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Will Primos makes sure that his Bow Vest is ready when the battle starts.He always carries a windchecker, compass, rangefinder, clippers, t-screw, gloves, masks, release, and his reading glasses. To get those bulls in close, Wilbur has his mouth calls, two Mewie Grandes, a Hoochie Mama, a Baby Hoochie, a Hyperlip Single, a Hyperlip Double, a On the Double, and a Bullet Bugle. He always has a pen, just in case he is successful, and needs to fill out his tag.
 

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Every time we hunt elk, we learn something . Over the years, we've recorded their language and listened to it over and over. Then we put what we have learned into our calls, calls that hunters have grown to depend on to make their once in a lifetime hunt a successful one. Not only do we want to develop the best calls on the market, we feel that it is our mission to make sure that our customers have the knowledge and skills to use them out in the field. 

3 Tips To make your Elk Bow Hunt a Success

1. Using a Drop Back Caller

If there is one thing we have stressed in every video, seminar, or causal conversation we have about hunting elk, is to use a "drop back caller." 

Having a caller who is set up 75 to a 100 yards back, and positioned slightly to the left or right, and far enough out of sight, to make the bull look for the caller and not you, gives you the best chance at drawing that bull right past you for a broadside shot.

If you are the one doing the calling, there is a high chance that the bull will either spook or hang up when they can't find the source of the calling, or he will come straight in, not offering you a shot.

 

2. Using a Mouth Call to Stop a BULL

The second thing we have tried to stress to elk hunters, especially first time elk hunters, is the importance of having a mouth call in your mouth ready to stop the bull.

If you are working with a drop back caller that bull should be focused on the source of those calls, to the point where he will ignore you, and drawing him past your position giving you a chance at a broadside shot.

Being able to make one quick "mew" on a mouth call, while you are already at full draw, can often times be the difference between a successful hunt, or just another close call. 

 

3. Taking aN ELK's Temperature

One of the hardest things to do while you trying to call in elk, is trying to figure out how aggressive you need to be to get that bulls attention. 

There are many factors to consider here, the amount of rut activity you have been seeing, how many bulls you think are in the area, and whether your hunting private or public land.  

Your best bet is to start off with a bugle, bulls are less likely to run straight to a bugle, as they would a cow call. They are more likely to respond with a bugle of their own, which should give you an idea of exactly how aggressive you should be calling to be able to get him into bow range. 

If bugling isn't working switch to cow calls, but be ready some bull will act quickly to the sounds of a lost cow. 


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FOR THE FIELD

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Bow

❒ Archery Target

Arrows

❒ Archery Tools

❒ Broadheads

Spare Bow Sight

Bow Sight

❒ Battery Charger

Quiver

 

Stabilizer

CLOTHES

❒ Release 

Camo

❒ Allen Wrench Set

Rain gear

❒  Bow Case

❒ Underwear

Bow Sling

❒ Base Wear

Bowhunter Vest

❒ Insulation

❒ GPS /Phone/ Compass

Hat

❒ Phone Pocket Charger

Gloves

Wind Checker

Balaclava

Rangefinder
    ◻︎ Extra Batteries

❒ Beanie

Binos

Boots

❒ Lens Cloth

Socks

❒ Hunting Knives

❒ Sock Liners

Saw/Clippers

Gaiters

❒ Hatchet/Axe

 

❒ Multi-tool

MEAT CARE

❒ Thermacell
    ◻︎Spare refills
    ◻︎Butane cartridges

❒ Para Cord

Bugles

❒ Tarp or Drop Cloth

Mouth Calls

❒ Game bags

Hand Calls

❒ Processing Knives

Diaphragm Calls

❒ Sharpening Tools

❒ Regulations

❒ Cooler

License/Tags

❒ Vacuum Sealer + Bags

❒ Small ziplocs 

❒ Packing Supplies

❒ Electrical Tape

 

❒ Zip Ties

 

❒ Bear Spray

 

❒ Survival Kit

 

❒ Lighter

 

Headlamp or Flashlight
    ◻︎ Extra Bulbs
    ◻︎ Extra Batteries

 

❒ Orange flagging

 

❒ Toilet Paper

 

❒ Field Wipes

 

❒ Hand Sanitizer

 

❒ Small Role of Duct Tape

 

❒ Decoys

 

Daypack

 

Pack

 

ATV/UTV with spare tire

 

❒ Air Pump

 

❒ Fix a Flat

 

❒ Jump Starter

 

❒ Tool Box

 

FOOD & WATER

 

Water Bottle

 

❒ Nutrition Bars

 

❒ Trail Mix

 

❒ Jerky/Summer Sausage