Elk Hunting in Alberta consistently represents a rich environment for wildlife to prosper, this is evident in its continuous features in record books including that of Elk.
Best known for: Worldwide trophy Elk hunting
There's hardly much of debate on whether or not to consider Canada on your trip. It stands as one of the world’s top destinations for hunting, an experience unlike any other where remote wilderness has new meaning and danger, yet increasingly desired and admired. Alberta consistently represents a rich environment for wildlife to prosper, this is evident in its continuous features in record books including that of elk. Under the forest green, the deep roar of the elk is unforgettable.
Whether it is your first archery bull, or a regular, annual outing, elk hunting embeds memories from the field that will never leave you.
The calls of a bugling bull elk are immense and memorizing. Cows, or the females too are also impressed by the loudest trumpeter. The louder, more frequent bugling a bull can do, the more attracted the cows are. A true treat for the lucky hunter who has heard them from their hunting position.
Stalking, walking-up, hunting from a ground or tree blind, and calling, there are a variety of ways to bring down big elk.
From a close range, somewhere ideally between 7 and 45 meters an elk with a clear shooting possibility is optimal for bow hunters. Rifle hunting brings a different approach to elk hunting, opening up to long distance field opportunities, and exposed mountain tops; remembering that the habitat for elk can be anything from a grassland prairie to a mountain treeline.
Adaptive hunting strategies to the surroundings given, hunting from a blind or not will get you to the elk.
Be flexible; every elk hunt is different.
Varieties: Rocky Mountain Elk, Roosevelt Elk, Tule Elk, Asian Elk
Scientific name: Cervus Canadensis
Size: height: male 1.5 m, female 1.3 m
Weight: male 320 – 330 kg, female 220 - 240 kg
Lifespan: 13 years
Methods: Bow hunting, Hunting from a blind, Highseat, Stalking