Tips From Randy Newberg: How to Draw More Elk Tags

If you want to hunt elk out of state, there’s a heckuva lot to learn. Seasoned pro Randy Newberg recorded the goods for anyone trying to figure it out.

Leave it to Newberg to spill all his secrets. He does it all the time. But hey, we’ll take it. And we’ll especially take it when he’s breaking down all the crazy complications of putting in for tags and trying like heck to draw an elk tag anywhere in the country.

In this short film, Randy breaks down how draw odds work. Believe me, it’s complicated. Drawing the right elk hunt for you can often be a multi-year application endeavor, so you better get started now. And the research itself is a little mindboggling.

Randy breaks down application behavior, drought, unit popularity, and point creep, in addition to researching historic data on draws.

And, he continues to release videos that complement the art of elk applications. “Find Best Value States for Elk,” “How You Can Hunt Elk On A Budget,” and “What the Heck is Point Creep?” on his YouTube channel as well.

Runtime: 26 minutes

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Nicole Qualtieri

Based in Montana, Nicole Qualtieri is GearJunkie's Hunt + Fish Editor. She also serves as a Board Director for Orion the Hunters Insititute, a non-profit promoting fair chase and hunting ethics nationwide. A DIY hunter, she comes from a non-traditional hunting background and began hunting and fishing in her 30s. She's been a voice for hunting, fishing, and conservation since 2014, when she got started working on the television show MeatEater. She's an avid horsewoman, bird dog aficionado, snowboarder, hiker/backpacker, food nerd, and all-around outdoorswoman. Find her online at @nkqualtieri.

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