YOUR success rate on elk.

Bull_n_heat

Junior Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2017
Messages
41
Location
Wyoming
2009 - SD cow
2011 - WY cow
2012 - 1 bull (had cow tag as well)
2013 - OR bull
2014 - OR archery skunk
2015 - WY calf (delicious)
2016 - OR archery skunk
2017 - WY calf
2018 - 1 bull, 1 cow, 1 calf (WY allows three tags)
2019 - WY bull

10 seasons, 10 elk, ~18 tags (all killed with rifle; 2 archery skunks)
 

Fridaythe13th

Senior Member
Joined
Aug 8, 2018
Messages
311
Location
Minnesota
The 1st 4 years of archery I was 0 for 4 the last 2 years 2 for 2. So 2 for 6... rifle 2 for 4. Getting to know the land and find spots that hold elk are the big key for stick and string.
 

Dark timber

Newbie
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
1
In 8 years of hunting elk in western WA, I’ve killed:
Musket - 2 bulls/1 cow
Rifle - 1 bull

The years I didn’t kill one, I either missed, had a misfire, or had my buddy shoot because he only had a couple days of our week long season off. I have a real love/hate relationship with my muzzleloader :/
 

pgsalton

Newbie
Joined
Jan 14, 2020
Messages
2
Location
Kodiak, Alaska
All of my elk hunting has been in Alaska on Afognak Island. I've shot 11 elk in 18 years. However we hunt as a group and some years I do not even have a tag but I still go along to help and share in the hunt. The other hunters do the same. Over 18 years we have harvested 23 elk (with 3 years where we got shut out). We generally have a week to hunt, and quit once we get one or two elk. I think the average hunt is about 5 days.
 

Nsmith163

Junior Member
Joined
Jan 8, 2020
Messages
13
12 elk hunts over the past 13 years, three bulls killed. However I have passed up a couple in the past five years. Oregon westside general rifle season.
 
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