University of Elk Hunting Online Course

(363 customer reviews)


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363 reviews for University of Elk Hunting Online Course

  1. Trent Williams (verified owner)

    I have never taken an Elk but I feel as though the information in this course has me targeting the handful of challenges presented for future hunts and answered the questions to why I didn’t have success the few times I have entered the Elk woods. I primarily hunt private land in my home state of North Carolina for white-tailed deer and I focus on bowhunting year round no matter what species of deer or state that I travel to. I am blessed to have a home base to hone my skills in the woods whether its spring turkey calling or our state’s early and long bow season. Creation no matter where I travel seems to always “fill my bag” and my memories to share with my ‘littles”. A special thank you to you Corey, Donnie, Randy and the ELK101 team and families for restoring my confidence, God Bless You All!

  2. Emile Legendre (verified owner)

    I had previously gone on a one week elk hunt out of state a few years back and saw no elk. Didn’t really have an understanding of elk behavior at that time. I signed up for this course in September and went through the modules and was successful on public land this year with my first bull. The app is really great to have on the phone for when things are slow in the field you can brush up on some of the topics discussed. I think it was worth the price of admission.

  3. Brady Megal (verified owner)

    Excellent information and a great place to find all you need to know to get started and be a successful elk hunter! Thanks for putting this together Corey!

  4. THOMAS PARKER (verified owner)

    2021: my first year ever of hunting anything. My buddy and I had a grand total of 0 experience with hunting. I had decided to hunt elk, (an animal I had only ever seen in pictures never in real life) with my bow as an introduction to hunting, I was not disappointed… Knowing that we were going to hunt elk, I did as much research as possible to learn the ins and outs of bowhunting, I stumbled across elk101 University of Elk Hunting, I purchased and listened to every episode, some two, three, four times to make sure I got it right. Our first day out we were trying to get the hang of everything, keeping in mind all I had learned from the UEH. We called in multiple cows in bow range and decided not to seal the deal; after all, we had just barely started getting into this… After a few days of encounters and never deciding to take a shot we accidentally called in a gigantic 6×6 bull, 12 feet away, I thought he was going to run me over! He came around the corner of some thick aspens and stopped to stare, I couldn’t believe it. Unfortunately we only had a cow tag or we’d have had some serious work to do. I blame some of my success on luck, but mostly what I had learned from UEH, it was an amazing experience and I’d recommend becoming a member to anybody who is interested in being successful in elk hunting!

  5. John Ciurczak (verified owner)

    The course is excellent for a newbie looking to hunt elk in PA and KY in the near future. The videos are very well done and the courses work well on my iphone when listening to them.

  6. John Houston (verified owner)

    Whether you’re an experienced elk hunter or brand new, this course will help you understand elk better than before. And it’s entertaining! ❤️????????????

  7. Tom Knol (verified owner)

    Enjoyed reading many of the classes and hoping to remember it all on my first CO OTC DIY Bow this September. Thanks for putting it together from a ‘flatlander’ in MI

  8. Jesse Johnson (verified owner)

    AWESOME COURSE! It transitioned me from being hesitant and nervous to even attempt the daunting task of hunting Elk, to being excited, educated and confident! Of course, I understand and accept the reality of elk hunting success…This course calmed my nerves, taught me so much, and gave me a base knowledge and guide to begin my elk hunting journey. Thank you to everyone who contributed.

  9. shan Trouton (verified owner)

    great course

  10. Arthur Ferber (verified owner)

    Great course! I’ve hunted elk with good success my entire life. This course gave me new tools, and techniques that will make me a more proficient/confident bowhunter! I will recommend your course to any serious elk hunter.
    Thanks Cory!

  11. Jeremy Daugherty (verified owner)

    Awesome course! So much valuable information. Can’t wait to put all of this to the test this fall. Thank you for putting this together.

  12. William Sheldon (verified owner)

    I went on my first elk hunt 2 years ago and while I was able to find plenty of elk and have a couple close encounters, I wasn’t able to bring home an elk. My lack of previous experience at that point made me feel like I was missing a critical piece of knowledge. This year I was lucky enough to draw elk tags in 2 states and wanted to do everything I could to capitalize on this awesome opportunity. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and the valuable information found within. I will definitely be recommending this to everyone I know that wants to hunt elk. Taking the course has helped boost my confidence. Bring on September and the adventures!

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  14. ZACHARY YODER (verified owner)

    When in moved out west from the mid-west in 2015 I only know how to effectively hunt white-tailed deer. My first year elk hunting was more of “a guy lost in the woods”. I had no idea how to find elk.
    Since taking this course I have found elk the following years when others had not. I’ve yet to seal the deal on one (I was so excited I missed last year’s bull) but I’m confident I will find them again thanks to Elk101!
    It’s a great course for all experience levels due to the wealth of knowledge packed into it.
    I highly recommend this course.

  15. Allen Cain (verified owner)

    It’s all starting to come together now. Things I have experienced in the field are making sense now. Great explanation of information that I am looking forward to applying this year with more confidence and enhanced technique. Thanks Corey!!

  16. John Funk (verified owner)

    Thought I’d review it– nothing like “going hunting” with the world champion elk caller’s notes in your back pocket. With enough work I feel like I could apply these lessons and maybe even beat Corey to an Elk…not going to quit my day job though. Keep up the good work!

  17. MARK ZONG (verified owner)

    I live in central Pa., I have been archery elk hunting 3 times, twice guided. I’m 0 for 3 with one shot opportunity. I’m nearing retirement and would love to find a state where I can DIY every year. This course is FULL of information that I never even thought about! I just finished listening to the course online but it’s like a great movie, I must go through it again! Well worth the money and it’s very organized and in depth. Hopefully this September in New Mexico, will be ” the year” to get this monkey off my back!

  18. Anthony Lawrence (verified owner)

    This course dropped a ton a valuable information on me! I got my first 2 satelite bulls late rifle season the last 2 seasons. I had hiked well over a 100 miles in archery season not knowing exactly what I was doing. I had found all the rubs and sign I needed to know they were there, but I could never get on them. With the information provided here, I now know what I was doing wrong. I now have a stronger understanding of elk behavior throughout each stage of the rut, how to call and speak their language, how to set up for the shot, and so much more. Im very confident my elk tag will be filled with my bow this season!

  19. William Brady (verified owner)

    This is the best hunting course I have ever taken. Your information that you provide is easy to understand. I seen all the mistakes I have made in my past hunt and continued to the pass season, and why I failed to fill my tags. The course showed what good bugling could do, as well as set up. When I tag out this season I will love to share my photos with you. Thank you so very much.

  20. Michael Fasbender (verified owner)

    I have hunted elk for 12 years & I’m through 3 chapters now & learning new things. so far great course.

  21. Nelson Brubaker (verified owner)

    That was a lot of info to cram into my small brain but hopefully it’ll help improve the way we hunt and get us more than just he awesomeness of being out in the high country for a few weeks One of these years the ball will be in my court and ill be able to eat more than my tag Thanks for all the tips and good luck to you guys hunting as well

  22. Jake Revette (verified owner)

    Man, what a great arrangement of knowledge! Loved the detail, I recently moved to Idaho and went to the panhandle ever having chased elk, let alone diy backpacking on my own and while I learned a lot, I was left with a lot of questions. This course answered em all, and I have came back to it almost daily to reabsorb some information as its so much its hard to retain it all. Certainly worth the cost if you really want to be successful. I’ve got a lot better feeling and more confidence going into the 2021 season.

  23. Kenny Brown (verified owner)

    This is a great course for anyone who wants to up the ante on their elk game. Lots of this stuff I knew, some I suspected and even more that I had never thought about so did not have a clue.
    The best and most appreciated aspect is that Corey has an ability to connect the dots of knowledge and information so that you can develop a system around your own hunting style.
    I am to old to go chasing 10 miles off the road or want to spend nights out beyond the road in a skimpy bag covered by a tarp eating food out of a plastic bag for 3-4 days. But we find elk and we get into them every year. I am now better equipped mentally to take advantage of the opportunities we earn.
    This course is worth double the cost just reading it. Take the time to understand what you are reading, review it regularly and you are getting a lifetime of experience and research for a bargain price..
    Thank you for producing this

  24. Chris Wilderman (verified owner)

    Dear Corey…..

    Thank you for this amazing resource. I am a 49-year-old OTC DYI hunter who has been archery hunting for 21 years. I have been blessed enough to harvest meat the last six years straight but that is because I am a meat hunter and not a horn hunter. That said I am proud to report that out of these past six years, the first year was a deer and the last five have been elk (cow, bull, bull, cow, bull).

    I joined the UEH this year because for the first year in a long time I would be hunting solo as my long-time friend and hunting partner drew a bull moose tag and I wanted to tap into your knowledge bank. I am happy to report that because of the information I learned in your courses I was able to take a nice 5×5 bull (my second solo animal but my first solo bull). I never would have been as aggressive with my calling as I was and I owe it all to you and your teaching.

    Thank you! I am a believer and will be back next year!


  25. Steve Baldwin (verified owner)

    Went thru the course last year and I am now going thru the calling and setup. The course is very informative and helped me call in a bull for the first time this archery season in Colorado. I have never used diaphragm calls until this year(just cow calling) and am now trying to get better. I have been reviewing the calling module and trying to get the bugling and other calls down. You guys are awesome watching the hunts and giving instruction and can’t wait for Destination ElkV3. Use the google earth to scout the an area I just started hunting and followed closely what Corey explained about bedding areas, food, and water sources. I found bulls in each area to my surprise just not legal. The course is great to revisit anytime.

    Thanks for all you guys do!

  26. Ronald Hudson (verified owner)

    I’ve hunted elk for over 30 years and hit the 10% success rate that Corey talks about. After taking this course, I learned so much more about the wind and thermals that really helped during archery season. Although, I didn’t get one during archery season, I had many more encounters than I normally have. Now I just have to work on the setup part a little more. I was able to find success for both my son and me during rifle season on a couple of cows which I attribute to Corey’s section on conditioning. Before, I didn’t really do any type of conditioning and I would be just worn out. This year, I started to do some conditioning starting early in the summer and I feel so much better. I was able to walk farther and find more elk. The pack out wasn’t as bad either!

  27. Paul stanley (verified owner)

    Two years ago I made the decision that I wanted to learn how to elk hunt. I searched online for research on elk habitat, and found some very lengthy university studies. In the process I ran across Cory Jacobs and elk 101. As a general contractor and a father of three time to sit down and read is in short supply. The ability to listen to the audio portion of elk Uni was invaluable to me allowing me to listen while I worked. The information contained in the online elk university was spot on with the information I found in the university studies of elk movement and habitat. The form in which the information is presented in elk University is laid out perfectly. After completing the course I made my first attempt last year at elk hunting. Didn’t have much time but did have some close elk counters. This year after reviewing the course material again I found myself in a better location with better elk sign and intern lots of elk. I was lucky enough to call In this elk using and simple open read Cow call and a conqueror mouthpiece. With my heart pounding he came in head on, gave him a little bit of the silent treatment and with a bit of luck he turn broadside for a perfect shot. Without elk University I highly doubt in my second year I would’ve been able to take an elk solo not to mention a beautiful six point. Thank you elk University and Cory for putting together the best online Elk hunting resource.

    Paul Stanley

  28. Jonathon Jackson (verified owner)

    This year I was drawn not only for my first ever Elk hunt, but also my first ever archery hunt. I’ve only hunted whitetail with a gun or crossbow up until this year so I felt very unprepared. I was skeptical of this course at first but after going through the modules I felt WAY more confident despite the low success rate of harvesting an elk that we often hear about. Using the E-Scouting tactics Corey goes over, and finally getting boots on the ground, it took only 3 days to put myself in a position for a shot. After 20 minutes of stalking, I was able to sneak in on a 5×6 herd bull once his herd moved out of range at which point I dropped him with a 45 yard shot. The shot was high and I clipped a nerve in his neck but I contribute that to my adrenaline running way high and not being able to steady the shot. The guys I was hunting with have been elk hunting every year since the 80’s and they couldn’t believe what happened. They called it beginners luck. I’ll recommend this class to anyone because there is so much information provided that you are bound to learn something new. Thanks Corey.

  29. nick cox (verified owner)

    This course has grown my confidence in learning on how to get the job done in archery season. The bugle call is probably one of the hardest things for me, already so much better.

  30. Robert Holland (verified owner)

    YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS. I have moderate experience and success with deer and bear hunting. No experience with elk hunting. For some reason I got interested in the later. Read the course pretty much from start to finish in 1 setting and practiced calling while driving to and from work for a few months. Due to Covid, license complexity and family responsibilities I could not put together a elk hunting trip for this year. I then decided that major satisfaction would come with calling in a bull to within archery range and taking a video. I went to a state with elk. It took me a few days to find them. On my first hunt, I got answers to my calls right off. I followed Elk101 guidelines to the letter. Thirty minutes into the hunt I had a bull moving towards me. He arrived at 40 minutes into the hunt. Wonderful image of the bull looking around for the cow (me) that was calling him. With another hunter and a setup it would have been high probability for success. He eventually saw and did not like me. After he left, I checked my camera – battery dead 1 minute before he arrived. Corey’s background and engineering training make him a great instructor.

  31. Adam Benike (verified owner)

    Corey is very articulate, detailed and a proven leader in the “Elk experience”. I took time to listen and watch ELK 101 and I have become a better hunter for it. If you are an avid Elk hunter, rookie like me or a seasoned vet, you will learn from this course. Well done, thanks Corey and team. Keep up the great work!

  32. Daniel Eliason (verified owner)

    I have so appreciated this course! As a Canadian, I was a little worried that it wouldn’t translate to where I hunt. When I saw the first few modules about choosing units and tags etc. I thought that maybe the case… I’m so grateful that I was wrong! The wealth of knowledge in this course is SO helpful! I have hunted for about 20 years and have been hunting elk for the last 5 years in the Rockies of BC, and still learned SO much from this course! I highly recommend it!

  33. Wallace McAbee (verified owner)

    I loved this course! Helped move me from a seasoned deer hunter and outdoorsman from Georgia and prepare me for success. My son lives in Denver and we are both trying to become elk hunters together – great Father and Son time. Adding Randy Newburg a big plus. Only suggestion would be to add more content for rifle hunters for post-rut and late seasons. Corey and Randy are great coaches. Plan to watch many times. Thanks again! Wallace McAbee

  34. David Kalanick (verified owner)

    I should have joined earlier. I have hunted elk for 20 years public land. I learned a lot the hard way. This course will save you some of the hardships. The scouting section is extremely helpful. I got the course to help me master diaphragm calls and setup strategies when a elk is coming in or you are going after. I am improving and that’s what counts. The 101 3 pack red green white reeds where a game changer for me. This course will save you more than it’s cost. The more you understand Elk the closer you are to achieve success!

  35. Jeffrey Kammerzell (verified owner)

    Lots of great information, going to take some time digesting. Look forward to using the tutorials for polishing up my cow calling & bugling.

  36. Richard Howard (verified owner)

    Comprehensive elk knowledge! Thanks! I’ve hunted elk several years but learned many new nuggets of information in every chapter. I have tried to use diaphragm calls for years and was never able to make so much as a squeak. Watching Corey’s tutorials gave me the confidence to try one more time! Now I can make reasonable elk sounds and now I practice on my 2.5 hour round trip commute! Can’t wait to hone this new skill out in the field in a few short weeks!

  37. MARK BROWNING (verified owner)

    I thought it was good, I’m going to go through it a couple of times. Knowing I’m going to be going through it a couple of times about half way through it I quit watching the videos. I wanted an overall picture of everything. I’m going to go back and watch just the videos then make a third run and read and watch everything I think I need to see twice.

    There are a couple of changes I would make:
    1. It would be nice to copy and past, not sure what you used to create the pages but I cannot copy from the text then past into Word for my own personal cheat sheet.
    2. Maybe have a page that includes all the videos so we don’t have to search each module for them.


  38. Donald Pratt (verified owner)

    Hi, Corey, First of all thankyou for making this course available! The information in this course is invaluable! you have given a lifetime of Elk Hunting knowledge to everyone who wants to learn to hunt Elk! That’s Amazing! I consider my self to be a very knowledgeable Whitetail hunter with over 50+ years of hunting them in different states and being successful. But I don’t think I would have the Patience or the amount of time sitting to put together all the information like you have done in this Elk hunting course! Bless you! This is what I new that I needed to help me to be more successful in harvesting an Elk! It’s Like all that I know about Deer that makes me successful! But now for Elk! It’s what I have been looking for for years but could never find. The real heart of Elk hunting and pursuing Elk! You have a great Passion-Don’t lose it! I took my time going through the course an was amazed by what I was learning about elk. You really need to really know your Animal that your hunting to really be successful. And knowledge of your quarry can definitely make you a better hunter! Again -Thankyou for a Awesome Course! Donald Pratt, Houston TX. By the way Me and my daughter will be heading to your home state in September during the Rut with my Muzzleloader in hand in Any Weapons in the Middlefork Zone! Happy Hunting!

  39. Paul Fiege (verified owner)

    WOW! So much information and at a wonderful price. Thank you Corey for your willingness to share. I have been watching and listening to Elk Talk podcast and your pal Randy. I am so glad I came to UEH you bring all your rabbit holes together in one nice canyon of information. I agree with Lonnie, if you can put a scroll on the audio controls that would be great, I had to pause and resume quite a bit. I think I saw a grouse out my window.

  40. Douglas Hartman (verified owner)

    Corey, great job putting this course together. I’ve gone through this material several times and always pick up something that I missed the previous time. I especially needed help reading maps and this course really helped me do that. Thanks again!

  41. kevin smith (verified owner)

    I think this course is a good start to getting past that 10% group. I picked up a lot of good tips and can”t

    Picked up a lot of good tips taking this course. Hopefully it will get me past that 10% group!

  42. John Christensen (verified owner)

    5 STARS!!!! An in-depth and must have course for every elk hunter whether new or seasoned hunter.

  43. lonnie phillips (verified owner)

    Great information. Just got it and could not get away from the computer for HOURS. Wish I would’ve had this before I went out to CO last year for my first Elk hunt. Only one suggestion for improvement, if possible. The start/stop button for the audio that corresponds with the text is at the top of the page. If you are like me and prefer to read and hear at the same time, you have to scroll back up to stop if you want to repeat, and then scroll back down. If the tech guys could make a traveling audio control button that would be good. Lonnie

  44. Rob Crane (verified owner)

    Quality product and instruction

  45. Dan Woodall (verified owner)

    Really good and useful information in this course. Highly recommend.

  46. Samuel (verified owner)

    I signed up for this course 4 years ago and depending on the definition of success it was a great year.
    I got on elk, and saw a lot because I learned where to look. I did not harvest that year do to a bad two man set up.
    I didn’t lose hope and have harvested the past two year thanks to my new elk knowledge because of this course

  47. Aaron Pudlicki (verified owner)

    AWESOME info Thanks! Happy Hunting

  48. JOHN MATLOCK (verified owner)

    Wow, what a great course! I have dreams now how I am going to use the information and become a successful elk hunter.

  49. Caleb Bailey (verified owner)

    Lots of great information. Highly recommend even for a longtime hunter

  50. Don Anderson (verified owner)

    I just renewed my Membership in the UEH. After completing the course last year, my hunting success was drastically improved. I had archery hunted elk for over 40 years with only one successful hunt. I am always an OTC DYI hunter, but unfortunately was caught up in the same old rut of most of the unsuccessful elk hunters (no pun intended). After multiple committed reviews of the information contained in the UEH course, and careful application of the tools and techniques last season, I was able to pull a nice 6×6 into 17 yards while my son-in-law launched an arrow to harvest a great bull. Thank you Cory and your other contributors for the opportunity to learn more!! This was time and money well invested.

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