FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How does the University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE work?
The ONLINE COURSE is categorized in 16 separate Modules, or sections. Each Module will focus on different aspects of elk hunting. Within each Module there are Chapters, or sub-categories, that will further focus on detailed subjects within each topic. There are a total of 36 Chapters within the course.
You can start with the first Module and work through the course chronologically, or you can jump around and check out whichever Modules and Chapters interest you the most. There is a simple table of contents that will help you navigate from one Module to another, and easy to follow buttons and arrows on each page within the course to help you move smoothly back and forth between the Chapters.
When you sign up for the University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE, you will receive immediate access to all content contained within the course. An account will be set up for you at checkout, and you will be able to return and Log In to the course anytime. Signing up grants you full access for one year, so you will be able to go back and access all of the content again and again.
What will I learn from this online elk hunting course?
The University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE has been created to cover every aspect of elk hunting regardless of your previous experience or success. Simply stated, it is the most comprehensive and complete resource for elk hunting ever created! Topics include:
Is the information within the course tailored more for beginners or advanced elk hunters?
- MODULE 1 - Planning Your Elk Hunt
- MODULE 2 - Scouting for Your Elk Hunt
- MODULE 3 - Physical Conditioning
- MODULE 4 - Elk Hunting Gear
- MODULE 5 - Using Elk Calls
- MODULE 6 - Elk Hunting Knowledge
- MODULE 7 - Locating Elk
- MODULE 8 - Setting Up on Elk
- MODULE 9 - Calling Elk
- MODULE 10 - Miscellaneous Strategies for Hunting Elk
- MODULE 11 - Common Challenges in Elk Hunting
- MODULE 12 - Tracking and Following the Bloodtrail
- MODULE 13 - Field Care of Elk Meat
- MODULE 14 - Packing an Elk
Yes. :-) The information found within the course is valuable for every level of elk hunting experience. If you've only ever dreamed of elk hunting, but aren't sure where to start, you'll find it all here. If you've hunted elk, but never tasted success, this course will give you the tools you need to fill your tag. For the elk hunter who has tasted success, but wants to improve the consistency of their success, you're going to find advanced knowledge and tactics aimed at not only helping you be successful, but consistently successful. Even if you've hunted elk for 30 years or more and fill your tag every season, there are elements of this course that you will find helpful and beneficial.
Is the information presented in writing or video format?
The content is a mixture of written instruction, diagrams and images, and high quality video components that will visually demonstrate and explain multiple topics.
How long will it take me to complete the course?
That completely depends upon how thoroughly you engage with the information. However, there are nearly 40 webpages of detailed information, tactics, strategies, and instruction, so you aren't going to simply sit down in one evening and make it through the course. Realistically, if you are absorbing the information and taking notes, you should plan on an hour or so each day for 2-3 weeks. You could easily sit down and skim through everything in 5-6 hours, but to watch all the video components and truly learn from the material, it's going to be a process.
Can I retake the course once I've completed it?
Absolutely! You will have full access to the course for one year from the date you sign up.
Will there be quizzes or tests or completion certificates?
No, there are no quizzes, tests, or homework. However, the real test will be given this fall when you put this information to use... :-)
Do I need an internet connection to access the course?
Yes. The Online Course is a web-based program that requires an internet connection.
Why does the elk hunting course cost so much?
That is a great question! The value of this Course is well over $300. In fact, a highly respected online course consultant valued this Course at nearly $700! But, I do understand that money is money, and it's not easy to part with it regardless of the claimed value. However, for the cost of two tanks of gas, this course will provide you with over 30 years of elk hunting knowledge, experience, and lessons learned aimed at improving your success as an elk hunter. Hunters pay hundreds (or thousands) of dollars on licenses, tags, boots, backpacks, weapons, fuel, and other gear every year. I truly feel that investing a couple tanks worth of gas into YOU is a pretty worthwhile investment that will bring more success than any other expenditures you might make.
Are individual Modules available to purchase separately?
Not at this time. You will get access to the full course for one year when you sign up.
How is this course different from the original University of Elk Hunting DVD?
The University of Elk Hunting DVD that was produced by Elk101.com touched briefly on some of the same topics that the ONLINE COURSE covers. However, there is so much more that is able to be accomplished through a digital platform like a website than could ever be covered in a DVD. Additionally, one of the common comments regarding the DVD was that hunters were ready for more advanced information. The ONLINE COURSE takes all of the original information and refines it, and then builds upon it in multiple ways. Think of the DVD as an introduction to or overview of elk hunting. Think of the ONLINE COURSE as the encyclopedia of elk hunting!
If I sign up for the course, do you guarantee success?
I wish I could, but I can't. Achieving success is still up to you. I will provide you with everything I know about elk hunting, and I am certain that if the information is applied correctly, it will absolutely increase the confidence and success of anyone who signs up. But, even with all of this information, it's still going to be up to you to put in the work and make it happen. You will definitely have all the tools and resources necessary to be successful, but you're not going to find an elk tied up to a tree when you are finished. If that is what you're looking for, this probably isn't the right place... :-)
What makes you qualified to provide this information?
I am not a professional elk hunter, or a professional educator. I am simply a husband, a father of three awesome children, an engineer by education, and a general contractor by profession. But I am also a lifelong elk hunter with a passion for elk and elk hunting, and a passion for seeing others be successful. My intent with this online course is not to wow you with my incredible elk hunting knowledge or success. In fact, it's quite the opposite. I recognize that I am a student of this amazing world of elk hunting, and I simply want to share what I've learned in 30+ years of elk hunting in the hopes that you will be able to experience the thrill of elk hunting and the taste of consistent success.
I have learned that confidence is vital to consistent success, and this course is designed to increase your confidence in every aspect of elk hunting. I will provide for you every single resource, tactic, strategy, mistake, success, and motivation that I have found and that I use myself in the hopes that your confidence will increase to the point that you know you will be successful each season.
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