Hot Weather Elk Hunting
If you’re planning your elk hunting travel schedule, don’t disreard the fact that hot weather elk hunting can be highly productive. Spot and stalk is a very common method used by many elk hunters. Spot and stalk is where the hunters glass areas for elk, and then come up with a plan to stalk the elk. After deciding what to do the hunters slowly creep with in range of the elk for a shot. Elk hunting guides should know the area, terrain where the elk are moving.
Waiting on trails between bedding and feeding areas
Elk feed at night and head to their bedding area about mid-morning. They also get up from their bedding area and start working towards feeding and watering areas in the later afternoon. A good tactic to use is waiting on the trails that lead between these bedding and feeding/watering areas. Make sure your guides have been scouting year round and know where the elk are feeding and bedding.
Sitting over a feeding area or water source
Sitting over a meadow where the elk have been feeding or a water source they have been using can be very effective. Especially on a hot day, a well used water source such as a pond can be a great place to bag that trophy bull Elk. A scouting camera come in handy to pattern the elk. Hunting from a tree stand in these areas can also be very effective.
After harvesting an elk, it is important to get the meat out of the heat and on some ice immediately. Take your photos and then get you elk on ice and out of the heat in record time.