Hey everyone, welcome to Wapiti Wednesday, Elk season is finally here, this weekend is opening weekend here in Oregon and I’m pumped to get out there. Also am super pumped to share this episode with you. This two-hour conversation is pure gold. Paul Medel, aka Elk Nut, understands elk behavior better than pretty much anyone I have ever talked with. At least in my opinion but who knows maybe we are both just Elk Nuts. This episode is chalked full of tips and advice on how to hunt bulls in just about every circumstance you can imagine. Make sure you take notes, and you may need to even listen to this one again. This episode is one of the best podcast we have done on elk calling and I highly recommend it. Also be sure to check out the new Elk Nut app. We do not receive a single dollar from the app but I think it is well worth getting, and so much of what we cover is in the app as well.
- Interview starts (3:45)
- Starting an elk hunting career (8:30)
- Learning to bugle elk (13:00)
- The biggest mistake you can make as an elk hunter (20:45)
- How to kill any bull (27:30)
- How to move on a bull without hot cows (38:45)
- Bringing a bull to you (49:00)
- The importance of cadence (57:15)
- Changing your calling for different country (1:02:15)
- Calling a bull without hot cows (1:09:45)
- The advertising sequence (1:23:15)
- The situation your blowing without even knowing it (1:33:00)
- Nervous grunts and barks (1:40:00)
- Hunting from the pick up vs backpacking in (1:57:15)
- Killing the ridge runner bull (2:08:45)
- The rut fest (2:13:15)
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