Best Shooting Sticks For Elk Hunting in 2023
BOG-POD CLD-3 Shooting Camo Tall Tripod
Hammers 39" bungee corded collapsible shooting stick stiX bipod,black,9MM
- Super lightweight
- Bungee corded legs for quick setup
- Carbide steel tips have firm grip on the ground
- Anodized aluminum tubing
- Folds down to 14inch
Hammers Telescopic Shooting Tripod w/Pivot V Yoke Max. Height 68"
- Telescopiic legs adjustable to 68inch
- Folds down to 25inch
- Made of aluminum alloy tubing
- Pivoting V yoke on top
- Works from standing, sitting and kneeling positions
Primos Pole Cat Steady Stix Magnum Bipod
- Quality materials used for all Primos products
- 100% designed and tested for the toughest situations and environments
- Whether you are a professional, recreational user, or even casual, Primos will fit the mold for all types of people
- Perfect for kneeling or sitting
- Larger diameter tubing for added strength and support
- Three-piece shock corded sections compacts down to 15-Inch for carrying
- Overall height 40-Inch
Leader Accessories Adjustable Lightweight Aluminum Shooting Stick Monopod, Mossy Oak
- 23 "-62 " mossy oak, fast set-up, telescoping design with quick-release lever lock system
- Compact, four-section stick quickly adjusts from 23 " to 62 "
- Made of lightweight aluminum for rock-solid stability
- Improved rubber-finned gun rest provides unmatched gripping power and protects finish of firearms
- Easily match with cameras, optics and other accessories
Leader Accessories Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Shooting Stick Tripod Height Adjustable, 19.5" - 63"
- Light weight and durable aluminum alloy construction
- Quick to adjust for multiple shooting positions from sitting,kneeling and standing with quick-flip leg locks
- Monopod,bipod and tripod built 3 in 1
- The soft foam,contoured hand grip to help control gun stably
- 360 degrees rotating V-Yoke swivels to target moving game freely
Hammers Telescopic Collapisble Shooting Stick Monopod Gun Pod w/V Yoke Rest Mount
- Collapisible 3sections fold to 30inch
- Aluminum alloy tubing
- Carbide steel tip
- V yoke
- Camera mount stud
Primos Hunting 65808 2-Point Gun Rest Trigger Stick Attachment, One Size
- Attaches to trigger stick or an tripod with 1/4-20 Thread mounts
- Adjustable height and tilt
- 2-Point gun rest
- Two point stable gun rest
- Attaches to Trigger Stick or a tripod with 1/4-20 thread mounts
- Adjustable height and tilt
- Great for youth and disabled hunters
High & Heavy Outdoors Double Crossed Shooting Sticks-DBC36
- Two Points of Contact
- Long Range Accuracy
- For Sitting or Kneeing Position
- Prevents Gun Weight Fatigue
- Light, Steady, Compact, Quick, Quiet
Ade Advanced Optics Hunter's 13"-23" Heavy Duty Long Bipod + Free Picatinny Rail Adaptor
- Quality manufactured with cold forged hardened steel and 7075 T7 alloys. These bipods are the heavy duty version with thicker stronger reinforced legs, Heavy Gauge Steel Full Cradle, Heavy Duty Springs. It can handle the heaviest magnum recoil.
- the spring legs can be adjusted and you can pulling the leg from 13" to23"
- Hinged bases have tension adjustment to eliminate tremor. Bipods have an all-weather black heavy duty anodized finish.
- Attaches to sling swivel stud and comes with WEAVER/PICITINNY RAIL ADAPTER.
- Very Light Weighs 14.1-Ounces
How to Successfully Hunt for Deer
From mid-summer to just before winter, deer hunting is a favorite recreational activity for millions of people everywhere. Here, we look at tips for hunting the big bucks, glassing and basic concealment techniques.
During the months when deer are not being hunted, they are much more active and move around a lot more. If you are hunting a piece of private property, you are fortunate to have it all to yourself. But if you hunt the state run game reserves (like me), it's a whole different ball game altogether.
First, there are many areas that can be hunted. The reserve I hunt each year has approximately 20 separate areas available. Each one has a different landscape to offer the hunter, so you can hunt whatever topography you are accustomed to. Well, enough of that. Let's get onto th good stuff.
The elements of a good hunting area
If you think about it, deer are a lot like us in some ways. They have specific needs and requirements and they inhabit an area that can provide those needs regularly. Like us, deer need food, water and cover, in that order. So you should look for an area to hunt that has all three in close proximity to each other.
Deer are very local creatures and will live out their entire lifespan in a two mile radius of where they were born. Believe it or not, it is known that an adult deer will make a complete circle of that living area in a single day. So if you see that elusive buck early in the morning, you can almost bet he'll be there again sometime later that day or, at the very least tomorrow morning.
The successful hunter will know the habit of his prey and will wait patiently for him to return home later on if he misses the first chance.
Glassing is the practice of spying out an area from afar. The idea is to watch for activity and notate the areas that are frequented by a specific deer. The term "glassing" comes from the fact that you use binoculars or a spotting scope (never use a gun mounted scope for this!) to watch from a distance so as not to disturb the natural flow of the terrain.
This also is a good time to make notes on wind direction, ground type, food sources and water sources. Once you have the lay of the land, find a spot to post your stand and put it up at least two weeks before the start of the season, so the deer have a chance to accept it as a natural part of the habitat. The perfect spot will be eternally downwind of the buck run(s) you found while glassing the area.
Another benefit of glassing is not so obvious. In late summer to early fall, male deer (bucks) run in packs of as many as six, like dogs. As the mating season approaches, they split up, take the does they have attracted and become very territorial. During much of the winter hunts, bucks will be solitary souls and spend most of their time with the does or alone. This is why early fall bow seasons are usually extremely fruitful for the hunter who stays on top of the area.
After you have scoped out the landscape and know the habits of the tenants, you can go in there and look around a bit, being careful not to disturb the natural balance of the locale. You already know the deer's wandering habit from glassing, so now you want to look for scrapes, rubs and bedding spots that may hold the quarry. Don't disturb them. Just observe them and memorize them.
The optimum post position will be one that overlooks the water source, the food source and is upwind all the time from them. You may want to set a decoy (for bow hunters), if legal, to draw the buck's interest. This is especially useful during the rut when the males are dominant and territorial. If a male deer sees a strange male in his area, he is bound to investigate the intruder.
Now that all of this has been done and you have the spot picked out, all that is left is to wait until the season opens and get out there. If there is one trait that is crucial to a successful hunt, it's patience. You have scoped the area, you know he's there at least twice a day and you have his food, water and cover all in sight. Now you just have to wait for him to show up.
Follow these simple guides and you will have venison for dinner for the next year or so, guys amp; girls.