Stalking, Bowhunting, Highseat, hunting from a Blind
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 this big game hunt. 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.
Hunting Elk in Australia
Home to pure wilderness and a spectrum of game species animals alien to the rest of the world, Australia hosts a spectacular scenery for hunting and fishing. On the boundless savannah, grazing the grasslands are fidgety hog deer to one of the largest cervids on the planet, the sambar deer and fallow deer game, which are only a few of the fine selection of six species of deer imported from neighbouring lands. Australia also combines a multitude of the classic rabbit ground hunt with the exotic outback experience of mid-night kangaroo culling or the stalking of hefty water buffalo which pulls on the hunter's skillset. Another most sought after big game hunt of Australia is the trophy bull elk found and hunted most actively in South Australia region.
The hunter can make use of following hunting methods in order to hunt this remarkable big game:
- Stalking: a tradition method of walking and stalking your game hunt
- Bow Hunting: Waiting patiently for your game to turn and targeting the hunt at the right time with the bow
- Highseat: A hunting method in which you wait for your big game to turn up and hunt it at the right time
- Hunting from a Blind: In this hunting method you hunt the big game with the help of blinds.
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
Continent(s): North America, Eurasia