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Elk crossing low fences? #5236939 08/05/14 11:02 PM
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I have a property that is low fenced.(central Texas)
2 ranches over about 2 miles away, all low fenced in between, their is a group of about 5-8 elk.
I will occasionally see a single elk once a month on trail cam but nothing more.

1. Whats the best way to attract the larger group to my property

2. Will the elk cross low fences easily?

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Good leafy alfalfa hay.

They hardly break stride crossing normal fences


Re: Elk crossing low fences? [Re: doogie] #5237039 08/05/14 11:55 PM
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Try calling to them in late August or Sept on a calm still morning.



Re: Elk crossing low fences? [Re: stxranchman] #5237169 08/06/14 12:47 AM
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Originally Posted By: stxranchman
Try calling to them in late August or Sept on a calm still morning.


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Re: Elk crossing low fences? [Re: doogie] #5237661 08/06/14 04:46 AM
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alfalfa hay

Re: Elk crossing low fences? [Re: doogie] #5237804 08/06/14 11:04 AM
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Hoping you can come up with a workable combination!



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Re: Elk crossing low fences? [Re: Chief Joe] #5238606 08/06/14 07:00 PM
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I'll try the hay and calling them in the morning late August/September

Any recommendations for an elk call?
I'm guessing I will want a call that will be heard a long way off.

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Carlton, Dillon, and Primos offer a good selection of calls. I like the Dillon bellows for bull elk bugles. The Primos Hoochie Mamma is good for cows. You can mix bugles with the cows to sound like a herd!


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Here's the reason I like the Dillon call

[video:youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=lLJJohcTdwk[/video]


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Originally Posted By: doogie
I have a property that is low fenced.(central Texas)
2 ranches over about 2 miles away, all low fenced in between, their is a group of about 5-8 elk.
I will occasionally see a single elk once a month on trail cam but nothing more.

1. Whats the best way to attract the larger group to my property

2. Will the elk cross low fences easily?


1. Alfalfa. They will kill a protein feeder too.

2. Like nobody's business.

Primos Hoochie Mama is an easy call to use. If you've got a bull around he'll respond.


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They love alfalfa (I hunt them free range in west Texas). Also a big pile of cotton seed will keep them coming back too.


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I once saw in Co. a very large herd cross 2 fences . After it was over you could walk across it..

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