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    Bear & Elk

    What advice do you have for going after bear and elk? I have an antlerless elk ML tag and a bear rifle tag for the White River/ Flat tops area. I am thinking of focusing on the elk first, but using a calf distress call which could attract both.

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    I would shoot your elk first, and then come back in and sit on the carcass for the bear. You could even use your ML for both.

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    what he said!!


    5milesback's recommendation is the route I would take as well,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5MilesBack View Post
    I would shoot your elk first, and then come back in and sit on the carcass for the bear. You could even use your ML for both.
    What he said. Just don't move the carcass or they'll try to say you are sitting on bait. Just leave it where it dropped and you processed it.
    My comments are based on a sample size of "me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by 5MilesBack View Post
    I would shoot your elk first, and then come back in and sit on the carcass for the bear. You could even use your ML for both.
    Spot on advice!
    "There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs."

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    Sit an elk wallow or watering hole and either could show up. But yes, if you drop a cow first, your bear odds are going to go way up.

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    Use a calf call while you are walking to help cover your sound, you might call in a cow, or a bear. I have done both many times doing this. Good luck!
    Outdoor author, bear caller, father, proud American, and yes, even a red headed step child.

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    Good advice above. Shoot an elk, then hunt over the carcass. Also be prepared for a bear to answer your cow/calf calls.

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