Elk are the quintessential big game animal in the West, and there is no more exciting sight for a hunter than a heavy-racked bull that seems to materialize out of thin air in the dawning light of a cold fall morning. But it takes more than blind luck to put yourself in this situation year after year. Elk are smart, wary, highly mobile animals that use their surroundings to great advantage to elude hunters. To be successful, you must understand the subtleties of elk habits and habitat. The Complete Book of Elk Hunting provides detailed information on all aspects of these elements, along with hunting tactics that will help you consistently take trophy elk throughout their range. Specific features include: " The behavior and micro-habitats of big bulls " The top hunting methods for elk, including still-hunting, glassing and stalking, tracking, and stand hunting " Hunting the rut in early fall and finding elk in any type of weather and terrain throughout the season " The top states for trophy bulls and overall numbers of elk " Methods for learning about feeding, bedding, escape, and migration habits " Searching for and interpreting sign and the secrets of effective scouting " A chart for forecasting elk whereabouts based on long-term weather conditions " Trip planning and basic equipment Whether you are a beginner or a veteran, this ultimate guidebook is filled with expert advice that is sure to make you a better, more efficient hunter. Elk numbers throughout much of the West are higher than they have been in more than a century, so don't wait to acquire the knowledge that could make all the difference on your next hunt.Curtis, Sam is the author of 'Complete Book Of Elk Hunting Tips And Tactics For All Weather And Habitat Conditions', published 2005 under ISBN 9781592286539 and ISBN 1592286534.