Elk

Elk are the largest species of deer in North America. They are known for their impressive antlers, large size, and distinctive calls. Elk feed on a variety of vegetation and are found in forest, grassland, and mountain habitats.

Why hunt

Elk

with Craig Boddington?

If you're looking for a hunting experience like no other, Elk hunts are the perfect way to go! Our outfitters offer top-notch Elk hunts in some of the best hunting areas in North America. With expert guidance and the right equipment, you can have the adventure of a lifetime as you pursue these magnificent and elusive animals. Click the button below to view our selection of Elk hunting outfitters and start planning your next hunt today!

Endorsed Outfitters that hunt

Elk

Alphadog Outdoors
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North America
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Alphadog Outdoors offers true wilderness hunts in the spectacular North Central region of British Columbia. Mike much stick to the traditional, old fashioned, methods of guiding and outfitting. Our primary focus is to offer the very best experience possible, in a fun and friendly environment.

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Black Bear, Mule Deer, Elk, Lynx, Cougar, Moose, Wolf, Coyote, Guided Fishing, Trapline Adventures
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Diamond Outfitters

Diamond Outfitters is the largest and most successful full-time guide service in North America. This family-owned business is operated by United States Air Force Veteran Captain and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office Command pilot, Dan Adler and his wife Terri. Dan and Terri started Diamond Outfitters in 2006 and quickly became the largest full-time outfitter for bull elk, mountain lion, black bear, oryx, and Coues deer in North America.

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Elk, Coues Deer, Mule Deer, Mountain Lion, Antelope, Black Bear, Bighorn Sheep, Ibex, Oryx, Turkey, Javelina,
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Frontera Hunting

It's not just hunting... it's heritage. Either out of necessity or sport, hunting has been ingrained in every age of mankind and across all four corners of the globe. No matter the culture, hunting has been celebrated and treated as a rite of passage or an event that creates lasting, fond memories. Frontera Hunting prides itself on helping people create those memorable experiences that transcend age, gender, race, and culture.

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Wild Boar, Turkey, Deer, Elk, Exotic Rams, Birds, Predators, Varmints and more.
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United States Outfitters

George Taulman’s U.S. Outfitters was the first to offer a computerized tag-drawing system. I threw my applications in with them when they started in the early 90s.

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Elk, Whitetail Deer, Mule Deer, Antelope, Moose and many more.
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Mexico Hunts
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North America
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Northwestern Mexico is a wonderful destination for big desert mule deer and Coues whitetail—and without question the best place to hunt desert bighorn…but these days it’s essential to be with an outfitter you can trust. I’ve known Sergio Jimenez of Mexico Hunts for many years.

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Antelope, Mule Deer, Elk, White tail Deer
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Jokers Wild Outdoors

Jokers Wild Outdoors is your premier Western Big Game Outfitter in Idaho specializing in Elk and Mule Deer. We also offer moose, cougar, bear, antelope, and predators.

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Elk, Mule Deer, Whitetail Deer, Moose or Antelope
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Desert Safaris

Hunter Ross of Desert Safaris is an extremely able young hunter and outfitter, operating primarily in the amazingly big mountains of West Texas, with some hunting in New Mexico.

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Deer, Antelope, Elk, Sheep, Oryx
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K&K Premium Jagd GmbH
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Europe
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K&K Premium Hunting - Your partner for exclusive hunting tours and safaris worldwide

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Deer, Ibex, Boar, Blesbok, Baboon, Pig, Impala, Fox, chamois and more.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What draws serious hunters to the pursuit of Elk?

Elk, with their majestic antlers and grand presence, are among the most iconic game animals of North America. Their impressive bugles during the rut season and challenging terrains they inhabit make hunting them a unique experience that every serious hunter dreams of. Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters has witnessed countless hunters consider Elk as the crown jewel of their hunting quests.

Which regions are renowned for Elk hunting?

The Rocky Mountains of North America, spanning across states like Colorado, Wyoming, and Montana, are often regarded as the heartland of Elk. Additionally, areas in New Mexico, Arizona, and Utah are known for producing trophy-class bulls.

Is there an optimal period to set sights on Elk?

While Elk can be hunted throughout the fall, many experienced hunters favor the rut season, typically in September, when males are especially vocal and active.

Could you suggest the crucial gear tailored for an Elk expedition?

  • A high-powered rifle or a compound bow for archery enthusiasts.
  • Elk bugle or cow call to lure them during the rut.
  • Durable hiking boots given the rugged terrains Elk often inhabit.
  • Lightweight, yet warm clothing layers to adjust to variable mountain temperatures.

How does the Elk's behavior change during the rut season?

During the rut, bull Elks become more aggressive, frequently bugling to assert dominance and attract females. This behavior, while making them more visible, also requires hunters to be cautious and strategic in their approach.

Are there any unique challenges posed by Elk hunting?

Elk habitats often involve high-altitude regions with challenging terrains. Moreover, their keen senses and the vast distances they can cover demand both patience and physical endurance from hunters.

How does Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters ensure a sustainable and ethical approach to Elk hunting?

Sustainability is at the core of our principles. We partner with outfitters who prioritize conservation, habitat management, and ethical hunting practices. Every Elk hunted under our endorsement ensures that the species continues to flourish, and habitats remain preserved for future generations.

The CBEO Experience

At Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters, we value transparency, integrity, and the absolute best in hunting experiences. We believe that each hunt is more than just a price tag - it's a personalized journey for every hunter while we cannot list specific prices like the impersonal hunting directories out there you may have seen, we want to emphasize that we hand-pick outfitters known for their impeccable service, expert knowledge, and fair pricing. We understand that a hunt is an investment and we are committed to ensuring our clients get the best possible return - in experience, satisfaction, and the thrill of the hunt.

What Does the CBEO Endorsement Mean?
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  • Endorsement by Craig Boddington, a hunting legend with over four decades of experience in outdoor journalism, is a testament to the quality and reliability of the hunting outfitter.
  • Our boots on the ground vetting means each endorsed outfitter is ensured to offer top-notch, expert knowledge, and a high standard of animal welfare and conservation.
  • Craig's endorsement are not influenced by sponsorships or partnerships. They are solely based on Craig's honest, personal experience and assessment.
  • Craig's endorsement outfitters understand that pricing is more than just a cost - it's the value you receive from a meticulously planned and executed hunt.
Booking and Pricing:
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  • We connect you with the outfitter directly for pricing and details. This ensures a personalized service tailored to your specific needs and expectations.
  • We ensure that all pricing is fair, competitive, and representative of the top-tier service offered by our endorsed outfitters.
  • By dealing directly with the outfitter, you avoid any third-party fees or commissions.
  • We are not a booking agency and accept no commissions. This means there is NO MARKUP on your hunt.
At CBEO, we're here to guide you to the right outfitter for your next great hunt. It's about more than cost - it's about Trust, Trophy Quality, Safety, and Your Reputation.