American Hunter – How to speak elk

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When I first started bowhunting for elk, I was so worried about using the wrong call or sending the wrong message that I often found myself paralyzed with indecision. If an elk hunter ever had a worse case of performance anxiety, I sure do pity the guy.

Nowadays hearing a bugle still induces an adrenaline rush, but not that nervous cramping in the pit of my stomach. And making quick decisions on what call to use is a no-brainer, proving there’s no substitute for experience. The bottom line for elk calling is to be flexible—if what you’re doing isn’t working, try something else.

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