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General Elk Hunting / Re: verification
« on: December 29, 2012, 07:56:04 PM »
Thanks for the feedback guys....we are listening! For the verification, it is set up to only make you do it the first 5 posts....after that, it's not required. This will keep all the spammers from posting unwanted posts over and over. It is a pain, and the letters are hard to read, but it keeps the robots out... :-)

As far as the smart censoring, we'll adjust it as needed....."passing".... :-)

Other Big Game Hunting / Wolves
« on: December 29, 2012, 05:47:58 PM »
We took the kids up to play in the snow today....no deer or elk, but there were wolf tracks all over the place. Might have to head back up in the next few days.... :-)

Anyone else been out wolf hunting yet?

General Elk Hunting / Re: Favorite Elk call?
« on: December 29, 2012, 08:40:21 AM »

You are absolutely OK to list the calls/gear you use....as long as you aren't posting to advertise for a company. COLOelkman is right on....calls are like boots...you need to find the one that works the best for you, and that is the best elk call! :-)

Personally, I use the Elk101 All-Star with the Bully Bull Grunt Tube. I also like to use the Temptress for some added variation.

Hunting Gear / Re: Range Finder Needed or just extra weight?
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:23:06 PM »
I agree with RMHi....sometimes I don't have time to pull it out and use it, but when I have an extra 30 seconds, it sure gives me a sense of security knowing how far it is to a distant tree or rock. When the bull steps out next to it and I know it's 43 yards, I'm far more confident in my shot!

I have used several different rangefinders, and I really like the new Vortex rangefinder.


I like to get close and get aggressive. I cow call to get a response out of the bull, then cut him off with a challenge bugle. Two keys that I feel are very effective....one, being close, the other, being the one to give the challenge. If you bugle first, the bull can fire a challenge at you and he is expecting you to make the move. When you challenge the bull, you are putting the ball in his court and telling him to make the next move. We've had great results with this simple set up for several years.

Elk Hunting Tips & Tactics / Re: Experience with Decoys
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:17:31 PM »

I agree 100%....decoys usually got left behind since they were more hassle than they seemed to be worth. However, I love the Heads Up Decoy since I can strap it to my pack and grab it, ready to go, when I need it. Plus, being able to attach it to the front of the bow is great for those times you are hunting alone.

Decoys are a funny animal....sometimes they work like magic, other times they seem to have no effect... :-)


General Elk Hunting / Re: Hunting Packs
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:09:43 PM »
I had a chance to use the new Tenzing packs this past fall, and for the price range, they are the best I have used. You can spend more and get a better pack for sure, but for a mid-range pack, they did everything I needed them to and they were comfortable. I liked the adjustability of the TZ5000 and the TZ2200 is super lightweight, but carries a moderate load very well. I can't wait to get my hands on the new CF pack they are coming out with.... :-)

General Elk Hunting / Re: Elk sounds
« on: December 28, 2012, 11:05:32 PM »

I don't personally get too tied up in worrying about what elk are saying, and focus more on what I need to say to them to get them in close. That being aid, I've heard barks used 2 different ways....one as a warning (most common), and another as a curiosity/frustration. Sometimes when a bull comes in and knows where a sound is coming from (your bugle or cow call), but can't see another elk there, they will bark....kind of a "something isn't right here" bark.

Glunking is completely different, and is a sound a bull makes typically when he is following a hot cow. When I hear a bull glunking, I try to get close quickly, because there is usually some action happening somewhere nearby!

Hunting Gear / Re: Optics
« on: December 28, 2012, 02:18:47 PM »
In my opinion, if you're looking for a $500-600 pair of binos, I have yet to find one as good as the Viper HD's. They aren't in the same class as the Swaro, Leica, etc., but they are good. If you have a little more budget, the Razor HD's are pretty darn close to the big 3 and half the cost...

Like MT said though, be sure to try them if you can before...everyone's eyes are different. Like boots, one brand may be the best for one person, while another brand may fit better on the next person...


For me, the key to consistently calling in bulls has been to get close to them before I really start calling. If I can get inside 150 yards of a bull, then start calling, my chances of bringing him in close go up exponentially.

General Elk Hunting / Re: Videos
« on: December 28, 2012, 02:14:13 PM »

You can't directly access the Elk101.com pages from the Forum, but if you click on the Elk101 logo at the top left of the page, it will take you to the main Elk101 site. From there, we have a new video player under the 'Videos' link.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Forum Help / I'm having troubles logging in
« on: December 21, 2012, 11:56:49 AM »
Welcome to the brand new Elk101.com Forums!

Due to excessive traffic on our previous platform, we were forced to upgrade to a new server and forum platform. Because of this, all previous content, including usernames, have been reset.

In order to interact on the new Forums, you will need to register a new account. We have also activated the Facebook registration so you can simply use your Facebook profile and profile picture.

Thanks for visiting, and we look forward to your participation on the new Elk101.com Forums!

General Elk Hunting / CONTEST!
« on: December 21, 2012, 11:50:59 AM »
You don't want to miss this one!

To launch our newly remodeled website, we're giving away some GREAT gear! How about a Hoyt bow or a Tenzing pack or Elk101.com elk calls???

It's easy to enter....just interact on the forum! Start 5 new posts and respond to 10 existing posts, then reply to this thread by simply writing "Done" before January 31, 2013. At least one of your posts must include a photo or video as well.

We'll draw a random winner on Feb. 1 for a new Hoyt Charger bow! Plus, the user with the most posts as of January 31, will receive a free TZ1200 backpack. And, we'll be randomly selecting dates throughout January and sending an Elk101.com elk call package to the user with the most posts that day!

Here's the catch...all posts must be on topic and must be related to the category they are posted in....i.e., don't just post the word "hi" over and over, or the same photo over and over...

Good luck!

Archery / Re: Arrow wraps
« on: December 20, 2012, 09:56:11 AM »

I haven't noticed any changes in flight between wraps/no wraps. Tim Endsley from Bad Medicine Archery is building up some new wraps for me and I can't wait to get them on my FMJ's!

Scouting / Trail Cameras / Favorite Trail Camera Photo
« on: December 18, 2012, 05:04:07 PM »
Let's see 'em! What's your favorite trail camera photo?

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