Elk: Strategies for the Hunter

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Hunting North American elk is a true backcountry adventure. Now noted outdoor writer and avid elk hunter Durwood Hollis shows you everything you need to know about enjoying the hunting experience of a lifetime.

Elk: Strategies For The Hunter teaches you about elk biology, habits and habitats, provides tips on great public land hunting opportunities, lists important items you should never overlook when packing for an elk hunting trip and even ...

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Overview

Hunting North American elk is a true backcountry adventure. Now noted outdoor writer and avid elk hunter Durwood Hollis shows you everything you need to know about enjoying the hunting experience of a lifetime.

Elk: Strategies For The Hunter teaches you about elk biology, habits and habitats, provides tips on great public land hunting opportunities, lists important items you should never overlook when packing for an elk hunting trip and even discusses physical fitness for the elk hunter.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780873419086
  • Publisher: KP Books
  • Publication date: 2/28/2001
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 8.56 (w) x 11.16 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Foreword 8
Author's Note On Western Fires 9
Chapter 1 A Family Affair: It's all in the genes (elk history, biology, and life cycle) 11
Chapter 2 Beat The Odds: Have an ace up your sleeve (play the elk license drawing game and be successful) 20
Chapter 3 The Guided Hunt: How-to pick the right guide, and the right hunt 31
Chapter 4 New Frontiers: Successful public land elk hunters learn to break the barriers (how-to find elk in all wrong places) 42
Chapter 5 Elk Hunting Strategies: It's not what you do, it's how you do it (new ways play the same old game) 53
Chapter 6 Let's Get Physical: If you're going to be an elk hunter, then it's time to shape up 65
Chapter 7 Make The Grade: Don't let a breakdown foul up your elk camp plans 73
Chapter 8 Dress And Pack For The Occasion: Clothing, gear, and gear containment makes the elk hunter 78
Chapter 9 In The Saddle: The do's and don'ts of backcountry equine transport 89
Chapter 10 Kit And Caboodle: Gear and gadgets to make your elk hunt successful and survival possible 100
Chapter 11 Bores And Bullets: When it comes to elk hunting, use enough gun 113
Chapter 12 Downrange: It's all about bullet placement (how to sight-in your rifle) 127
Chapter 13 Elk Smoked With Black Powder: Taste and see (blackpowder elk hunting made easy) 132
Chapter 14 Sticks And Strings: A beginner's guide to bow hunting elk 144
Chapter 15 Through The Looking Glass: An optical advantage is the key to elk hunting success 155
Chapter 16 A Roaring Good Time: Elk calling--the sound of success 166
Chapter 17 After The Shot: Game care basics (field dressing, skinning, field butchering) 173
Chapter 18 The Elk Hunter's Edge: Select the right knife for the job 184
Chapter 19 Elk in the New Millennium: Discussion with the President of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation 194
Afterword 201
Appendix A Western game department resource guide 202
Appendix B Elk cartridge ballistics table, American 203
Appendix C Elk cartridge ballistics table, European, British, Weatherby 204
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