The elk issue is hands down one of our favorite issues of the year. It’s sometimes hard to pick a favorite big-game animal, but there’s nothing more iconic than an elk when it comes to western hunting. In this year’s issue, we went ahead and jam-packed it full of feature stories, 14 to be exact, to fuel your love for elk-hunting just a few more months until September. We’ve got hunts from all across the West, and each one has it’s own unique and exciting twist that will make you feel like you’re right there with the hunter.
After you’ve finished reading the feature stories from hunter’s like yourself, jump on into the staff section with articles from Guy Eastman, Brian Barney and Jason Peak. Brian leads things off with lots of information on how to hunt/call highly pressured public land elk. Brian spends much of the fall hunting big bulls on public land, and over the years he’s picked up a few tips and tactics that have increased his success immensely . Next, we’ve got our editor-in-chief, Guy Eastman, who loves late-season elk hunting. Guy went ahead and broke down all of the gear/tactics needed to stack the odds in your favor in the late season. If you’re thinking about a late-season hunt this fall, read this article – we promise it will be helpful.
Lastly, in the MRS, we’ve got an article that we’ve been working on for quite some time. Wanton waste is always a hot topic of discussion, especially when it comes to elk hunting. Just how much meat do you have to take? What order do you ahve to take it out in? What can be left? How much can be left? What are the fines/repercussions if you break the law? Our field editor, Jason Peak, has gone through the rigors of the system to get the answers to all these questions, and then some, for every western state including Alaska. If you’ve ever wondered or had a question about this topic, you’ll definitely want to read this one.