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The Antlerless Option

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The Antlerless Option

It’s that time of year when hunters throughout the country are applying for big game tags for fall. Many of us are focused on drawing licenses that offer a shot at giant bucks and bulls, but there’s another option big game hunters of all experience levels should be considering: antlerless tags...
Ask MeatEater: When Should You Take Your First Elk Hunt?

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Ask MeatEater: When Should You Take Your First Elk Hunt?

We recently published an article that addressed the question of where to go on your first elk hunt. Many of you have also asked which month you should go on your first elk hunt. In Western states, elk seasons can run anywhere from August to January. When you go will have a big impact on your style...
Ask MeatEater: Where Should I Go on My First Elk Hunt?

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Ask MeatEater: Where Should I Go on My First Elk Hunt?

Ask any big game hunter who lives in the Rocky Mountains what is their favorite species to hunt and you’re likely to hear “elk” as the answer. For many American hunters though, elk aren’t available in their backyard. A do-it-yourself elk hunt is an aspirational, bucket-list trip for a  lot of...
Elk Hunting: The Lost Art of the Timber Sneak

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Elk Hunting: The Lost Art of the Timber Sneak

Across the West, rifle seasons for elk will be opening soon. For me, that means it is time for some timber sneaking. Timber sneaking, or slowly still hunting through stands of lodgepole pines, is my favorite way to hunt pressured elk during rifle season.   In the last dozen years, I’ve killed ten...