Elk Hunts

Elk, also known as "waipiti", are the second largest animals in the deer family in North America. Native to North America and southern Asia, Elk have also been introduced into other countries like Argentina and New Zealand. Elk are larger and heavier than their closest relative, the Mule deer. Elk cows are smaller than the males and average around 500 lbs. Bull elk are significantly larger (as much as some 25% larger) than cows, and can weight between 700 lbs and 1,300 lbs, depending on the elk species.

Guided Eld Hunt

Only male elk have antlers, which start growing in the spring and are shed each winter. Elk antlers can be as large as 4 feet long and weight nearly 40 lbs. Their antlers are made of a specialized bone which can grow at a rate of nearly an 1 inch per day before mating season. Research has indicated that the development and shedding of antlers is based on the mating season and testosterone. As the breeding season grows near, their testosterone level increase rapidly, which causes the antlers to grow very fast. Once the breeding season is over, the levels of testosterone drop off significantly. This drop in testosterone leads to the shedding of antlers, usually in the early winter. While actively growing, the antlers are covered with and protected by a soft layer of skin known as velvet. The velvet is shed in the summer when the antlers have fully developed.

Elk Hunting

Mature elk usually stay in separate groups of males and females until mating season. During mating season, which is also called the "rut", herds co-mingle as bull elk compete for females as well as run rival males away. Once male elk have mated with a female, she becomes part of his harem, and he will defend her from other males. Rival bulls challenge opponents by bellowing and bugling. Rival males will also size up potential combatants to assess the others antlers, body size and fighting prowess. If neither bull backs down, they engage in a contest of antler wrestling.

Elk typically cover large ranges of territory so be prepared to cover some ground during a hunt. I'd recommend that you prepare yourself physically before the hunt, or you may have some difficulty. Also realize that some sub-species of elk inhabit high elevation areas so you may also be faced with some high altitude hunting. As mentioned above, elk are large, hearty animals; and will require a powerful rifle round.

Here are some excellent elk hunts that are available now:

IN COLORADO ELK ARE KING COME AN TAKE A COUPLE OF OUR 375000 ELK HOME
IN COLORADO ELK ARE KING COME AN TAKE A COUPLE OF OUR 375000 ELK HOME
$1,995.00
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NO TRESPASSING WILL BE SHOT FUNNY ALUMINUM SIGN PRIVATE PROPERTY DEER ELK HUNT
NO TRESPASSING WILL BE SHOT FUNNY ALUMINUM SIGN PRIVATE PROPERTY DEER ELK HUNT
$12.50
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2014 7 DAY HUNTING TRIP Deposit 500 COLORADO ARCHERY ELK HUNT OTHER BOBCAT
2014 7 DAY HUNTING TRIP Deposit 500 COLORADO ARCHERY ELK HUNT OTHER BOBCAT
$500.00
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2014 7 DAY HUNTING TRIP Deposit 500 COLORADO ARCHERY ELK HUNT OTHER CAT PRO
2014 7 DAY HUNTING TRIP Deposit 500 COLORADO ARCHERY ELK HUNT OTHER CAT PRO
$500.00
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2014 7 DAY Hunt SOUTHERN COLORADO ARCHERY ELK BEAR DEER ANTELOPE Trophy RV
2014 7 DAY Hunt SOUTHERN COLORADO ARCHERY ELK BEAR DEER ANTELOPE Trophy RV
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8h 26m
Gun RiFLE BIG GAME HUNT WINCHESTER TREE BLIND AMMO ELK SPORT TROPHY OTHER BLACK
Gun RiFLE BIG GAME HUNT WINCHESTER TREE BLIND AMMO ELK SPORT TROPHY OTHER BLACK
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8h 26m
TRINIDAD COLORADO PRIVATE LAND 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK HUNT RATE DEER ANTELOPE
TRINIDAD COLORADO PRIVATE LAND 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK HUNT RATE DEER ANTELOPE
$500.00
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2014 7 DAY FULLY GUIDED SOUTHERN COLORADO ARCHERY ELK HUNT DEER BK BEAR HD
2014 7 DAY FULLY GUIDED SOUTHERN COLORADO ARCHERY ELK HUNT DEER BK BEAR HD
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8h 27m
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED SOUTHERN COLORADO LAND ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED SOUTHERN COLORADO LAND ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8h 27m
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL BUCK MONSTER HUNT
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL BUCK MONSTER HUNT
$500.00
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TRINIDAD COLORADO PRIVATE LAND 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER ANTELOPE
TRINIDAD COLORADO PRIVATE LAND 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER ANTELOPE
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8h 28m
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED MULE DEER LAND ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER GUN BOW
2014 7 DAY LODGING INCLUDED MULE DEER LAND ARCHERY ELK HUNT BEAR DEER GUN BOW
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8h 28m
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTELOPE HUNT
ELK HUNT HIGH COUNTRY TAXIDERMY BUGLE BEAR MULE DEER WHITETAIL ANTELOPE HUNT
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8h 28m
TRINIDAD COLORADO PRIVATE LAND 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK HUNT BIG GAME GUN RIFLE
TRINIDAD COLORADO PRIVATE LAND 30000 ACRES ARCHERY ELK HUNT BIG GAME GUN RIFLE
$500.00
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Gun RiFLE BIG GAME HUNT MATHEWS HD TREE STANDS DEER ELK SPORT TROPHY OTHER BLACK
Gun RiFLE BIG GAME HUNT MATHEWS HD TREE STANDS DEER ELK SPORT TROPHY OTHER BLACK
$500.00
Time Remaining: 8h 29m