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Elk Hunter's Strategy App


Elk Hunter's Strategy App - Available on iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad


Android app on Google Play


No Mobile Device?
No Problem!
A web-based version is available with all Annual and Elk Module Subscriptions.

Click HERE for details

 What's New in Version 2.0?
First, we streamlined the app to eliminate unnecessary redundancy, not only to make it quicker for you to get to the end strategy for your situation, but also to make it a better teaching tool; you can now see exactly what the strategic and situational differences are (if any) between the different times of day and seasons easier and more effectively.

Second, we highlighted each of the vocalizations within each strategy so they stand out better at a moment's glance.

Third, we improved the Glossary of vocalizations, adding both audio* and streaming video** support features to further aid in your learning and understanding of the principles, vocalizations, strategies, and tactics covered in the App!

Overview
Planning for an elk hunt and wondering what tactics to use? Looking for a few fresh ideas and tactics that might help increase your level of success? Want access to audio and streaming video* files to help you understand the various bull and cow vocalizations? WE HAVE AN APP FOR THAT!!!

Designed to be the 21st-Century alternative to the tired old elk hunting resources of yesterday, the Elk Hunter's Strategy App—Bowhunter Edition was conceived and developed by Chris Roe, a Certified Wildlife Biologist, elk behavior expert, and accomplished elk hunter. Chris knows elk behavior and communication intimately. He understands how they think, how they communicate, and to what—and how—they’re likely to respond in nearly any situation; all from a biologically and behaviorally defensible standpoint. The Elk Hunter’s Strategy App—Bowhunter Edition puts all that knowledge right at your fingertips in an intuitive interface!

While you can find yourself in literally HUNDREDS of different situations out in the field, elk have a set of predictable core behaviors, and have a certain number of core vocalizations that they use in a variety of different scenarios. The trick is knowing which vocalization (or combination of vocalizations) to use when, and more importantly, WHY! The Elk Hunter’s Strategy App helps you identify those behaviors, understand them, and then which vocalizations to use, and in which situations, to maximize your success. At times, the same set-ups, vocalizations, and calling strategies may be the same across a variety of scenarios. The beauty of the App, however, is that it goes beyond just telling you WHAT to do, it helps teach you what is likely going on in your scenario, and WHY the vocalization and/or strategy is likely to work in your situation. The Elk Hunter’s Strategy App is as much about your long-term education in elk hunting and elk calling as it is a short-term reference to help you decide what to do in the moment.

If you’ve spent a small fortune on elk hunting books and all the latest gear and gadgets, and have read up on the various tips, tricks, and tactics in the magazines, chat forums, and other places, but never seem to have the same success or experiences that other hunters do, then you need a new strategy. …or DOZENS!  Whether you’re a beginning elk hunter, or a seasoned veteran with a lifetime of elk hunting success to your credit, the Elk Hunter’s Strategy App—Bowhunter Edition is the perfect addition to your bowhunting arsenal. 

Look at some of the amazing features you get in Elk Hunter’s Strategy App:
  • Powerful, information packed resource that can be used anytime, anywhere you have your device, whether in the off-season to prepare for an upcoming hunt, in hunting camp getting ready for your next outing, or on the fly and in the “heat of the moment.”
  • Extremely intuitive, responsive, and dynamic; it takes as little as 35 – 45 seconds to find your specific set up and strategy
  • It helps you to understand elk behavior and communication to improve future hunts
  • No data or phone signal is necessary for strategies or audio files
Elk season will be here before you know it; this is one hunting resource you do NOT want to be without!

*Requires adequate 3G or faster internet connection for streaming video. Access to streaming video is not guaranteed. Audio files are downloaded to the device with the app.

Web-Based Version
Don't have an Android or Apple Device? Don't worry! You can still access the Elk Hunter's Strategy App anywhere you have internet access from within your Elk Module or Annual Subscription!

Click HERE to Sign Up!
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 Home Screen
Once the Elk Hunter's Strategy App launches, you will see the Home Screen.
  • About will take you to a screen that describes the purpose of the app.
  • Additional Info will take you to a page containing links to this website where you can obtain more information on the topics covered in the app.
  • The Glossary provides descriptions, audio files and streaming video*
  • Press START to enter the app.

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 How to Use the App
After you enter the app, you will be given a series of choices. Click the button that corresponds to the choice that most closely matches your current situation.

For most situations, you will be able to choose between Cow Vocalization Strategies and Bull Vocalization Strategies. Then, from within those strategy choices, you will be able to choose from a series of tactics which range from passive to more aggressive strategies. You will also be given suggestions for the best Set-Up you should use in a given situation. If a given strategy/tactic doesn't work for you/your situation, or the situation changes, simply hit the Back button to select a different strategy.

Throughout the app, we also provide commentary on behavioral and seasonal considerations: why the bulls and/or cows are acting that way in that particular situation to help you better understand what is going on with the elk at that time.
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 The Glossary
Includes not only:
  • Basic written descriptions to help you understand the various bull and cow vocalizations, and how to reproduce them; but also
  • Audio files (downloaded with the app); and
  • Access to streaming video (with 3G or better internet access) that not only describe the vocalization and how to make it, many also include footage of elk actually making that vocalization.




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 Known Issues
iPhone/iPod Version
  • Cannot hear audio for either video or audio files within app. The way the app is programmed, if you have the ringer set to vibrate or mute (either via the button on the side of the phone or within Settings), you won't be able to hear audio within our app. Simply make sure your ringer is NOT set to vibrate or mute and you should be good to go. We expect this bug will be fixed in the next app update.
 
Android Version
  • If you experience any issues (e.g., you can't get past the Start page, get a network error, etc), simply reinstall the app. We haven't had any problems with new installs, but occasionally, the Android Operating System doesn't replace the old version with the new one and apparently leaves some residual code which causes conflict with the new version. Simply uninstalling and reinstalling the Elk Hunter's Strategy App fixes any problems with the app.


* Audio files are playable through the app itself and, like the written content, are subject to all copyright restrictions prohibiting unauthorized use, distribution, reproduction, etc.
** RHR cannot guarantee access to streaming video; it is available so long as the user has sufficient internet connection and the videos continue to be supported by RHR.

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