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General Elk Hunting / Re: New To Elk Hunting
« on: February 15, 2017, 09:49:11 AM »
I would echo everything Backcountry_Hunter said....

General Elk Hunting / Re: tenzing pack question.
« on: February 15, 2017, 09:47:01 AM »
Hey Kurt!

Backpacks are always a tough one as everyone will have a recommendation, but here is mine...  ;D

I would look at the EXO 3500 for what you are looking at doing. The EXO only weighs about 4 pounds, so it is lightweight for day hunts. Plus, it compacts down really small for those day hunts. The really nice thing about the EXO pack is that it carries as much weight as you want to put on it. So, if you get an elk, you can also pack the elk out with the same pack. At 3500 ci, it is plenty of capacity for 3-4 nights of bivy hunting as well. I know it is a little more money than an equivalent Tenzing pack, but it is the most efficient "cross-over" pack I have ever used, and it is well worth the few extra dollars investment.

Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Phelps reeds?
« on: February 01, 2017, 12:50:20 PM »

What diaphragms did you have troubles with from RMHC last fall? If you contact Kurt at RMHC, I have nodoubt that he will replace them, no question.

My two favorite diaphragms are the Misstress and the All-Star...both are significantly different from the blue and orange ones, so they may not be quite as comfortable for you, but I have had great luck with those calls and they have lasted a long time (I used 3 diaphragms in 20+ days of elk calling last fall).

And, keep your eyes out for some new elk calls coming out in the next few months as well...  ;)

University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE / Re: Course coupon question
« on: January 06, 2017, 02:51:36 PM »
I just double checked, and GRITTY40 is still active and worked when I applied it. Not sure what happened there, but I'm glad you were able to get signed up using FORUMS40. Thanks guys!

University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE / Re: Course coupon question
« on: January 02, 2017, 10:31:40 AM »
Hey guys!

Sorry for the mix-up on the Elkhunter40 discount code. They ran the ad incorrectly, after the discount code had expired. As mentioned above, the code GRITTY40 (Gritty Bowmen podcast) is still active for $40 off, as is the FORUMS40 discount code at the same price. Again, I apologize for the troubles.


General Elk Hunting / Re: Why do I suck at Elk Hunting? Seriously, help!
« on: October 26, 2016, 08:50:06 PM »

Seriously, sign up for the UEH Online Course. It covers ever single issue you mentioned in your post in GREAT detail, plus a TON more! If you sign up before the end of October, it will cost you less than it costs you to drive from Washington to Idaho...use code 'LASTCHANCE40' and you can sign up for just $59. Here is the link:


You can do it! Become one of the 10%'ers!

Many thanks,

General Elk Hunting / Recap of my 2016 Elk Season
« on: October 12, 2016, 09:34:01 PM »
Hi guys!

September is gone for another 11 months. Most years, I get a little bit of the October blues, but this year, I'm kind of glad it's gone! Don't get me wrong, I love September. But I'm ready for a break! My legs and back are ready for a break! Between September 2 and October 5, I put over 170 miles on my boots and packed 7 bulls out of the woods. I feel like an old rutted-out bull elk that is just lying on a hillside recovering from the rut! But you can bet that by August of next year, I'll be ready to go again!

There were so many highlights from this elk season, it's hard to capture them all here in this post. Fortunately, we did manage to capture all 7 elk hunts on video, and the footage is insane. Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming film(s). This season, I was able to watch my 13-year-old son, Isaac, shoot his first bull elk with a bow, as well as help out on some amazing youth hunts through the Hunt of a Lifetime organization. It was truly a special season. Click below for the summary of my elk season:


Many thanks,

P.S. If you don't want to read the full post from my elk season, at least scroll through the photos. We captured some amazing images this season....
Click here


Hey guys!
I'll be doing another Facebook LIVE Q&A Event tomorrow evening (6:00 p.m. MST). The focus will be on Elk Calls and Elk Calling, and you'll be able to type questions into the comments area, and I'll do my best to answer as many as I can during the live video feed.

Just go to the Elk101.com Facebook page at 6:00 p.m. (MST), and you'll see the live video feed, and you can tune in. And if you miss it, it'll be available to watch afterwards as well. Click the link for the Elk101.com Facebook page (be sure to "like" the page to see the video).


Hunting Gear / Re: Sitka bugle tube cover with ziper?
« on: August 22, 2016, 09:09:29 AM »
Yep, my awesome one-of-a-kind bugle cover is the handy work of my wife's sewing abilities! :-) I took an old Sitka core crew LS shirt and cut the sleeve off (the sleeve with the zipper pocket). My wife then sewed it up to fit snuggly on my Bully Bull EXTREME bugle tube, and it is awesome!

We have a WINNER! Thanks so much to everyone who signed up and entered to win the $5000 Elk Hunting Gear Giveaway! The winner of this awesome gear package is...

Kelly T. from Cottage Grove, OR

Congrats Kelly!

Hunting Gear / Re: Best Pack for Hauling Gear and Meat?
« on: August 09, 2016, 08:31:16 AM »
I've personally used most of the packs listed so far, plus a handful more (Eberlestock, Tenzing, Sitka, etc.), and I'd be hard pressed to find a better pack for my style of hunting than the EXO. It is light and tough.....weighs 4 pounds and can haul more than I should ever carry on my back. It doesn't have a lot of extra bells and whistles, but it is super comfortable and carries a load as well as any pack I've used. I've used the EXO 3500 for 3 seasons, and just got the new EXO 2000. Both are AWESOME!

The price is $499 - $549....plus, if you sign up for the University of Elk Hunting ONLINE COURSE, there is a discount code to save 10% ($50-55) on an EXO pack....basically, that discount alone will pay for the course... :-)


Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Setup Question
« on: July 18, 2016, 09:16:22 AM »

Great question. I personally wouldn't hit the treestand before the 4:30 a.m. showing of the bulls. There are a couple reasons....first, you can't shoot them when they come in at 4:30 (which I know that you know). The main reason though, is that the thermals are going to change between 4:30 a.m. and noon. If you are in the tree, you have effectively spread your scent in two prominent directions. I would wait until the thermals change (9 or 10 a.m.) and then head into the tree, making sure your scent is blowing away from the direction the elk are approaching from. The last reason is thatI have no patience, and sitting in a treestand for 8-10 hours is not an option for me...  8)

Good luck! We'd love to know what you decide to do, and we'd love to see pictures (the bulls now on trail camera AND the pictures of your success)!

General Elk Hunting / Re: Best bows for 2016
« on: July 18, 2016, 09:09:41 AM »
I agree 100% with jstephens61....shoot several bows and find the one that feels best to you. I, too, shot Hoyts for 13+ years, and really liked them. However, last year, I decided to take a look at multiple bows and see if there was anything I was missing. After a month of shooting 4 different bows, I couldn't make myself pick up anything other than the Prime Alloy. This year, I picked up the new Prime Rize, and I am loving it as well! I would definitely recommend shooting a Prime as you are making your decision (make sure you shoot one that has a longer axle to axle length as you are over 6' tall).

Congrats to Michael Denny from Washington! Michael is the winner of the first of two major giveaways we are doing this summer and will be traveling to Boise, ID to spend a day chatting elk and elk hunting with me.

The next giveaway will be on August 10th, and will be the $5000 Elk Hunting Gear package. For more details, and to enter to win, click the link below:


Hey usmcvet!

As Wyo67 mentioned, the online course has way more detail than the original U of EH DVD's. The ability to explain things so much better with the online format is amazing, and enabled me to use video, as well as written word and images/diagrams. Additionally, there are multiple topics in the online course that weren't even mentioned in the DVD's. If you think of the DVD's as 100-level college courses, the online course is like a master's program... :-)

You can see some of the details of the course, as well as the topics/subjects covered and an overview of each Module by clicking here:


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