There is such a thrill when you are living among the elk, hearing cows and calves talking and bulls bugling, completely unaware of your presence. And then it happens. A bull appears through the timber, coming towards you, screaming. Your adrenaline is kicking in like never before. As he approaches, you take a deep breath and look for the best opportunity to draw. Now it’s all up to you to close the deal!
You can experience this amazing time of the rut during September and early October. Our archery elk hunting is outstanding because there are so many elk in our area. Elk calls are used by the guides to lure bulls within range. Providing close range shots of thirty yards or less has contributed greatly to our success in harvesting many impressive bulls that make Pope & Young.
We schedule our hunts in such a way to utilize both the wilderness areas and our private land. Having the flexibility to hunt lots of country is ideal because it keeps the elk from being over pressured and becoming call shy. Therefore we experience a lot of quality action.
What are your odds of harvesting a buck during an archery hunt? There is always a chance at stalking a nice mule deer, but finding good bucks in September and early October can be difficult. We do have great opportunity for whitetail deer on the ranch. We set up tree stands and ground blinds before the season between feeding and bedding areas. Success on respectable bucks has been high.