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Are elk and deer colorblind to blaze orange/pink clothes?

Humans have trichromatic vision. Deer, Elk (wapiti) and some other animals have dichromatic vision. It's not that deer and Elk can't "see" oranges and reds, they just perceive them differently. ...
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Are elk and deer colorblind to blaze orange/pink clothes?

I can't take any credit for already knowing this, all my information comes from an article from Penn State University, entitled Deer-Forest Study: The eyes have it! Some of the information in this ...
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Were elk solely plains animals before the Europeans came?

TLDR: No, they were found all over North America before the Europeans arrived and are being reintroduced into the Appalachian mountains. I can see them preferring the plains instead of mountains in ...
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How to quarter an elk in the field

Here is how Bob Robb field dresses his elks. Warning: There are images of actual elks being quartered. Secure the Elk Before any cutting begins, you have to secure the elk, which often has ...
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When calling in elk during bow season, where should the caller be in relation to the hunter?

The caller should be at least 50 yards downwind of of the hunter. The reason is that elk have a good sense where a call is coming from and won't get very close (usually around 50 yards) to that spot ...
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How to tell the difference between elk and hunters using elk calls?

The tricks are, Humans carry both bugle (bull) and cow calls, while a bull elk won't make cow noises. So hearing a bugle and then a cow call from the same place is almost guaranteed to be a human. ...
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How much cooler space is required for transporting an elk?

Your going to want to debone it to pack it most efficiently into the coolers, otherwise the quarters are going to be too big and awkward to fit into the coolers and they are really heavy. Once ...
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Are elk and deer colorblind to blaze orange/pink clothes?

Have a look at Can deer see blaze orange?. They have a picture of a hunter rendered how we think it looks to deer. The orange vest (without camo pattern) becomes indistinguishable from a yellow-...
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When calling in elk during bow season, where should the caller be in relation to the hunter?

You need to optimize for putting the shooter in the best place to intercept the bull on the way to caller, while keeping both the caller and shooter downwind of the approach. The bull will try to ...
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