipment. Here is some gear to consider for your next hunt.
Nothing will be more influential to the success of the public-land, do-it-yourself elk bowhunter or firearm hunter than mental and physical toughness. Here’s what you need to achieve to make your trip a success.
Few things in hunting are as exciting and satisfying as hunting elk. Maybe most intriguing is that there are so many approaches to the sport. If an elk hunt is in your future, here are some tips for making it a success.
Probably the best all-around elk cartridge available today is the .300 Winchester Magnum. With 10 percent more power with a 180-grain bullet than the old reliable .30-06 (a good elk cartridge itself), it also delivers more recoil.