Dirk Durham is an awesome elk caller, and an all-around great guy. If you have seen Born and Raised Outdoors’ Land of the Free Project or many of Elk101’s content you have probably seen Dirk bugling in bulls. I always enjoy having Dirk on the show and today I get to catch up with him on his 2018 season of highs and lows. In this episode, we dive into the struggles that the crew had with early season heat and light rutting activity. We also talk about Dirks struggles with wolf competition in northern Idaho and what he does with continually more pressure on elk from wolves. This year Dirk was able to capitalize on tough Idaho season with a great solo hunt bull that he worked for hours. Dirk shares the highs and lows of the hunt and some great tips for solo hunters as well as heavily pressured bulls.
Meet The Bugler Dirk Durham – 0:02:34
Dirk’s 2018 Season Overview – 0:03:40
Staying Motivated & Screwing Up – 0:11:04
Follies – 0:23:32
Dealing with Hot Weather Bulls Up High – 0:27:52
Dirk’s Solo Hunt – 0:30:54
Advice for Calling Solo – 0:40:43
Trail Cams – 0:47:41
Dealing with Wolves – 0:51:45
Biggest Lesson from 2018 – 0:54:05
Hunting with Born & Raised – 0:56:22
Calling in Rifle Season – 0:57:36
Dirk’s Durham’s Online Content – 1:06:47
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