Hunting the Elk Rut

Colorado Outdoors Radio Podcasts

In this 23-minute podcast,   Mark Vieira, Colorado Parks and Wildlife terrestrial biologist, discusses some of the physiology and biology behind the elk rut and explains how the rut affects elk behavior.   Vieira, an experienced big-game hunter, also shares some personal tips and strategies to make hunting this time of year more successful.  Hunters will learn more about how rutting behavior changes throughout the early hunting seasons, how hunting pressure affects elk behavior, the advantages/disadvantages of hunting wallows, advice on when and when not to use an elk call and suggestions on how to plan an archery or muzzleloader hunt.

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