archery cow elk ?

Rooster52

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Archery cow elk,early September or last week of September ,What is better,or don't it matter?
 

mthillrunner

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I've called cows in every week of bow season. One week hasn't seemed any better than another for me at least. However, where I hunt I don't go more than a mile from the rig the first week or so. I am usually by myself so if the weathers warm the pack out can be interesting. I usually hunt the least the first week of bow season due to warm conditions.
 

TRS_Montana

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I'm usually so anxious to get out and hunt by the time Sept. comes around that I hunt it pretty hard right away. As other people have said, elk can be found any time of the year. One reason I like earlier is because you are more likely to find a stray cow or two away from a larger herd, which means they will react more to a call and will not have 100 eyes watching their back. However, it is tough to beat chasing vocal elk herds. If I had to choose, I would say Sept 15 every year.
 

rmyoung1

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One thing I've noticed in the unit I hunt in Colorado is that the first couple of weeks of archery season seem to have less hunting pressure. And although the elk aren't really rutting yet, they are in a summer routine that presents some ambush possibilities, I believe. So, there are some advantages to hunting early.
 

Rooster52

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Looks like I will be going the last week of September as my grandkids are going to be in the Michigan youth hunt on the 19th and 20th.Would not miss that .
 

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