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    calf distress

    Heading to Colorado this year with a friend to hopefully get our first elk. Mainly going to fill the freezer and we should have a couple muzzy tags. We will shoot a cow no doubt if given the opportunity. I would imagine there is certain Calling that brings in cows, but was wondering if anyone has done a calfw distress with any luck?

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    never tried it . give er a go and let us know.

    who knows ,you might even call in da big bad woof.
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    I've not heard much about this. Most callers are trying to bring in bulls. Search some youtube vids on this topic and see what you can find. Think I'll do the same. Thx.

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    Pretty interesting question. I have never tired to use a calf in distress call for elk hunting. I have tried some fawn in distress call's for hunting both mule deer and predators. I found that the mule deer does come in pretty regularly to the fawn in distress call and would think some cow elk would do the same for a calf in distress call. I am going to have to get out into the mountains and give this tactic a try and see how it works.

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    me either . don't see why it wouldn't work to call in a cow though????

    when calling coyotes I often experiment with odd sounds . some work ,some don't. see no reason not to try same with elk.
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    The Sceery Ace-2 Bull elk seducer works great for making calf sounds and calling in cows.
    If you can get into a herd and break it up the calf sounds will bring cows right in, bulls too for that matter.

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    My buddy sounded like a dying calf last time I hunted with him. He didn't call in anything. I fully expected a lion to pounce on him at any moment. Does that count?

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    I'm definitely going to give it a shot next fall, just didn't know if anyone had success with it. I know a Fawn bleat or lost Fawn sound will bring on a doe pretty quick.

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    Lost calf call is what you want to do. It sounds like the calf is saying " mom" "mom" ......works well.

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    One spring i tried a calf in distress call to hopefully call in a bear. It didnt take long for a half a dozen bulls to show up ready to help the calf. They were acting agressive enough that i was really hoping they wouldnt pinpoint me. I would think a calf in distress or lost calf call would work the same in the fall but i havnt tried it.

 

 
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