Bull Elk in the Fall

Today’s Tip:  Elk Hunting and Tracking

Judging the age of an elk track is difficult in all but the most ideal conditions, but as a general rule in the snow, crisp edges mean tracks are likely only a couple of hours old.  In falling snow, any tracks not filled with fresh flakes were recently made. 

You can also analyze fresh droppings; if temperatures are below freezing, or were the night before, any droppings that are not frozen are likely less than twelve hours old.  If they are soft and still warm to the touch, elk are close by.