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Master the art of calling a bull to bow range

Trey Curtiss, of Missoula, Mont., and Tony Gilbertson, of Vernonia, Ore., two experienced elk hunters, share their thoughts on the art of calling in bull elks to bow range. (Adobe Stock)
There is no singular approach to elk hunting at any time of the year, but especially so when hunting bugling bulls during the rut. Still, here are a couple of principles that deserve strict attention every day of the season – hunt as many hours each day as possible and then allow the elk to sort of dictate how to approach each situation, with the “situation” usually meaning terrain, cover, weather, and rut phase.
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