Elk On The Brain

September 30, 2017 — Leave a comment

A Snapshot of my First Elk Hunt I’ll Never Forget

With my elk hunting trip looming in the next few weeks I couldn’t help but do a little internet searching for some last minute insight and inspiration.  After reading many articles I decided to share a few of my favorites with you all.  It’s been a while since I made a post sharing various links to other articles but being I am no expert I do my research just like any of you.  So if you’re as excited as I am take a look at the following articles if you need to pass some time waiting for your adventure to begin!


Elk Hunting is No Walk in the Park but the Rewards are Immeasurable (photo courtesy of gohunt.com)

Over on gohunt.com Randy Newburg gives some good tips on how to make due with a limited amount of time.  It covers what you can do before the hunt and approaches the concept of determining where the elk aren’t to find out where they are.


Corey Jacobsen gives you his top 5 most important elk hunting tips.  From what I’ve read about this guy he knows his elk.  Plus I really like the 5th tip, ATTITUDE.  Nothing can make or break a hunt more than either giving up and whining or staying after it and remaining positive.


Jakeman Creek

If You’ve Never Ridden a Horse into a Drop Camp, Put it on Your Bucket List.

Here is an article I penned for the Journal of Mountain Hunting describing my first elk hunt.  Needless to say I’ve been hooked ever since!



Here is an Article with My Thoughts On Backcountry Nutrition.

 As you’re preparing for your hunt here are some thoughts to consider when putting your meals together.  I also wrote this one for the team over at Exo Mountain Gear and feel it gives some very good starting points when meal prepping for the backcountry.



If You’re Looking to Give Back, Take a Look at BHA (photo courtesy of backcountryhunters.org)

 I really liked this article from Timothy Brass over at Back Country Hunters and Anglers.  It’s not so much a how to guide from an expert, but short inspirational tips from elk hunters all over the country.


Good luck to everyone this season.  If you’ve been out with your bow already I’d love to hear how it went.  If you’re still waiting on your moment of glory good luck and certainly make the best of the opportunity.

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