Welcome to the podcast and to Wapiti Wednesday. We are getting closer and closer to the magical month of September. This week I am joined by Donnie Drake of Elk 101. Donnie hunts with Corey Jacobsen and Dirk Durham where they have developed an amazing system for calling elk in. Over the years this trio has found success year in and year out no matter where they go. In this episode, Donnie shares some great stories and lessons learned over the years. He also has some crazy stories about taking an ambulance out of elk country, and his fall last year that left him urinating blood the next day!
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University of Elk Hunting Online Training Course: Don’t forget to use Promo Code TRO30
Elk1o1 2017 Film, “The Linguist”
Donnie’s Custom Jeep – 7:45
Hunting Style Before Hunting with Elk101 Crew – 9:29
How His Tactics Have Changed SInce – 11:40
The Crews 2018 Hunting Schedule – 19:46
How Donnie Ruptured a Testicle – 25:27
Some Horror Stories Donnie Faced – 28:37
Hunting Burn Areas – 42:16
Hunting in Grizzly Country – 46:39
Grizzley Hunts in ID, MT, & WY – 54:40
There Video Content Online – 57:35