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stay out of sight and downwind of the
elk."

Getting Close
Even in areas where elk are wary,
Banfield said he'd never recommend
hunters limit their scouting.
Knowing where elk are is 80 percent
of the hunt.
But scouting smartly - perhaps relying on trail cameras more so than binoculars to keep watch - will help limit
disturbing elk and, perhaps, encourage
them to keep using the same feeding and
loafing areas.
Remember, though, elk can change
routines at the drop of a hat. Even the
best plans can crumble once the season
opens.
That's why lining up more than one
hunting spot, and scouting right up to
the start of the season, often are critical
to your success.

Ken Prevenslik, of
Fairchance, took this 6-by-6
bull in Elk Hunt Zone
11.
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Elk County Outfitters

area to another.
"A bull that you might have been
watching for several weeks leading up
to the season can disappear the night
before opening day, only to reappear a
few weeks later," Banfield said. "They
have a natural tendency to wander, and
keeping tabs on them can be difficult."
But you need to hunt them where
they are rather than waiting for them to
show up in the place you want to hunt,
he explained.
And if you can't find what you're
looking for on public land, consider
knocking on a few doors to gain access
to private property.
Hunters who asked for access to private property gained it 66 percent of the
time, according to the elk hunter survey.
If you're interested in a do-it-yourself
bull hunt, and are unsure which EHZ
to try for, Banfield has strong feelings
about EHZ 13.
"Hunt Zone 13 has a substantial proportion of public land - 60 percent - and
has some of the largest bulls in the state,"
Banfield said. "It is not for the faint of
heart and requires a lot of foot travel,
as many of the areas elk frequent are
behind locked gates. But the possibility
to harvest a trophy bull in this zone is
good and if you're willing to work at
it and put your time in, you could do it
alone or with minimal assistance."
EHZ 13, however, is one of those
places on the elk range where hunters
must take care if they hope to get close
to their quarry, Banfield said.
"Hunt Zones 4, 13 and 14 are places
where elk will hardly tolerate the
presence of a vehicle," Banfield said.
"The sight or smell of a hunter on foot
will drive them out of the area almost
instantly.
"In these zones, you really need to



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