MUSSELSHELL OUTFITTERS, LLC IS A MEMBER AND SUPPORTER OF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN ELK FOUNDATION AND THE MULE DEER FOUNDATION.
On this hunt you would arrive on day 1, get settled into camp and have an evening meal. You would hunt days 2,3,4,5,6,7, and depart on day 8 after a continental breakfast. This includes 7 nights lodging with all meals, and 6 days hunting.Over the years we have had clients take some excellent bull elk on
this hunt. There are bulls coming out of our area most years that are
scoring up to and over 400 inches in antler size.
A hunt should never
be measured by inches, but if you are going to bow hunt elk, why not
hunt in an area where there is a chance of taking a huge bull? We also
have good numbers of mule deer and whitetail on the ranches we hunt .
We have some hunters each year who take an elk and a deer with their
bow on the same hunt. In our area elk and muledeer often use the same
trails when traveling from their feeding areas to bedding areas. We
have taken over half of our big bulls over the years by hunting water
holes and wallows. This type of hunting is not always easy and it
Going after elk with a cow call and bugle also produces bull elk. We
do more calling for elk on our later hunts. With our elevation being
low for elk country keep in mind that the elk rut often comes later in
September and early October. On our archery elk we are not dependent on
the rut for getting opportunities. We can take bulls off water sources,
on trails between feeding and bedding areas and we can ambush elk in
pinch pints where natural terrain narrows the travel routes of the elk.
When the elk do bugle we can then cut the distance down quickly and get
in front of them for a shot. The biggest factor on this hunt will be
how flexible the client is with his or her hunting methods. We will be
prepared to hunt the elk with the methods that work best for the week
that you are hunting here. We will work with the client and do what is
best for everyone to get an opportunity at a bull. Once a client takes
a bull on this hunt, he or she will then be able to hunt deer. You can
also take a deer any time during the hunt if the opportunity comes
along before you take an elk. Deer can be hunted from stands and blinds
as well as spot and stalk. Overall, this is a great hunt with high
opportunity in great country. This hunt can be successful for someone
who is only able to do very little walking or it can be a physical hunt
for those that like to cover ground on foot. Either way, there is
nothing more exciting than hunting bull elk with a bow along with mule
deer on the same hunt!