Alberta Elk Hunting Proves to Be A Hunter’s Fantasy
Looking for a trophy bull elk? Hunt Alberta, Canada, where the huge elk are plentiful! You will likely end up hunting during the season’s elk rut, along the foothills of Alberta, Canada, where the elk roam. The combination of low hunting pressure and high elk populations in Alberta produces trophy bulls that are very vocal and will come in surprisingly close. When Alberta elk hunters locate a bugling bull, they move in close and challenge the bull. A rifle hunter can usually expect a 15 to 40 yard shot at a rutting elk bull. Many elk that have been harvested in Alberta have scored as high as 382 Boone & Crockett, and the majority of Alberta elk bulls score between 260 and 340. If you want the hunt of a lifetime, Alberta provides the best of everything from quarters, to food and guides, not to mention an abundance of outstanding game – especially elk! Hunters in Alberta can expect a challenge – and also a significant reward – as their elk are pursued and taken out, and they’ve filled elk, moose, and mule deer tags. One excited Alberta elk hunter declares of his hunt last year, “My latest hunt filled my freezer with over 550 lbs of elk meat, and I also gave some away to my guide!” The sportsman adds of his Alberta elk-hunting adventure, “[My guide] spotted six cows and four calves coming up from a river bottom to a clear-cut area, and sure enough, the big-herd bull was behind them by about 75 yds. The bull bugled twice to let the world know he was there and slowly followed the cows. We crawled about 50 yds to close the distance to just over 200 yds from the bull, and the rest is history.” Another interesting aspect of hunting elk in Alberta is that, even though you’re pursuing elk in their natural habitat, there are so many other animals you can acquire along the way, should you have the proper licenses. From moose to mule deer, and even the great black bear, an elk hunter in Alberta can expect to see a great variety of game and experience the rush only nature can provide. Hunts with world-renowned Alberta outfitters are absolutely first class, as evidenced by the need to book two to three years in advance to get the tags and dates you want, but it is well worth the wait! Success rates on Alberta elk hunts are between 50 and 100%, with a shooting opportunity of 100%. Those numbers alone should drive any sensible sportsman to the great Alberta elk frontier!