Montana Rifle Elk 10809
During the rifle elk season bulls have started to move away from their cows. They become more solitary, demanding that hunters first find them by hiking to the ridge tops and glassing. Early in the season (last week of October) the residual effects of the rut remain, and it’s not uncommon to find bulls still traveling with cows. Bugling and cow calling can still be effective at this time of year. As the season progresses, however, bulls will become increasingly independent. They will concentrate exclusively on feeding, resting, and recovering from the rigors of the rut and at this point it’s all about putting in the miles, finding an animal to work with, and doggedly chasing him until you get a shot. Once located, you and your guide slow down and make a plan… and the hunt is on! Rifle elk hunts are all about thoughtful planning and putting in the time and miles. Average shot distance is 100 yards. Slipping in on a big, solo bull is as good as it gets!