ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK
Our September Elk hunts do everything they can to take advantage of the typically good early fall weather. The days are long and tiresome, and usually find their end under the stars. This is the most physically demanding and difficult hunt we offer, and the reward of success is unmatched. Late season hunts in November exploit migration routes as elk move from high country rutting grounds to agricultural areas where they spend the winter.
Primarily done in October or late September, these hunts can are done in fairly remote mountain areas. For those who draw moose special licenses, the rut in is full swing and the perfect time to capitalize. These hunts are done in areas few hunters are brave enough to go after these giant animals, and as a result they get old, and large. Elk and deer are commonly seen during these hunts, and can be taken as an option. All of this makes our moose hunts the perfect time for a new hunter to endeavor into the forest.
November is all about whitetail. Big bush bucks put on a ton of miles establishing territory and running does. We teach a multitude of ways to hunt whitetail this time of year, including stands, still hunting, spot/stalk, and ambush. Elk are also viable targets of opportunity as winter sets in. We also offer more conventional easy going deer hunts perfect for those with limited mobility or very limited experience.
Generally hunts will start at noon where we will meet at a staging area accessible by most highway vehicles. We will confirm the zero of your weapons, and cross load your gear onto our 4x4 or ATV. From there we will move into the main camp that we will operate out of and pack for a 2-3 day long "patrol". Once this is completed, it will be time to step off for a short hike and evening hunt. The purpose of this outing is to ensure everyone has all the gear they need, and it is packed properly. The morning of day two we will step off for a multi-day "patrol" that will have us looking for fresh sign of elk herds, bull moose, and deer. The next couple nights we will make camp and sleep where ever it is we stop, ideally on a high feature so we can glass from our sleeping bags and listen for bugling elk in the morning. By the fourth night we should be back in the main camp to enjoy the warmth of the stove and dry out. Depending on conditions, we will have time for another multi-day loop, or a few single day loops. On the morning of day 7, we will hunt our way back to the staging area, and load up any meat you have attained.