Ep 114: New Mexico Elk Hunt Recap: Success!


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Well, I just got back from the only big hunt I had planned for 2020 and I have good news: I punched my elk tag up in New Mexico! Today, I’m going to tell you how the hunt went, a couple of lessons I learned, and share a few recommendations for you to keep in mind if you want to go elk hunting in the future.

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What We Covered

1) How the hunt went.

2) How we adjusted our plan in response to weather conditions and hunting pressure.

3) Where we finally found elk.

4) Overview of how my equipment performed.

5) Tips that will improve your odds of success on an elk hunt.


I used an Exo K3 4800 backpack on this hunt and I cannot recommend it highly enough! Learn more about EXO Mountain Gear Packs here.

Learn more about Federal Premium Trophy Copper ammo here.

Learn more about the ShadowTech PIG Saddle and Hog Saddle on their web site.

Below is a photo of my elk.

picture of new mexico elk 2020