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I am headed to co for the second rifle elk season. Will I need any calls or is the calling done by then? I’m going out around the 16th of oct. Also, I think I can get a bear tag pretty cheap, is the bear hunting done by that time? thanks!
 

cnelk

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To the OP

Toss in a handheld open reed cow call. They can be useful in stopping an elk for a shot.
Or they can be used for a predator call for the bear.

Other than that, nah, dont bother.
 

keepriding

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If you are good with a mouth reed that is a big advantage. I have the worst gag refex of anyone on the planet so I cannot use one. Cow elk calls or not big or heavy so i think it helps to carry several and in your case, carry a couple of reeds and the Hoochie Mama and maybe one other non reed type blow call. The bugle takes up space, but is not heavy so you might just carry a tube and learn to bugle with the reeds. GEt Elknut's videos, I cannot stress enough how educational this is. It will not only increase the odds of calling in a bull, it will reduce the odds of scaring off elk. If I can tell an elk call is out of place I assure you the elk are alerted or running off to the next drainage.
 
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