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The Pursuit of Hunting Elk

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Hunting elk is known to be one of the biggest challenges in the world of hunting. Not until they have had a chance to come upon this majestic creature in person do many hunters realize just how massive elk can be. Even fewer realize the wapiti's ability for being elusive, until a puzzled hunter realizes all too late that their quarry has given them the slip for the second and third time. The elk's ultra sensitive nature allows it to detect danger almost immediately. This is what makes hunting elk the ultimate challenge. The hunter who prefers bagging their quarry with little or no effort is not likely to enjoy hunting elk.

When it comes to hunting elk, nothing guarantees greater success than studying the behavior of both the male and female population. During fall, when the hunt is on and elk are into their mating season, or rut, certain behaviors are carried out that, when mimicked, can either lure or scare off the trophy bull a hunter has been waiting to bag. There are some behaviors that are only carried out during certain times of day. Even certain temperatures can have an effect on elk behavior. Aside from learning where principal food and water sources for elk are located, learning these differences can be one of the most crucial elements for a successful hunt.

There are several different methods for hunting elk. While rifle hunting is common, there are those who prefer muzzleloaders and bow hunting. Each of these hunting methods presents their own challenge for those that use them, requiring various levels of skill and marksmanship. Hunters in this category are those that prefer extra challenge when hunting elk. Each method of hunting is given its own time period during the elk hunting season and has its own requirements and restrictions. Many outfitters also tailor their hunting trips for these types of hunting methods, providing services muzzleloaders or bow hunters might need during their trip.

Providing areas where hunting elk is a welcome activity has proven to be a great boost to many a state's economy. By applying effective conservation methods that ensure plentiful herds year after year, a number of states see a return of hunters and outdoor enthusiasts each season. This in turn stimulates local economies, especially in areas surrounding public and even private hunting grounds. While some hunters come for the opportunity to bag a trophy elk, others come for the mere challenge of the hunt in a beautiful setting. Either way, hunters are likely to have just the experience they have been dreaming of.


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Warriors on the hunt in Ruidoso - Ruidoso News


Warriors on the hunt in Ruidoso
Ruidoso News
Steensgaard arranged this year's elk hunt with the help of Operation Wounded Warrior New Mexico, managed by The New Mexico American Legion Riders, the largest of its kind, which in addition has delivered more than $115,000 in health and comfort items ...

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Possible wolf sighting north of Ruidoso - Albuquerque Journal


Albuquerque Journal

Possible wolf sighting north of Ruidoso
Albuquerque Journal
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Rockies Wolves Nathan Thomas was walking with his wife on Box Canyon Circle in Ranches of Sonterra subdivision north of Ruidoso when they witnessed two wolves attack and drag a mature doe into the Bonito River. In an email ...

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Officials: Elk hunting season should be 'pretty good' - Carlsbad Current-Argus


Officials: Elk hunting season should be 'pretty good'
Carlsbad Current-Argus
... New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. State officials said new data has shown an uptick in the amount of elk in the South Central hunting region around Cloudcroft and Ruidoso, as well as the Southwestern hunting region in the Gila National Forest.

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Judge lifts Ruidoso's ban on criticism - Santa Fe New Mexican.com


Judge lifts Ruidoso's ban on criticism
Santa Fe New Mexican.com
Greg Williams, president-elect of the New Mexico Foundation for Open Government, said the public has an interest in having meetings run in an orderly fashion but said Browning's opinion shows that “a policy that says you can't be critical is improper.”.

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Ample rain in Ruidoso brings abundant food supply that spurs reproduction - Ruidoso News


Ample rain in Ruidoso brings abundant food supply that spurs reproduction
Ruidoso News
"Right now, that makes it a little difficult for the hunters, because there is so much water everywhere. I was up on Tucson Mountain yesterday, and all the dirt tanks (wildlife drinkers) are full and what they call Lake Mountain is actually a lake ...

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