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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 11:20 PM Thread Starter
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Elk Practice

Elk hunting for the first time this year.
Two separate bugle calls. Just started to use them.
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Best of luck Todd on your trip!!

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2012, 11:40 PM
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Sounds pretty good. If its Pa elk you don't have to be very picky. I have called them in improvising with a coyote howler. I would try and hit a bit of a higher pitch toward the end of the bugle and bring it back down if you know what I mean. Kinda like your fifth bugle. Sproul
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-14-2012, 05:40 PM
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I would suggest you focus more on COW calls. Get 3-4 different ones so you can sound like a group of cow's. Many bulls are call(bugle) shy. Bugle or cow call to locate, cow call to bring em in.
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That's basically the plan Heit. Bugle to locate only.
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Where are you hunting? If hunting out west get some cow calls of different sounds and tones. The outfitters and guides I have hunted with rely heavily on cow calls and we have called in many bulls with nothing more than a hoochie mama. Bugling seems better near peak of rut when the bulls are willing to fight. Just my experiences though.
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I would suggest you focus more on COW calls. Get 3-4 different ones so you can sound like a group of cow's. Many bulls are call(bugle) shy. Bugle or cow call to locate, cow call to bring em in.
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Yep, covering all of that as well. This is OTC so I do not want to be too aggressive in calling.
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Good luck this year Todd!
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