Hunting elk a challenge

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Hunting elk a challenge

Rugged terrain, animal’s intelligence make success difficult
Elk are smart animals and they can run easily for a mile or more when spooked. Hunters in Colorado last year had just a 21 percent success rate in making a kill.
Elk hunters can count on doing some walking to bag their prey. Elk rarely are found near roads and don’t venture below timberline until snow depths exceed a foot or more. This bull was spotted in an early snowstorm near Bailey.
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To learn more about hunting elk, check out “Elk Hunting University” on the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website: http://wildlife.state.co.us/Hunting/ElkHuntingUniversity. This program gives extensive information about all phases of elk

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Hunting elk a challenge

Elk are smart animals and they can run easily for a mile or more when spooked. Hunters in Colorado last year had just a 21 percent success rate in making a kill.
Elk hunters can count on doing some walking to bag their prey. Elk rarely are found near roads and don’t venture below timberline until snow depths exceed a foot or more. This bull was spotted in an early snowstorm near Bailey.
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