One doesn’t become a great elk hunter overnight; this sport can be challenging, even for seasoned veterans. If you’re new to elk hunting or still finding your footing, don’t let a lack of success get you down. Mentorship and experience will help you become the elk hunter you want to be. 

The experts at Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch in Newdale, Idaho, are happy to help. When you go elk hunting with us, our expert guides will assist you. Before you embark on your next hunt, we have some pointers. Read for tips and tricks you can use on your next elk hunting expedition.

Elk Hunting Tips from Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch

We’ve been elk hunting for a long time. We’ve gone on countless hunts, helping to ensure all of our guests walk away from their hunt successful and satisfied. Here’s a look at some of the elk hunting tips we’ve learned over the years.

Bring the Proper Gear

An elk hunting trip requires the right equipment. Forgetting even one piece of gear can negatively impact your hunting experience. Here’s the gear we recommend:

  • Weather appropriate camo clothing
  • Boots
  • Binoculars
  • Rangefinders
  • Water
  • Cow call
  • Hunting knife
  • Rifle or bow
  • Ammunition or arrows

For more information on what to pack for your hunt, check out our guide on what to bring

Go Hunting with a Buddy

Solo hunting is more challenging than hunting as a group. While the solitude of hunting alone holds some appeal, you can’t let your guard down for a second, or you might miss something. More eyes and ears are an advantage; you’ll be more likely to see or hear signs of elk. Plus, hunting buddies will help push you when you need it. When you’re tired after a long day of searching for elk, having someone else by your side can spur you onward. 

Stay Mentally Sharp

There’s a lot going on during a hunt, and you have to pay attention to it all. You’ll be scanning the environment for signs of life, hiking to different locations, paying close attention to your hunting partners, and more. With so much going on, you need to stay sharp. You could stumble upon an elk at any time, and you need to be ready to act quickly and make the most of your opportunity. 

Get More Tips When you Go Hunting at Our Idaho Elk Ranch

A girl posing with a dead elk after a successful hunting tripWhen you go hunting at Rocky Mountain Elk Ranch, you’ll have a guide by your side who will be giving you tips and tricks for a successful outing. At our elk ranch, success is guaranteed, and you’ll make memories that will last a lifetime. We also offer buffalo hunts, well-appointed accommodations, dining, and more. Please call us at 208-351-7301 or visit us online to learn more about how you can experience an exhilarating Idaho elk hunt.