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Whitetail Tactics for Elk


Ralph and Vicki Cianciarulo from Archers Choice TV is a husband and wife team who have hunted all over the world together.   They enjoy bowhunting Rocky Mountain Elk.  Over the last several decades, they have hunted elk across the country and know what it takes to put an elk on the ground.  I recently interviewed Ralph about his favorite elk hunting tactics.   

 

 
Find Water

Every elk hunter dreams of calling in a big bull, but Ralph enjoys hunting them like whitetails also. “Early in the season, I like to sit over water and wait for elk to come get a drink. Like whitetail hunting sometimes sitting for hours and hours is worth it. Many hunters don’t like this tactic but it works very well. In the early season, bulls aren’t typically coming to calls and the weather is very hot. Everything needs a drink so sitting over water is a great tactic,” Ralph explained.

Another reason Ralph likes hunting over water is because it doesn’t disturb the elk. “Many hunters run and gun during the early season, hoping they can find a hot bull. Instead of finding a hot bull, they educate the elk in the area. Sitting over water isn’t as exciting as calling in a bull, but it works well and doesn’t spook the animals. I love calling in bulls but I wait until the rut for that,” Ralph added.

Use an Elk Decoy

When the bulls start screaming in the rut, Ralph likes to use a Montana elk decoy to bring the bull the last few yards. “Bulls like to see that cow they hear calling in the brush which is why they often hang up just out of bow range. We have had great success outsmarting bulls with the Montana elk decoy. When the bull sees the cow decoy, he is often convinced that she is the real thing and comes the last 10 or 20 yards that we need for a close shot,” Ralph noted.

Elk Estrus Scent

Most deer hunters use urine to build mock scrapes and bring bucks in but for some reason, elk hunters don’t use elk urine when elk hunting. Ralph says that is a mistake. “Elk give off a very strong odor. “I have removed the bladder of elk in the past and used the urine in a spray bottle,” Ralph said with a laugh. “I like using urine because if the wind shifts and a bull gets my scent at the last second, he sometimes gets confused if he smells elk urine at the same time. If he hesitates at the last second before he bolts, it gives me enough time to let an arrow fly.”

This fall, Ralph and Vicki will be using the Wyndscent Unit which puts out a heated vapor scent that can be smelled a great distance away. Elk estrus is one of the scents offered in the Wyndscent lineup.

Roger Raglin and Maniac 150 Partner with Wyndscent

Fourth Arrow Products, makers of the revolutionary Wyndscent Vapor Scent Dispensing System, is proud to announce their partnership with Roger Raglin Outdoors. Roger Raglin is one of the most recognized faces in the outdoor community and has one of the longest running television shows on the Outdoor Channel. 

Over the last several decades, Raglin has hunted across North America and has produced over 60 hunting videos. Raglin’s hunting show is extremely popular, as is his line of deer scents.  Over the last several years, his Maniac 150 scent has been in high demand because it combines 100% doe urine with interdigital glad that drives bucks crazy. 

For 2017, the popular Maniac 150 lure will be available in a Wyndscent unit so hardcore whitetail hunters everywhere can take advantage of the power of vapor scents.The Wyndscent applicator is a one-of-a-kind patented vapor scent applicator that harnesses the power of vapor to dispense liquid scent. The reusable unit comes with a remote control and rechargeable batteries. With Wyndscent, hunters can control the amount of scent dispersed and continuously apply scent every 60 second intervals. 

Combining the power of vapor hunting scents with Roger Raglin’s Maniac 150 scent will drive rut-crazed bucks crazy. Maniac 150 has proven to attract bucks and does during the early season, the rut, and the late season, making Maniac 150 the perfect scent for deer hunters who like to spend every moment they can in the woods. The Wyndscent unit, combined with Maniac 150, will attract deer from great distances and bring them in close. 

“I am very excited to be partnering with Fourth Arrow Brands and Wyndscent,” said Roger Raglin. “The vapor technology is unique and will be something hunters should take advantage of this fall.”

To learn more about Fourth Arrow Brands and the complete line of Wyndscent products, visit www.wyndscent.com

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