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Ron Spomer

338 Win Mag – the Ultimate Elk Round


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Most have never seen commercial production, but the 338 Win. Mag. has. Since Winchester introduced it in 1958, this belted magnum round has slowly but steadily proven itself as the best balance between shootability and lethal terminal performance of any current production cartridges employed in elk habitat. That, of course, is just my opinion, but […]

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Ron Spomer

Elk Stopping Cartridges


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I wouldn’t recommend it. Yes, under ideal conditions you can tip over the biggest bull with the smallest cartridge. But do you really want to risk all your marbles on catching ideal conditions? Most of us find our fleeting shooting opportunities when the wind is howling, the angle is steep, the range is long, there […]

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Live the Legend

The Often Overlooked Elk Season


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Montana rifle seasons are later October through November, and Arizona and New Mexico have some opportunities in November and December. What these hunts have in common are that you will be pursuing post rut elk, and though in many locations the hunting can be excellent, tactics must be altered from typical early season hunts. I […]

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Live the Legend

Elk – North America’s Most Majestic Game


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I want the power and range that a rifle gives me, and there are varied seasons ranging from August to December in different states or Canadian provinces where using a rifle are legal. In the early seasons when elk are bugling, I just don’t think you can find a better hunt. You can locate bulls […]

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Melissa Bachman

4 Tips When Early Season Elk Are Silent


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  Stay Longer. It’s really important to stay on your setups longer than you think would be needed. Find a place with good visibility and stay setup a little longer than normal. I’ve fond setting up doing cow calls and then just waiting a solid 15 min in silence can be extremely helpful. 30 minutes […]

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