U.S.A. –-(Ammoland.com)- Editor’s Note: Steve Byers of Delta, Colorado, has been talking to elk and hunting elk since he was 3-years old and began cow calling to elk with his natural voice at age 5. But by the time he turned 13, his voice changed, and he started using diaphragm calls and bugles. Much of Byers’ knowledge and training in the art of elk hunting came from his dad.
I’m almost 50-years old, and I started elk hunting with my dad 45 years ago. Today, I still mix in a little bit of cow calling with my natural voice when I’m using a diaphragm cow call. Besides cow calls, I can chirp and bugle with my natural voice. But to be honest, my natural voice isn’t very good at bugling.
I’m somewhat different from most elk hunters when it comes to camo patterns. I prefer to wear Mossy Oak Brush. Mossy Oak Brush is a very-open pattern, and I hunt open country and numbers of sagebrush flats. One minute I may be out in the sagebrush, and the next minute I may be in oak brush. Then, the elk may …Read the Rest