Best Slik Tripod For Hunting in 2023
SLIK Pro 700 DX Tripod Legs - Black
SLIK Sprint Mini II Tripod with SBH-100DQ Ball Head - Gun Metal Finish
- Aluminum-Alloy Legs, Flip Locks, Rubber Feet
- 3-Position Leg Angle Locks
- Reversible, Multi-Section Rapid Column
- SBH-100DQ Ball Head
- Quick Release Plate, 1/4"-20 Mount
Slik Pro 700DX Super Titanium Alloy Tripod Legs - 615900
- Supports 22 lbs (10kg); 3 Sections
- Aluminum/Magnesium/Titanium Alloy
- 30.2mm Maximum Diameter Segments
- 70.1" Working Height
- Rapid-Type Center Column
SLIK Lite CF-522 Carbon Fiber Tripod with LED Center Column Flashlight, for Mirrorless/DSLR Sony Nikon Canon Fuji Cameras and More - Black (611-607)
- Removable LED flashlight in the center column for setting up gear in low light
- Rapid Flip Mechanism that allows the legs to invert 180 Degree for compact storage
- Equipped with ball head and quick release plate
- Rubber molded grips on 2 legs
- Load Capacity: 6.6 lb
Slik Quick Release Plate for SBH-100DQ SBH-120DQ
- Ths Slik Quick Release Plate is a spare or replacement quick release plate for the DQ-10 quick release adapter, and the SBH-100 DQ and SBH-120 DQ Ballheads.
- It features a 1/4 inch-20 camera screw and a secure cork pad.
Slik 2-Way Pan/Tilt Head for Master Classic, Supports 13 lbs.
- Slik 3 Year Warranty
- The camera mount plate, while not removable, has a small release lever on one side that allows the mount plate to rotate 360deg. and to be locked down at any point
- The camera mount post is spring-loaded and can be adjusted by turning the tensioner to match the tread depth of the lens or camera being used
- This allows for more secure mounting of heavy equipment on the head
SLIK Pro 634 CF 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod, Black (611-616)
- Weighs slightly more than 2 lbs. It extends to 63 inches and folds down to a compact 18 inches
- This tripod handles up to 7 lbs easily. Use it with professional camera bodies and/or heavy lenses
- The four leg sections secure and loosen with twist locks. Because the legs are non-rotating, you may unlock all of a leg’s stages at once by twisting the three large rubber grips with one hand for fast setup
- The SLIK PRO 634 CF is 40% lighter than aluminum and super tough due to the 8-layer Carbon Fiber design
Elk Hunting: How to Speak the Language
This is how I learned to call in elk and it has worked ever since. It can work for you too.
I was just cresting up to the top of a small ridge in an area new to me. The sun wasn't fully over the top of the next ridge when I heard some cow elk chirping. I stopped for a second to make sure it wasn't a bird or maybe a far off tree squirrel. After Deciding it was more than likely some elk down in the draw I crept up to a large pine tree that gave me the cover I needed, to glass down in the draw without being seen. Once I got behind this two hundred foot tall pine tree, I looked down and seen about 50 head of elk. Most of the elk were cows and calves meandering through the grassy, aspen filled draw without the slightest suspicion that they were being watched. Being that I did not see any bulls other than spikes (Martians as my father in-law would call them) I just watched listening to how they communicate with each other.
While I was watching and listening I seen a cow grazing through the draw, and about every ten to fifteen seconds she would raise her head and give out a little Meeew, (or chirp as some people call them). Finally noticing what she was doing, I realized that she was just calling on the young calf she had that was about fifty yards off playing in the meadow. I realized there the tone she used to locate her young. It reminded me of how my mother used to call out my name, when we were at the park when we were kids, not alarmed or worried just one of those calls "Jesse", "what are you doing over there". So the short- non boisterous call is what I like to call the "just checking call" which works good when your close to elk and can small them but your just not sure where there at. Many of times I have gotten them to answer.
Ten or so minutes went by after watching the cow and her calf, when I heard something moving pretty fast. I turned over my shoulder and seen four coyotes chasing a small doe. The doe ran about fifty yards away from where the elk were standing, causing the elk to bust out of the draw. The elk went in several different directions. Some went down the draw others went up on the side of the next ridge, as I sat and watched I seen him. He was a nice even, long tined six point. Watching him on the next ridge over, I heard him let out a" RRRRRRRRRuuuuh" no chuckle at the end just a strong deep "I am Over Here".
All the other elk were in a commotion not knowing where to go or what happened, they just knew something wasn't right when the other elk started running off. As the bull kept bugling out I heard another long mmmmmEEEEEEEEEwwww, it was the lead cow trying to say "Hey" get it together we are over here. I watched more as I seen this bull that was well out of my shooting range start heading to where this cow was calling, as well as the other cows and calves. I was thinking oh man here he comes if I can just get another twenty yards down the draw I could get myself in a good shooting lane as he is heading towards the cow.
Needless to say there were too many eyes and ears of other elk and I ended up spooking. Thinking that they might head down to a thicket I had went through the previous day. I thought I might be able to get between them and try calling to me. I ran over the ridge and as they were once again scattered in different directions. I tried to imitate the lead elk I had just heard the first time they got spooked. The wind was in my favor as I started calling trying to sound as the lead cow had been keeping the same tone I heard her calling, or at least as how I thought she had sounded. About maybe half a minute went by with me doing this, and elk started heading my direction. There he was bearing down right towards where I was standing. I stopped calling and he ran right by me twenty feet. I let out another short call and he stopped turned his head looking almost at me quartering away, THUD! I got him right in the engine room. My heart raced, I could hardly keep from yelling out with excitement. I sat down and watched him after he kicked his legs and took off for about fifty to sixty yards. Then he slowed and took about three half steps back and then as he tried to walk forward then fell over.
My first nice bull, during this hunt I learned that it is not about the perfect elk call, it's about the tone and the presentation at the time. If you bust up a heard try as I did, it might work for you. If you see a lone bull, get below him and try to sound like a small heard, cupping your hand back and forth on both sides of your mouth to through the direction of your voice. Most of all when you are in the spot to watch and listen to the elk in your neck of the woods do and pay attention. They will let you know what they are used to. All elk sound different so don't be ashamed of your call. I heard people who sound like a text bull elk bugle, and still can't call in an elk. So be patient, don't give up and Listen!