How do you stop an elk?

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How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby JoeRE » Fri Jun 27, 2014 11:50 pm

For the seasoned elk hunters - How do you stop an elk for a shot with a bow that is moving? What noise do you try to make?

I am going back elk hunting this fall and wondered about this. In 2012 the first time I went and shot my elk it was moving and I realized at full draw I had no idea how to try to stop it. I made the moving shot because it was at close range but if it had been further it would have been much more difficult.

I cant remember seeing reading much on this or seeing anything in any videos I have watched...


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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby Milk Weed Seed » Sat Jun 28, 2014 1:11 am

Same as a whitetail a soft mew or whistle. But every animal will react differently. No guarantee it'll work, could spook it off, just like some deer.

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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby solocam88 » Sat Jun 28, 2014 6:50 am

I have stopped them with a mouth mew

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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby Edcyclopedia » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:02 am

Looks easy to me - just get a sign dude! :mrgreen:

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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby Brad » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:57 am

.300 win mag!

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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby Bigdaddy-yoyo » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:29 pm

Good one ED :lol:
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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby JoeRE » Sat Jun 28, 2014 12:31 pm

Brad wrote:.300 win mag!

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Lol, that would be frowned upon to say the least in BOW season.
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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby MattyG » Sat Jun 28, 2014 3:00 pm

I have had a lot of people tell my they stop them with a mouth cow call. I would think it would be better then a non natural sound.
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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby frogtosser » Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:41 pm

Thats good to know, I'm going on my first elk hunt next month and I hope I get the chance to stop one.
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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby UntouchableNess » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:17 pm

MattyG wrote:I have had a lot of people tell my they stop them with a mouth cow call. I would think it would be better then a non natural sound.

Mouth cow call stopped a cow for me back in 2011.
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Re: How do you stop an elk?

Unread postby dehart89 » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:31 pm

Brad wrote:.300 win mag!

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