Preparing For An Elk Hunt
So, how do you get ready for an elk hunt? Well, there are definitely a lot of things to consider and plan for well before the hunt takes place. Here are a few things to think about as you prepare for your elk hunt.
It's always best to start planning at least a year in advance. That gives you plenty of time to set the date and location of your hunt. If you decide to go on a self guided hunt, (without an outfitter) you will have a lot more to begin to do including a decision on what state you want to hunt,where in that state to hunt, what licensing that you will need and much more.
Other things you will need to consider are what season you will hunt (archery or rifle), where you will stay and what equipment and gear you will need for your hunt. If you choose to go on an elk hunt with an outfitter, you will need to secure a date well enough ahead of time as outfitters can book up very quickly.
You can also go on what is known as a "drop camp". A drop camp is a combination of a guided and a self guided hunt. You are "dropped in to camp" and picked up after the hunt by an outfitter. They will usually provide the basic equipment for camp (tent, cooking equipment etc) but you will be responsible for everything else. A drop camp can be a much more economical way to go on a hunt.
How do you get ready for an elk hunt? The bottom line is, preparation well in advance. That way once you finally get there, you'll be ready to experience an incredibly wonderful hunt.
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