Elk Hunting: What to know before your first hunt – Hunting Tip

Elk Hunting: What to know before your first hunt – Hunting Tip

There is a lot involved in getting ready for a successful elk hunt. In this video NSSF’s Chris Dolnack shares what he learned from industry experts on a recent western elk hunt.

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49 Comments

  1. JustHereToComment. on March 23, 2020 at 3:59 pm

    Doesn’t cost that much to jump in to hunting, this video is going to scare new people away. I have 100$ binos I’ve never had a problem with especially in the cold wet weather. If you’re going to get a scope get vortex thier 150$ scope is about the quality of a 300$ Bushnell, you don’t need fancy mules or horses or a guide. Off of season go scout out public hunting lands, private if you want, old logging roads or clearings. Hunting is about going out and experiencing the outdoors life way God made it, these boomers are just trying to take your money to live and hunt fancy.

  2. jeeptime on March 23, 2020 at 4:01 pm

    Wayne Carlton sounds like Richard Petty.

  3. Timothy S Fitzgerald on March 23, 2020 at 4:04 pm

    Nice vid. Thank you for sharing it. I have started planning my own diy elk or antelope hunt, and am really thirsting for knowledge on the subject.

  4. Amin Momtaheni on March 23, 2020 at 4:06 pm

    advertisement to sell your things or giving tips to hunt?!

  5. Charles Mineo on March 23, 2020 at 4:07 pm

    Great information for a potential Elk hunt hopefully. I really appreciate these learning video’s. Thanks crow dog

  6. awalt26439 on March 23, 2020 at 4:08 pm

    Hiring an outfitter is OK I guess if you can afford it, however, when I see a guide with a big hat I remember all the times I had to sneak through the willows or through spruce thickets to get close enough for a shot. My advice is to stay away from the boys with the big hats. They maybe good enough for a hunt farm where the animals are fenced in but they would hardly be up to the job in the wilderness. Perhaps though there are places where elk are lazing around on open meadows waiting to be shot but I never had such opportunities on anyone of more than a dozen elk hunts.

  7. DukeLegend505 on March 23, 2020 at 4:09 pm

    Hunters need to make a good movie.it seems like in Hollywood movies they always have the hunter as the bad guy we need to change that.

  8. Jean Mostert on March 23, 2020 at 4:11 pm

    What a bunch of pussies….they hunt with calls and rangefinders??They don’t know what hunting is…

  9. MrThunderdogMedia on March 23, 2020 at 4:12 pm

    Out of what? A 30 cal. of some sort, Im assuming based on weight. Just about any 30cal is more than capable of taking an Elk, with variations in ideal range being the main difference. The 180gr Interlock is a great bullet for Elk. As with all hunting SHOT PLACEMENT IS KEY. Practice Practice Practice.

  10. Jefferson Smith on March 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Too bad my 7 mm Remington Magnum isn’t 30 caliber. Now I guess I can’t hunt elk with it.

  11. Keltingr on March 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    Lock ‘n load! 7mm rem mag is what I use, though I do have a 30-06 and 338 win mag as well

  12. Thomas Burt on March 23, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    wow hunting on horseback would be amazing!!

  13. Mile High Jedi on March 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    It sucks that hunting is becoming another activity only for the rich.

  14. Edy Coyote on March 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Outfitters…rich people hunting. My grandfather is turning in his grave

  15. The Man With No Name on March 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    great video, can you do more ryan cleckner videos

  16. Jared August on March 23, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    Would 450 bushmaster be ok

  17. Robert Mussyal on March 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Good video, was just in that area this past week, saw a lot of cows, no bulls but I was able to hear them and of course they were in my camp when I was not.

  18. Chris Tharp on March 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    I love how these guys wear camouflage with neon orange on top. I get that it’s for safety reason, but it kind of defeats the purpose, no?

  19. Kim on March 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    We hunt with a dog! Right where we live. With the landowners(because i dont own anny land myself) Nothing is better than hearing a dog work with what they love as mutch ass us humans

  20. aerhearts on March 23, 2020 at 4:16 pm

    Beautiful countryside.  Where exactly was this filmed?

  21. Patti Funkhouse on March 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    My .270 Win with 130 grain Noslers is just the medicine. Clown college presenters

  22. Shawn Davis on March 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    At 2:55 he said $500 for binoculars?!

  23. Christopher Reyes on March 23, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    I like how he say’s optics aren’t that expensive, and then explains you might be able to find some decent bino’s for as little as…..$500. How cheap.lol

  24. BCP farm and trucking on March 23, 2020 at 4:21 pm

    Can I hunt with a 243? I have a awesome vortex scope on it

  25. TheOutdoorsman on March 23, 2020 at 4:22 pm

    anyone use hornady 180 grain interlock sp for elk? Is it a good option?

  26. Marcel D. Behler on March 23, 2020 at 4:35 pm

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  27. USMC on March 23, 2020 at 4:35 pm

    to 270 guys your 270 dose more damage at 300 yards by how Much a 100 and you brag about that 24/7 Hahaha my 30-06 will get the job done and if it doesn’t I got my 7mm rem mag

  28. Mid West on March 23, 2020 at 4:36 pm

    I cant stand how hunting is becoming so damn commercial. You dont need no damn outfitters and guides and shit, paying for some guys kid to go to college. These guide prices are ridiculous. If you got money to blow and you want a guarantee kill then I guess but real hunters go with friends and family no experts just passed on knowledge about the hunt and the hunted. We also dont sit in blinds all day waiting for elk and deer to come to man made feeder. Get out there and walk miles and stalk that animal then when you kill it the reward is so much more fulfilling. If some get away oh well maybe next time but there no such thing as a wasted hunt unless you are paying someone to do the hunting for you.

  29. Kerry Purcell on March 23, 2020 at 4:37 pm

    you can do your own elk hunts, just be prepared for getting one out of the boondocks,, and a regular caliber like a 25-06,, 270 or 308, is all you need,,,practice with it a lot before you hunt,and most important you have to find the elk,,,,and hunt where elk live,,,,,,,do this and you will be ok,,,,,i have taken near 50 head of elk, so i know a little about it,,,

  30. Roland Carver on March 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    We are going in October. No idea what we’re doing.

  31. Richard Tyll on March 23, 2020 at 4:38 pm

    I have watched many of these type video’s and the one thing that keeps being repeated is SPENDING MONEY. They may not say it outright but, saying you need to hire an outfitter guide or spend $500 on Binoculars etc… is always implied. I wish there were more DIY video’s designed to teach an individual how best to hunt without the need to hire an expensive guide or spend $1,000’s of dollars just to take one shot. Not everyone is able to spend $5,000 to hire a guide. Of course NSSF is in the business of promoting companies who want to sell their products. I wish NSSF focused more on the individual than on promoting Capitalism.

  32. Lydia Lerma on March 23, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    I hunt with a .270.

  33. Freedom B on March 23, 2020 at 4:42 pm

    You don’t even need to spend 500 on binos. If you can, be patient and wait for the clearance sales at the end of the season.

  34. PKD OUT on March 23, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Awesome Footage!

  35. Guitar Dave on March 23, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    I would love to make an elk hunt maybe in another year or   two . The Rifle I have isn’t a .30 Cal. but it will more than get the job done . Most deer hunters already have a good elk Rifle . You don’t need a cannon to hunt with , I remember a hunter from Alaska I spoke with some years ago , his favorite Moose Rifle was a .270 , not a .300 nor .338 . I wish Every Hunter a Safe Hunting Season and I hope you get a big one .

  36. wirefly1000 on March 23, 2020 at 4:47 pm

    Game guiding and outfitters should be outlawed. Volunteers only.

  37. I TOLD YOU SO on March 23, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    I can’t believe you used the term $400.00 and inexpensive in the same sentence.

  38. Adventurer on March 23, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    This reminds me of the book "Closures" by S.A. Neff.  There is a great hunt that gives great examples of this!

  39. Crew Patterson on March 23, 2020 at 4:50 pm

    270 win is my favorite

  40. Cody Machen on March 23, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    I wonder if a 450 bushmaster would be good for elk.

  41. pewp on March 23, 2020 at 4:51 pm

    That’s where guides get you though. DIY is easy if you live in the area because, in my opinion, the best thing you can do to hunt any big game is get out and scout a few times. If you can get to know the area and observe their patterns, you’ll be plenty equipped. Bring your gun, bino’s, a frame pack, cleaning kit, and any other LIGHT necessities with you and go to where you know they should be. Don’t be afraid to put the footwork in…the farther you walk, the greater your odds of getting something. 

  42. Ajeenkya More on March 23, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    We need a 50 BMG bitch lol

  43. The Jimmy Alonso Extravaganza on March 23, 2020 at 4:52 pm

    Joe Rogans podcast with James Hetfield brought me here.

  44. rowdy J on March 23, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Outfitters…Turning your childhood memories into a rich mans sport

  45. jack bauer on March 23, 2020 at 4:53 pm

    Very misleading title. Waste of time. Fu**ing outfitters.

  46. TheOutdoorsman on March 23, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    its a 30-06, im quit awile from being able to elk hunt at the moment. Il be practicing until then and learning more to prepare.

  47. Nathan Oswald on March 23, 2020 at 4:57 pm

    Great video if you are a fat rich desk jockey about to pay thousands for a guided hunt.

  48. Raymond Tong on March 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    I’m getting interested into the gun thing, and I want one for hunts, first time. What hunting rifle do you guys MOST recommend for we to have? And if its cheap please also recommend them!

  49. superdome65 on March 23, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    because everyone can afford zeiss 

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